I Live in the South, and This Is the Item I Always Get Complimented On

Being a fashion editor in a non-fashion city (Raleigh, North Carolina, to be exact) is an interesting thing that gives me somewhat of a unique perspective. I know that most people don't care about the niche brands and trends I sometimes wear, but that's fine with me. That said, there is something I do get my fair share of comments on when I'm out and about, and it always makes me happy because it's one of my favorite fashion items: handbags

Whether I'm at restaurants, getting my nails done, or in line at stores, I always get compliments on my bags. I tend to go for bags that stand out, and I carry them even when I'm dressed very casually. I find that a cool handbag makes any and every outfit feel special, so I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting ones. Below, I've rounded up some of my favorite ones at the moment, all of which will lead to lots of compliments for their owner.

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This has become my go-to summer bag. It holds tons of stuff.

You don't need to spend a lot on crochet.

I've been smitten with this since I first laid eyes on it.

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Among the many things I love about this bag, it goes with so many things and it's the perfect size.

Fashion people love this under-the-radar bag brand.

It's the bag everyone is freaking out over right now.

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Check out the pretty color that this It bag comes in now.

I'm obsessed with anything featuring rhinestones these days.

I've put this bag in three stories this week, so what does that tell you?

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Although this one isn't ideal for an everyday bag, I love it for special occasions.

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Take a look at the upgrade the famous Jodie bag is getting.

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Staud's beaded bags always make me (and everyone else) smile.

This is complete and total compliment bait.

This is perfect if you're not looking for a beach bag-sized crochet bag.

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This is one of my favorite bags. It's simple and chic and is great for day or night.

I love the shape of this and the delicate chain strap.

I love how cute and minimal this one is.

Perfect for dressy and casual situations alike.

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