Designer Bags from A to Z

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danielle-nicole-sarahThis texture rich clutch got my attention.  The color and texture combination really works well together.  I’m guessing that the python texture is probably not real python, regardless the clutch is still beautiful.  I like the slanted closure, as it accentuates the simple silhouette.

The generous size of 13″ by 9″ makes it a highly functional clutch and great for day or night. There is a zipper closure and two interior pockets for organizing your stuff.  This Sarah Clutch is made of Italian leather with ultra suede washable lining, just in case you accidentally smear your lipstick.  Very thoughtful!

Image from Danielle Nicole.  Send your order to: Retail price: $300


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helena-sofiI have been looking for a bag to travel in the summer.  The bag of my choice would need to meet these criteria:

  • A light neutral color so it would match most of my outfits.  I like to travel light, so having too much luggage is just too much of a hassle. Therefore, one bag that matches most of my outfits is a must.
  • Generous size.  Since I’m usually traveling with my kids, a bigger bag would be helpful.  At least, it should be able to fit:  Travel documents, some snacks, some form of entertainment, camera, sleep mask for the plane ride and other necessities that I usually carry in my bag.
  • Slouchy. Since I need the bigger bag, it has to be slouchy, to make it look not as big.  Too big of a bag will not look pretty on a petite like me.
  • Convertible.  The bag has to be able to convert from shoulder to cross body, for practicality purpose.

helena-sofi-frontThis Sofi satchel in caramel seems to have all my required characteristics, plus it has these buckles that are placed strategically, making the big bag ruched beautifully. It measures a generous 19″L X 17″H X 14″D.

As much as I like to give this bag a glowing review, I was a little bit disappointed when I noticed the plastic zipper. Other than that, I think it is a beautiful and functional bag.  One that will get used very often.  I was told that this bag was launched in Saks this spring and it is the designer’s best selling bag.  I’m hoping to see more great designs from Helena de Natalio.

You can buy this bag from ebags for $484 or Ideeli, they are having a red sale on the Chocolate and Purple colors for only $160.  Click HERE for the Ideeli invitation if you are not a member yet.


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rocco-e-dante-olivia-bagWhen it comes to bags, I don’t limit myself to certain designers.  I love to check out new designers.  I like to have a bag that is unique and not easily recognizable from miles away. I prefer it when people don’t know how much I spent for my bag, just because everybody and their mothers have it.

Recently I was invited by a new designer, Tara Sauvage, to check out her handbag line. The brand is Rocco e Dante. Though I have never heard about this brand, I was very excited to review something new.

The bag that I like the most from the collection is this Olivia bag. I love the deep rich blue color and if you look closely, the color is gradient blue not just flat blue.  The pleating on the upper half of the bag is also very interesting, it adds texture to the bag.  I haven’t physically held the bag yet, so I cannot tell you anything about the quality.  However, I like what I see on-line.  You can see more pictures and buy it on Angel Handbags for $408 or visit Rocco e Dante official site for the complete collection.


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