After you shake off that Thanksgiving food coma, you’ll have a season full of holiday parties to contend with. And why not be party perfect with a cute and colorful clutch? These purses are an ideal edition to your festive party dress. Click through to check ‘em out!
Neon accessories are a simple way to amp up your outfit and add a spark to what you’re wearing. You can go full neon, or choose a bag that’s got neon detailing if you don’t want to attract too much attention. Either way, neon’s destined to big big this fall — and is sure to get you noticed.
Earlier this week, I went to a show with my friend Nicole. I had my regular old purse, and Nicole was carrying her tote bag. As usually happens when you go to concerts, Nicole’s bag got jostled and knocked over and her wallet spilled out. When it came time to leave, there was a mad search to find her lost wallet on the floor of the club. Luckily we found it, but I promised Nicole I’d do a shopping guide specially dedicated to her almost-missing-wallet and her stupid tote bag, providing better bag suggestions for the future. Let Nicole’s mistake be a lesson — you need a friggin’ bag with a friggin’ zipper closure.
While it might not quite be spring weather, that doesn’t mean you can’t get warm up your cold weather wardrobe with a few colorful accessories. Bright scarves, necklaces, earrings and belts can help take your outfits from wintery to warm. Check out these cute key pieces!
As a bike-riding, purse-wearing lady, one of the most frustrating things is finding a cute bag that can also be worn while riding my bike. Shoulder bags simply don’t work: I once actually rode into a street sign trying to balance my purse on my shoulder while maneuvering my bike. That’s why I’m totally in love with the Royal Bank of McD’s “Fixie” Bicycle Back Pack. Made of leather and satin with gold-plated snaps, this bag can be worn as a backpack or a messenger bag, and has a feminine feel, despite it’s clearly masculine silhouette. Yes, the Fixie costs a pretty penny (or more accurately, about the same as a really nice Italian fixed gear bike), but hey, it’s made so well it’ll last you a lifetime. Or at least a lifetime of bike rides.
If you can’t afford a Birkin but are desperate to show off your fashion sense, then get yourself to Taipei. Some genius over there recognized the need for a Birkin-inspired, eco-friendly tote, so went a little DIY happy and screened an image of the covetable purse onto a canvas bag. Born from the creative moment is the Birkin designer reusable bag, perfect for carrying around all your goodies — from groceries to gym clothes — while inciting envy of those who are Birkin-less. Each tote only costs $45, which is a drastic difference from the real Birkins, and you’ll not only be helping the world but also your own appearance, and keeping your wallet happy. Interestingly enough, though, the real Birkin doesn’t have a wait list anymore thanks to the recession, you’ll have to wait three months to get your hands on one of these green-friendly designs! [BagSnob] Keep reading »
You’ve seen one of the Olsen twins toting around the $800+ Alexander Wang Coco Mini leather bag with a bottom full of of studs and if you’re anything like me, you were filled with envy at the sight. I’ve swooned over its beauty and contemplated ways to save money — forgo lunch, pick up babysitting jobs instead of going out on the weekends, ask for my Christmas and birthday presents for the next few years all in one — but as of yet, the studded gem has yet to enter into my collection. Now it looks like I have another option. Alexander Wang created a similar version of the Coco Mini in tote shape for his Alexander Wang x Opening Ceremony collaboration. Just like his expensive handbag, the bottom of the tote is full of studs in either silver or gold, but you’ll save a ton of money on this option. Because the best part is that the tote retails for $125, which is slightly more affordable. [Racked] Keep reading »