Over the years I've upgraded from clutch, to hobo, to shoulder bag, to tote – and now, mega-oversized is in. Praise to the handbag heavens! With all the essential gizmos and gadgets we ladies need to keep on top of our busy schedules, it’s a wonder these super sacks weren't on the must-have list ages ago. Personally, I don't know what I would do without room in my bag for my phone, Blackberry, chargers for both, wallet, checkbook, sunglasses, reading glasses, cases for both, gloves, earmuffs, hat (hey – it's cold!), toothbrush and toothpaste, pens, several shades of lip gloss, concealer, blush, mascara, package of tissues, anti-bacterial gel, Mace, iPod, umbrella, laptop, powercord, several USB drives, map, book, workout clothes, keys, business cards, lunch, and heels for the office. Hey, a girl's gotta be prepared!
Thankfully, designers took a hint from us ladies who are seen schlepping around two or more bags. The main accessory trend this winter and spring centers around these fabulous carryalls to keep us fashionable and organized.
Can't make it to the boutique to add your name to the mile-long waiting list? Check out these splurges and steals you can purchase online:
The Marni Balloon Large Handbag ($1620) comes in white or orange patent leather with brown leather handle and nylon lining.
The Louis Vuitton Mahina XL ($2260) comes in black denim with black leather handles and gold hardware or navy blue denim with tan leather handles and gold hardware.
The Michael Kors Oversized Canvas Tote ($995) comes in white or orange canvas with brown leather trim and handles, and gold hardware for $995.
The Style&Co Patent Gloss Tote ($78) comes in orange, hot pink, and kelly green.
The Tory Burch T Contrast Patent Tote ($325) comes in black/white, white/orange, yellow/teal.
The Perlina Icon Embossed Python Tote ($178) comes in python, black, and snake.
Enjoy having everything you need on you at all times!