Shoppers have evolved from shopping bags (literally carrier bags) to holdalls for everything that won't fit into your handbag as you dash out the front door. Plus, you get bonus points for using your shopper as as shopping bag and reducing the number of plastic bags in the world, or at least in your home. Look for hard-wearing PU shoppers with tropical colours and zesty motifs as your new summer beach bag that will look as good when you're doing the weekly big shop. Away from the beach, it will inject denim and plain dresses with a summery feeling. Look for tassels, metal hardware and texture if you want something less basic. You'll fall in love with Spree's striped, floral and metallic bags – they are simply too delicious not to show off around town. Plus, using a stylish holiday shopper cum beach bag as handbag is a casual way of telling the world that you're on holiday and are just briefly putting in an appearance in the real world. As far as medium-sized handbags go, tote bags are a classic option if you prefer a structure bag with enough inside compartments to keep your life organised. They typically have two top handles so that you can carry it in your hand or hook it over your arm. To get even more use from your tote, look for a bag that also has a long detachable strap so you can also wear it as a cross-body bag. Both shoppers and tote bags can be sleek and structured or sporty and slouchy. Having said that, bear in mind that 'slouchy' and 'old and tired' are not one and the same. If the latter category, we suggest that you take a look at Spree's fabulous new-season totes and all-purpose shoppers and make today the day you buy a new go-to medium-sized bag.