Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bag Habit

Like most BGs, I’m a handbag fanatic! Although I can’t afford to splurge on some of the designer brands like Fendi, Alberta Ferretti or Balenciaga, I still find classic styles that complement my wardrobe as well as my bank account. I know I told you about the “it” colors of the season last month – metallics, but the style of the moment is the quilted pattern. Designers are now mimicking the classic Chanel quilted look with their handbags. From a small and shady back room on Canal Street to high-end boutiques in Italy, the quilted bags are all the rage. I’ve seen this refined and chic style in a variety of colors and shapes. I haven’t purchased one just yet, but when I do, it’s going to be hot!

Check out some of my favorites:

Marc Jacobs Quilted Alyona: $1,375.00 available at

Helen Welsh Quilt Embossed Envelope Clutch: $198.00 available at

Francesco Biasia "Diva Dream Six" Nylon Satchel: $625.00 available at

Brahmin "Roxanne - Essex" Quilted Shoulder Bag: $250 available at

I don't like this one as much as the others, but it's the most affordable! Nine West Quilted Satchel: $59.00 available at


Anonymous said...

WoW! I love each one. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen a purse I didn't like! Unfortunately, these are a bit too pricey for me but I sometimes wonder if I would ever be willing to spend over $1K on a purse. As beautiful as they are, I think something inside me would oppose such extravagance...but don't quote me on that. :-)

browngirlgumbo said...

I've been looking for more affordable ones. If you see one that's under $100, please let me know. I think I should try Macy's.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I just came from a new store in the Galleria here in Houston. The store is Zara and it is high fashion funk. I'm telling you they have great stuff that is somewhat affordable. I was so stunned to find a very cute, quilted purse for only $26! They had them in red and black. Fabulous!

yummy411 said...

omg! if you see any imposter f. biasia bags.. please let us know!!!! oh yes, let me check out my local zara. a new one opened up by my job =)