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.
“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. And even worse, I had actually downsized from a larger satchel to the smallest purse I could get without it being a clutch, because I had noticed that the former just attracted stuff like a junkyard magnet. Read more…
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 purchase comes with free condoms, too. What’s not to love? [Racked] Keep reading »
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 »
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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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 has been deserted,” and it comes with four “charms,” an airplane, a pack of cigarettes, a well, and an open window. The charms represent “significant babies”: Charles Lindberg Jr., Britney’s firstborn, Baby Jessica, and Michael Jackson’s son Prince. It’s made of copper mirror leather, so it’s sure to be a jaw-dropper. Maybe not something you’d want to take into the delivery room, though. [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »