In my dream home, I would have a special closet just for purses. Bucket, tote, crossbody, clutch, top-handle and any other kind of bag that I could possibly imagine would be on display – one for every day of the year. I can’t help it: I love handbags! Each one is perfect in its own way. Forget just coordinating with your outfit; you need a handbag for each occasion too – traveling, shopping, eating out, going to work. Four of the biggest handbag trends for this season are available right here in the Corridor. Keep reading for my favorite purses!
Marc Jacobs Pillow Shiny Leather Shoulder Bag, Neiman Marcus – $495
We are bundling up for the winter, and are bags are too! Handbags this season are made with a quilted, puffer-jacket material, adding an oh-so-cozy element to any bag. I love this Marc Jacobs bag in cranberry red. This tiny shoulder bag is made with a crinkled lambskin material dyed red, and features a woven chain and leather shoulder strap that adds a grungy edge.
Rebecca Minkoff Edie Python-Print Flap Tote Bag, Neiman Marcus – $348
Leopard print? Never heard of her! This season, it’s all about the fiercer animals in the kingdom. You’ll love this python-print tote bag, made with a cool cream, taupe and brown snakeskin material. Stuff all your go-to items in this medium-sized tote, then sling the metallic chain over your shoulder, and you are ready to go.
The Row Lady Soft Box Top-Handle Bag, Neiman Marcus – $4,250
Busy professionals need sophisticated purses that can keep up with them. That’s where the minimalistic purse trend comes in – it’s pretty, simple and free of flashy labels and accessories. This navy-blue purse from The Row is made with a soft calfskin leather with top handles for carrying or slipping on your wrist. Inside, you’ll find a clipped-in wallet to help organize your stuff, with the same pretty blue color throughout. You’ll definitely want this sleek accessory with you at your next meeting.
Kate Spade New York Burgess Court Glitter Envelope Clutch Bag, Neiman Marcus – $158
Going to a holiday party? Stand out with this gorgeous pink metallic Kate Spade clutch. You can keep all your essentials (you know, lip gloss, credit cards and phone) in this envelope-shaped bag, which has a convenient shiny strap that allows you to wear it as a crossbody. The shimmery pink color is sure to attract attention and elevate any outfit to glam-worthy.