Your purse is one of your most important accessories. It holds things that are near and dear to you – the things you need to get through each day. Keys, phone, make-up, credit cards, glasses, tampons, breath mints, bobby pins … and the list goes on and on. It is a reflection of who you are – not just on the inside, but the outside too. A great purse is the key to looking and staying put together … I mean, if we trust these bags to hold such precious commodities, shouldn’t it look good doing it?
The fabric choices from Charm Design just scream SPRINGTIME! SUMMERTIME! I am in love with these zippered pouches, but they also have a wonderful selection of shoulder and tote bags too. Pretty, fun, and simple – just the way I like it!
The hand woven cotton on this bag from Tippy Thai is the perfect pick for warmer weather. There are lots of rich color selections to choose from in a variety of natural fabrics [cotton, hemp…]. Excellent casual bag.
Don’t be afraid of carrying leather in the hot summer sun. While it may not be the ideal choice for a day at the beach, a leather tote is perfectly acceptable [and looks so cool] for a day lunching and shopping or a night on the town. The bags at Hoakon / Helga are made from vintage leather jackets and other upcycled materials [awesome!].
You’ll definitely turn a few heads carrying this bright yellow pouch from Farrago Bags. Their bags also come with a key chain monogrammed with your initials for a personal touch.
These simple and classic sailor totes from Bayan Hippo are just the thing for a day at the beach or strolling through the park. Choose from a wide assortment of colors … I think I’m going to have to get one of these!
This bag by Spongetta is made from upholstery remnants and wrapped around two rattan rings. Great bag to just pick up and go with!
How chic are these metallic zip pouches by Marketa in NYC?! You can fill it up and toss it in your bag to help stay organized or use it as a clutch for nights out when you don’t want to lug around a huge purse! There’s something about shiny things that just makes you want them … meow.
This gorgeous handbag [the manzanilla] by Zelaya was made with incredible attention to detail. A raw cotton fabric [manta] is used and then embroidered with polka dots and sewn together with thread dyed using chamomile tea and finished off with a hand carved wooden handle. It’s elegant, yet casual and I think it’s probably my favorite bag. This one goes on my covet list for sure.