Trend Alert: Bigger Bags (still) Being Carried
October 8, 2006
Handbags â€“ theyâ€™re large and growing larger. But it makes sense. In the morning you leave for the entire day, so whatâ€™s inside is more like packed luggage. Hairbrushes, cosmetics, extra shoes, maybe gym clothes or a change for after-work cocktails. Not to mention the essentials: wallet, keys, cell phone. And one of the greatest fashion faux pas is the bag lady look. Youâ€™ve seen her: the perfectly put-together woman with a chic handbag and an overflowing horrid plastic grocery bag at her side with its contents spilling over. Even worse, carrying her calorie-counted packed lunch in a shopping bag from last week’s trip to Victoria’s Secret. Invest in a luxurious, beautiful, oversize bag youâ€™re in love with. Donâ€™t overdo it with the amount of metal on your bag (theyâ€™re heavy enough as is), but tassels, chrome, huge buckles, and assorted hardware make big bags a must.
This Marc Jacobs Quilted bag is a class act. Two large open compartments help on the organization front and the patent leather adds fun. The Tod’s Bensonville Piccola also has double straps. The blue is oh-so perfect with denim. This Kooba ‘Ada’ Studded Tote is relaxed and makes a standout day and weekend tote choice â€“ it can handle quick pick-ups and errands.
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