Handbags are very personal items for women. It does more than just hold our belongings. It’s a symbol of identity, status and style so it’s important you find something that accurately reflects who you are. Why else do women spend a small fortune on an accessory?
To ring in the new decade, treat yourself to a fabulous new piece of arm candy. Pick something that conveys who you want to be in 2010. Aiming to be a better multi-tasker? There’s a convertible bag out there with your name on it. Trying to toughen up? Think hardware. Need motivation to use that gym membership? A chic new nylon tote should do the trick. Dying for a promotion at work? A gorgeous structured bag screams power and “I’m so on top of it!”
And for you high-achieving gals who want it all, there’s only one way…get all these bags!
Givenchy Studded Nylon Small Sacca, $1,037. When you’re partial to black handbags, choose one with eye-catching details. This one’s got enough attitude to last you awhile.
Kate Spade Watch Hill Lilia Tote, $395. I am in love with this Breton-esque bag. C’est chic, non?
Alexander Wang Coco Duffel, $850. This bag is just as cool as the designer’s ready-to-wear line. Snatch up this exclusive, stat!
Fendi Peekaboo Satchel, $1,980. This is the one of the most classic bags you can buy now and use forever. Talk about an investment!
Botkier Tao Leather Messenger Bag, $425. Super fun and adds some sparkle to the new year.
Coach Peyton Drawstring Crossbody Bag, $258. I can’t get enough of drawstring bags and the coral color is a welcome departure from neutrals.
Mulberry Alexa Small Satchel, $1,471. Old-school charm and ridiculously chic (like its muse, Alexa Chung). You’ll have to pre-order this baby, but fabulous things come to those who wait.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Beverly Shoulder Bag, $378. Exotic skins bring a little luxury to your everyday routine.
Big Buddha Lara Hobo, $90. You’ll get so much mileage from this convertible satchel, guaranteed to be your go-to bag.
– PAULA LEE