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Etsy Spotlight: The Everyday Bag You’ve Been Searching For

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Any woman will tell you that choosing a purse is a surprisingly personal decision. When you carry the same bag every day, it starts to feel like an extension of yourself. It must protect all your most important belongings, go with all your outfits, and possibly double as a weapon if you find yourself cornered by a skeezy dude at the bar. To say your bag needs to be versatile is an understatement. In my opinion (which is, of course, very personal), this crossbody bag is perfect. Big enough to hold your wallet, cellphone, makeup, keys, and a book; small enough to not weigh you down; in a gorgeous burgundy color that works for all 4 seasons. Plus, this baby is made to last: it’s handmade in Portland, Oregon of military grade fabric that’s stain and water resistant. And if that’s not enough, you can customize the color and hardware to match your exact taste. Love. It. [$150, Two Hold]

Shopping Guide: 9 Candy-Colored Handbags You’ll Have To Resist Eating

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Hyper color is such a big trend this spring that we highlighted it in a clothing-centered shopping guide last week. But we realize that most ladies won’t wear bright yellow pants. Instead, you might want to try a bright yellow handbag. Here are our favorite delicious-looking candy-colored purses for spring.

A Designer Sack For Your Balls

This purse is way better than a tea bag. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Adults Carrying Animal-Shaped Purses: Yeah Or “Neigh”?

It’s still the first week of August, but I’m already thinking ahead to fall and a new purse to go with it. Scoping my beloved ModCloth.com for something cute, I stumbled across this atrocity: the Misty of Chic-oteague Purse. Errrrr, more like: which way to the glue factory? I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to style, but draw that line at animal-shaped handbags. Maybe if I’m playing dress-up with my nieces. But maybe I’m just turning into an old fart. Do you think Misty of Chic-oteague is totes adorable or agree this pony purse should stay in the stables? [ModCloth.com] Keep reading »

“Sex And The City 2″ Goes Green!

An obsession with green has taken hold of the world, and even the “Sex and the City” ladies have been inspired to go earth-friendly with their style choices. Technically, if you think about it, eco-friendly fashion is nothing new for “SATC.” After all, Carrie Bradshaw has always had a healthy obsession with vintage finds. But the character we least expected to tote around a green handbag does just that in “Sex and the City 2.” Samantha Jones, queen of all things expensive, totes around the Mega Ecoist bag in silver, created entirely from recycled candy wrappers. A little crunchy for her, no? The good news is that Samantha’s bag is not only eco-friendly, but also wallet-friendly, retailing for $178! That’s a whole lot more affordable than a pair of Manolos or an Hermès Birkin bag. [Treehugger] Keep reading »

New In-Store Exhibit Explains Where Chanel Bags Come From

Chanel might be out of your price range right now, but while saving for your very first 2.55 purse, here’s an exhibit to quench your quilted double-C desire. Beginning on May 16, the design house will give shoppers, including us wannabe Chanel owners, the inside scoop on what goes into making its famous bags. Stop by the 57th Street flagship store in NYC for “The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag” and learn all about the bag of your dreams, from the time of Coco to Karl’s present-day designs. This is no ordinary history lesson though, because the exhibit shares a few of the special details about the bag’s construction and its evolution over the years. If nothing else, it’s a chance to drool over gorgeous bags — and you’ll surely appreciate the price tag way more after your visit. [WWD] Keep reading »

What The State Of Your Purse Says About You

Now, here’s a fashion phrase I’ve never heard before: handbag maxim.

HANDBAG MAXIM: n./phrase, pron. hand-bag: hand-bag mak-sim: A universally applicable rule that says the state of the organization (or lack thereof) of your handbag is directly reflective of the organization (or lack thereof) in your life.

According to Glamour editors, this official-sounding term simply describes how your life reflects the inside of your purse. Basically, if your personal affairs are in shambles, there’s a pretty good chance that your purse will be as well. Busy at work? Your bag is full of crumbs from snacks on the go. New relationship? Spare clothes and extra makeup lines the inside of your purse. Personally, I’m a bit OCD and love a good bag dump. Between my gym bag and regular day-to-day bag, I need to edit the contents on a regular basis, but my wallet is another story. I have receipts for weeks, multiple subway passes, and frequent customer cards for stores I’ll never visit again. So maybe I can just alter the term to “wallet maxim” to fit my lifestyle. Can you relate? [Glamour] Keep reading »

How To Extend The Life Of Your Handbag

When it comes to saving money during a recession, there are always home remedies like creating your own face masks and purchasing groceries instead of eating out every night. Another way to save money? Don’t head to the cleaner every time your handbag needs a little bath. Read on for tips on how to clean your purse at home from the well known Hallak Cleaners, who treat designer bags like YSL, Pucci, and Bottega Venetta. Keep reading »

How To Keep Your Purse Organized

Dig into the recesses of my bag, and you’ll be sorry you did. In between lip glosses, notebooks, pens, and random pieces of jewelry, there’s bits of receipts, hair ties, and more clutter than I like to think about. Bag designer Monica Botkier — she of the truly covetable “it” bag line Botkier — is out to save women from their endless purse issues by getting down to the rules of keeping your handbag clean and clutter free. And I’m taking her advice, after the jump…

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