Purse Pal

Purse of the Week: Giani Bernini Exotic Patchwork Tulip Tote
December 3, 2009, 5:07 pm
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This week’s Purse of the Week comes from Macy’s.

The Exotic Patchwork Tulip Tote by Giani Bernini is currently selling for $56.99.  This patchwork bag also comes in black.

The bag is nice sized tote with really long handles so it’ll easily hang off your shoulder.  It snaps shut, features a zippered divider inside, and three other pockets.

I really like the texture and design of this bag.  It looks fancy but easily works for everyday.  Plus, it’s incredibly reasonably priced, especially for a Macy’s bag.

[Source:  Macy’s]


Don’t just toss your old handbags, donate them.
December 2, 2009, 5:19 pm
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With Christmas and all its commercialism quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to help those in need.

One organization that can always use donations is Dress for Success.  Dress for Success helps low income, unemployed, and those simply struggling find jobs and also provide them with the clothes they need for their new careers.  There are over 100 locations worldwide so wherever you are I’m sure there’s one close by.

How does this have anything to do with purses, you might ask?  Simple.  They accept donated purses.  So if you have any gently used purses that you don’t forsee yourself using again, check out Dress for Success and see if there’s a location near you to donate to.

[Source:  Dress for Success]

Who needs a purse when you can take home with you?
December 1, 2009, 11:49 pm
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What on Earth might be one of my favorite sites I’ve discovered.  It features completely odd and adorable items and since they have a purse section I just had to explore it.  And look what I found:

The Cottage Bag might be one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen.  It might not be practical or even wearable, but I just love looking at it!

The $54.95 faux-leather bag is 7 x 10 x 4 inches so it has a moderate amount of room.  Inside has two pockets and it also comes with a detachable shoulder strap.

Am I the only one who loves this bag?

[Source:  What on Earth]

Alphabet Bags Add Personal Touch to Wardrobe
November 26, 2009, 9:00 pm
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If you’re looking for a simple tote that makes a statement, look no farther than Alphabet Bags.

Alphabet Bags creates totes with letters, numbers, punctuation and short phrases screen printed on the side.

The bags range from $19-$30, depending on the style and color (only letters are available in black).

These totes are a great way to have a personalized bag without paying a lot and they’d be perfect for everyday use.

Alphabet Bags is planning to release other styles besides totes in 2010, which is sure to expand this already great product line.

[Source:  Alphabet Bags]

Purse of the Week: Lulu’s Burbank Purse
November 25, 2009, 9:09 pm
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The Purse of the Week is from Lulu’s, a small site with great apparel and accessories.

The Burbank Purse is part crossbody bag, part clutch.  It can be worn as shown in the photo, or the straps can be removed to make it a clutch.

The $34 bag has three compartments inside and two of those have compartments as well, meaning this small bag has a lot of space to put things.

I really like this faux leather purse as it’s a neutral color and can be worn with almost anything and it can function in two different ways, and that is why it is this week’s POTW.

[Source: Lulu’s]

Wallets: A Purse’s Best Friend

I’d like to take a break from purses to discuss the most important thing we put in our purses:  wallets.

While I don’t have nearly as many wallets as I do purses, I still probably have too many.

Here’s a look at some cute and functional wallets from around the Web.

Spanish Rose Wallet in Coffee, Lulu’s, $24

Chic Chickadees Wallet, ModCloth, $24.99

 Commodious Patent Wallet, Forever 21, $9.80


Long Croc Zip Wallet, Maurices, $18

Metallic Linen Ruffle Wallet, Urban Outfitters, $28


Merona Quilted Flap Wallet, Target, $14.99

Which one is your favorite?  I personally like the purple Urban Outfitters one the best and the red Forever 21 one second.

[Sources:  Lulu’s, ModCloth, Forever 21, Maurices, Urban Outfitters, Target]

Purse of the Week: Rampage Nessie Double Shoulder Tote
November 19, 2009, 4:58 pm
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The Rampage Nessie Double Shoulder Tote, available from Amazon, is the Purse of the Week.

The $88 tote comes in the above stone, caramel, pinkberry, black, and brown.

The bag is made from a synthetic snakeskin material and zips shut.

The simpleness of this bag means it’ll work well for everyday use and it’ll conveniently hang over one’s shoulder.

[Source:  Amazon]