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Buckles, grommets, belts, and other adornments create heft; a sleeker style automatically lightens your load.
Navoh Zoey bag, $99; navoh.com
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Look for one that's at least 2 inches across to disperse weight evenly. A narrow strap concentrates force.
UGG Australia Straw Convertible Tote, $275; uggaustralia.com
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A nylon or fabric shell is typically much lighter than leather, although butter-soft leathers may trim ounces.
Dooney & Bourke Nylon Large Pocket Satchel, $198; dooney.com
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It's only logical: the bigger the bag, the more junk you haul around. Choose a medium style that won't tempt you to kitchen-sink it.
B.bags Plaid Box Bag, $30; lisaberck.com
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They're not on every style watcher's list, but studies show that backpacks distribute weight best.
Tignanello for QVC Canvas Backpack with Front Pocket, $59; qvc.com
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