Resort collections were created to tide the fashion hungry over in the interim where fall/winter makes way for spring arrivals. What resort collections really are: Vibrant, crafty creations that spawn killer statement accessories. First up on our list to indulge in are these animal-inspired bags that spell fun and spunk rolled into one. 

Go wild with the big cats tamed on a buttery Gucci shoulder bag, or channel a little Puss in Boots with Charlotte Olympia's feline money sack. If the chrome eyes on Hillier Bartley's bunny clutch speak to you, adopt the spirit animal you really are with a cheeky pre-holiday gift for yourself. Presents before Christmas morning rolls around? Yes, let's just say that Santa definitely won't be the wiser, but you'll be the equivalent of one bag happier.

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Gucci padlock shoulder bag

Charlotte Olympia precious leather clutch

Loewe elephant leather cross-body bag

Valentino Garden Couture rockstud cross-body

Hillier Bartley bunny striped leather clutch

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