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 imagination runs wild. A week later you find yourself pinning it to your wish list, and peeking when no one’s watching. Maybe someday, that bag will be yours…
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, or rainier than I suspect? It’s warm enough to flaunt pumps, but I’d rather walk home in flats. Hmm, would it be nice to eat lunch outside on the grass? The safest bet is to pack everything into a badass tote. Here are 10!
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 provides the same feel for a fourth of the cost.
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 wear the beach under your arm, try Island Betty Hawaii’s version available on Etsy!
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 in Embossed Lizard (a retail value of $798!).
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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 streets of New York this past Thursday. I’m not saying the dog purse contraption hurts the dog or anything — it actually looks like it might be designed for exactly that. But it hurts my soul. And no doubt, this dog finds it extremely embarrassing to be toted around like that. Just look at the contempt its dog’s face! [The Gloss]
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 shapes and hues — to help give you a little extra somethin’ somethin’ the next time you head out the door. Keep reading »
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.