Posts tagged "purse"

Fashion Porn: Clutch It!

We all do it. We walk by the glittery department store windows and can’t help but stop and ogle that sexy bag in the window. You know intimacy is unlikely, but you can’t look away. You acknowledge it’s out of your league, but you can feel the excitement growing as your…
By: Sophie Leon / May 14, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Colorful Totes For Spring And Summer

I don’t know about you, but in spring, my purse doubles in size. I instantly need extra space for a cardigan, sunglasses, umbrella, scarf, bottle of water, a picnic blanket, a spare pair of shoes and other necessities for spring adventures. Unlike winter, every outing is a gamble. Will it be colder, warmer, windier, sunnier,…
By: Sophie Leon / May 1, 2014

Hi/Lo: Vintage-Inspired Totes For Spring

Cute and feminine with a vintage feel? I’m in. Kate Spade's Vita Riva Francis bag is super cute but a little out of my price range. I'm not gonna spend $398 on a bag to carry sunblock, beach towels, and beers! Mod Cloth’s When In Venice Beach Bag provide…
By: Sophie Leon / April 27, 2014

Hi/Lo: Island Photo Clutch

Is it summer yet? I'm dreaming of sand, sun, and saltwater. When I saw this Cynthia Vincent clutch, my heart screamed "need!" but my brain said "no way!" I have never purchased a clutch for $295 and have no intention of starting now. If you can’t wait to go to the beach, or…
By: Sophie Leon / April 26, 2014

Win This! Enter The Coach Madison Bag Pinterest Contest

Do you yearn for beautifully constructed, gorgeous handbags? Do you frequently find yourself in a Pinterest k-hole, with no recollection of where the day has gone?  If so, The Frisky is about to make you very happy. We're giving all of you pin-thusiasts a chance to win a Coach Madison Large Madeline Bag i…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 26, 2013

Animals Are Not Purses, And Other Obvious Realities

I can't believe we need to go over this again, but animals are living, breathing beings. They are not inanimate objects into which you can store your lipgloss, wallet and cell phone, so why, why, why, would you carry a dog around like that. This woman was snapped with Dog-as-Purse in tow on the street…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 18, 2013

Must Haves: 12 Bags In Every Hue Under The Sun

We're all about finding innovative ways to jazz up an outfit (yes, I just said "jazz up an outfit"). One way to get a little extra mileage out of what you've already got is to pair what you're wearing with a colorful bag. So we've selected 12 cute bags -- in a variety of shape…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 24, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: Colorful Party-Ready Clutches Under $50

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!
By: Julie Gerstein / November 22, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Neat Neon Bags

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 21, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Concert-Proof Bags Under $100

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 12, 2012

How To Be Organized: What The Average Purse Weighs And How To Organize It

"Do you have a pen?" my friend asked. "Yeah sure, just go into my purse," I said. But what my friend found wasn't a pen, but approximately 5 handfuls of receipts, a small notebook and 4 lipsticks/lip glosses. There was at pen, at some point, in this fashionable garbage pail that I call a purse.
By: StyleList Home / December 17, 2011

LifeStyles Condom-Inspired Bags Look Classier Than They Sound

 A bag that looks like it's made out of condom wrappers? Sounds trashy. Oh, but it so, so isn't. Handbag designer Maggie Kervick has designed a makeup bag, a wristlet and a tote inspired by LifeStyles Skyn condom wrappers and as you can see, they're pretty glam! It's not obvious what the words say, either. Each…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2011

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010

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 -- i…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 14, 2009

Is That A Fetus Or Your Purse?

Style hunter Trend de la Creme shines a spotlight on one of the strangest purses I've ever seen. Created by James Piatt, it's called "The Foundling," and it's ... well, it looks like a fetus to me. Piatt says the piece is "designed to symbolize an infant that ha…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 12, 2009

Girl Power: Women Fend Off Bad Guys With Bras, Weaves, Implants, & Batons

Being a girly girl gets a bad rap. But as women across the globe can attest, our female frills aren’t just for show—lookin’ this good can actually save your life. Last week, we told you all about a woman whose cash stuffed bra took a bullet for her. Talk about a bodyguard. And…
By: Simcha / May 3, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Purse Saves Life, Michelle Obama’s Earrings, And Friendly Women

A giant, overstuffed purse saved a 22 year old's life. When an unknown assailant fired a shot at her, a calculator, umbrella, and a small case helped stop the bullet. [Lemondrop] In a study of British men and women, condom use was particularly low among those in their 30s and 40s and i…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 12, 2008

Crave: Jlife Coin Purse

We usually keep our change in a jar on our bedroom windowsill and empty the quarters out once a week for laundry, but with a coin purse this sweet, we may have to get rid of that jar completely. Cute enough to be carried by itself, it’s still the perfect size to be thrown into…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 4, 2008

Crave: Rainbow Messenger Bag

It's been years since I had a legitimate reason to do back-to-school shopping, but it's practically Pavlovian how I always get the urge to update my wardrobe as soon as the slightest breeze whips through the end of summer. And what's a back-to-school shopping spree without a brand-new bag? This year, I'm craving the Robert…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 16, 2008