Posts tagged "purses"

9 Spring Totes For Just About Everybody

It’s cold out. The rodent in Pennsylvania saw his shadow. We must dig in our heels and hunker down in preparation for spring’s eventual arrival. There are ways of coping with this. Pack a bag and panic-purchase a ticket to somewhere balmy, throwing all your floaty things into a bag and jetting off to a…

Megan Reynolds / February 6, 2015

15 Breezy Crossbody Bags For A Day On The Town

On the day-to-day, I tend to carry around big purses because I don’t like to leave the house without the space to carry whatever I may need, but nothing compares to the freedom I feel when I size down and opt for a cute little crossbody bag. They’re so simple and handsfree, and their small…

Claire Hannum / January 26, 2015

10 Ridiculous & Adorable Cat Clutches

Cat clutches! They’re hip! They’re everywhere! Some are perfect and warrant your immediate purchase, others are ludicrously expensive for reasons unexplained, but every single one is adorable.

Claire Hannum / December 9, 2014

16 Weekender Bags For Your Next Getaway

In the hierarchy of bags, the weekender is an oft-overlooked gem. That’s a bummer, because when a regular purse won’t do, it’s the perfect midsize stand-in for the gym, work, and of course, a weekend jaunt. Shopping for them always makes me daydream of some spontaneous getaway scenario in which I decide to head somewhere…

Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

Dream Or Nightmare: Purses Made Of Recycled Dog Hair

Doris Carvalho, a veterinarian and designer from Tampa, has put together Fur You by Doris, a line of purses made of the dog hair that gets left over at the groomer’s salon (read: no dogs are harmed to make them). Carvalho launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising $15,000 to create and market her…

Claire Hannum / September 16, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Let’s Go To The Beach!

I feel like I buy a beach bag every year, but every time warm weather comes around, it’s nowhere to be found, and I have to buy another one. Where do all my beach bags go? Do they get sucked into a vortex in the “off-season storage” section of my closet? Do they meet the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 15, 2014

Anya Hindmarch Uses Solange/Jay Z Fight To Sell Handbag

The Standard Hotel employee who sold the security cam video of Solange Knowles and Jay Z’s fight to TMZ for an alleged $250K is not the only person hoping to profit from Elevator-gate. Designer Anya Hinchmarch, who made the handbag Solange used in her flailing attempt at fighting her brother-in-law, tweeted a new ad for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 17, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Bad Ass Bucket Bags

I really, really don’t need to add another bag to my collection, but an exception may need to be made for a bucket purse. Carrying one, especially in a rich tan or burgundy color, with a crossbody strap, gives such solid Francoise Hardy vibes. Who doesn’t want that?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2014

Must Haves: 14 Small Crossbody Bags To Hold All Your Essential Shit

On the somewhat rare occasion that I emerge from my life as a shut-in and go out to, you know, a bar or a party at night, I do everything in my power to bring as little as possible with me. In an ideal world, I would not carry a purse at all, but pocket…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Party-Ready Box Clutches

Headed out on the town this New Year’s Eve? Keep your essentials — keys, credit card, lipstick and cell phone — safe in one of these fancy-pants evening box clutches. No longer just for teenagers headed to prom or celebs walking an award show red carpet, these metallic, sparkly and jeweled little purses will give…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker Launching Spendy Shoe, Purse & Trenchcoat Collection At Nordstrom

Sarah Jessica Parker is adding yet another line to her design resume: the actress is creating a shoe, bag and trenchcoat collection called SJP for Nordstrom. You’ll have to wait until 2014 for the expensive duds, which will be priced $200 to $300 for shoes and below $700 for the purses.  Um … no…

Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2013

What Your Bag-Holding Style Says About You

It may be subconscious, but what if we told you that the way you hold your bag can tell us a little something about you? Unless you’re the type to carry your wallet in your pocket and your keys off your belt loops, your bag probably contains some of your most important items (including, for…

Refinery 29 / January 13, 2013

Fall Field Trips Call For Pretty Plaid Satchels

Just one look at this gorgeous wool and leather satchel has me chomping at the bit for a weekend road trip. I’ll wear a baggy sweater and gaze out the window at the blur of colorful leaves, and I don’t even care where the destination is, as long as there’s hot chocolate. Aaaahhh, fall, I’ve…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 24, 2012

Jil Sander Is Now Selling A Brown Paper Bag For $290, If That’s Your Thing

It doesn’t take much to brainwash me into buying something both exorbitantly expensive and totally unnecessary (see: anything that Anthropologie has ever sold), but I’ve finally found a ridiculous designer item that I don’t feel at all compelled to put in my cart!
Meet Jil Sander’s glorified brown paper bag. This sartorial innovation, otherwise know…

Rachel Krause / August 28, 2012

Sorry, Christina Hendricks, Your $23,980 Bag Was A Total Rip-Off

If you were going to spend over $20,000 on a single one-of-a-kind handbag, what would it look like? Would it be frankly not all that great, like the $23,980 Farbod Barsum tote Christina Hendricks is carrying? See, that is the face of buyer’s remorse. She’s clearly grieving the two Birkins she could have bought for…

Rachel Krause / August 22, 2012

A Green Bag For Not A Lot Of Loot

I’ve been totally jonesing for a bright bag for fall, but don’t want to blow my wad on something I might not be so psyched about in a year. (A bright green purse, after all, is not necessarily as eternally stylish as one in brown or black.) That’s why I’m loving the look of thi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 10, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Fabulous Floral Purses

When it comes to purses, the sensible thing to do is to buy a neutral bag that goes with everything, but hey, who says bright florals aren’t a neutral? Okay, okay, maybe these purses aren’t the most versatile or understated, but they will definitely provide a sartorial exclamation point for your outfit. Try mixing them…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 22, 2012

Piranha Purses Go With Everything

I’m usually drawn to classic bag shapes: the satchel, the tote, the messenger, the piranha. Yep, you read that right. The quilted pirhana is totally a classic in its own right. [$78, ASOS]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 5, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Petite Summer Purses

In the summer it’s all about keeping things light and carefree, so there’s nothing more annoying than lugging around a huge bag. Of course, a tiny clutch is equally annoying, if not more so — if something is not physically bound to me with a strap or handle, I will lose it. I promise. There’s also…

Rachel Krause / May 20, 2012

The Essentials: 5 Bags Every Woman Should Own

I love buying handbags, so I often find myself with a huge pile of purses and a lack of uses for them. My friends who aren’t so into handbags often try to make one bag work for everything, which means they’re cramming their laptop and gym socks into their shoulder bag. Since both ends of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 20, 2012
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