If you had been hoping to get a piece of the much-ballyhooed “new minimalism” at a price point somewhat lower than that of the brands which started the look, Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 is the handbag collection for you. (We’ve also thrown in a few shoes for fun.) The brand maintains its youth while still co-opting recent trends, and the results are mostly quite good.

My personal favorite of the collection is the lemon yellow structured shoulder bag – the combination of smooth leather and woven straw is cheerful and summery, but the strong lines and small size ensure that the look doesn’t become overcomplicated or too twee. Which is your favorite?

Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.

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