Friday, August 6, 2010

hands-free handbags (part 1)


i'll never forget my first.

it was a brown leather betsey johnson hobo and i still adore it five years later (pictured above).

purchasing it, unfortunately, was a nightmare. i was in san francisco, butterflies in my stomach over my purchase, and my card was denied thanks to the SUPER employees at my hotel, who put a hold on my credit card for the full room amount. (sidebar: when i went to complain, the desk agent told me: "well, i'd apologize, but i'm not the one who did it, so..." hotel adagio: great location, great style, horrendous service.) the staff at betsey, however, were lovely and put it on hold for me back in vancouver. success!

i have a self-professed designer handbag addiction (in moderation!) and i'm a huge fan of the cross body bag, which just happens to be everywhere right now. fancy that!

here are a few lovelies at various price points / in various styles / for various needs...

clockwise from left: deena & ozzy pony purse $48 / foley & corinna disco city leopard $215 / rebecca minkoff mac croc embossed clutch $330 / topshop leopard tassel cross body bag $60 / see by chloe leopard-print leather clutch $360

clockwise from left: asos leather slot through satchel $110 / proenza schouler PS1 medium $1,595 / mulberry alexa oak soft buffalo $1,150

clockwise from left: marc jacobs paradise kate messenger bag $950 / street level 78214 $60 / marc by marc jacobs petal to the metal flap $228 / linea pelle dylan messenger $385 / opelle ballet bag $206 / rebecca minkoff rocker crossbody mini bag $195 / valhalla brooklyn alberta bag $265

[check back later this weekend for part two]

3 comments:

Jenn said...

Great selection, thanks for doing the dirty work for me. I have now 4 bags in my wish list. Hopefully, one will make the cut (Marc Jacobs /Petal to the Metal).

Beth McAlpine said...

Of course your choice of bags includes multiple bags with tassles! Love the leopard Foley Corina. Why do I always think I need a new bag...

heather said...

beth...

yes! buy a new bag - with tassels! i die for the leopard chloe, the mulberry alexa and the black alberta bag i found on etsy :-)