Hello fellow fashionistas! As much as we love to shop, there are times (few and far between as they might be) when a spree is just not in the cards. I know it's difficult to admit, but sometimes work, friends and family come in the way of our obsession with retail!
That's why I am always on the look out for great websites to feed our fashion addiction. Granted, it can be dangerous to be able to shop day and night from the comfort of our own homes with little more than a credit card and a dream. But it's SO convenient (or so I tell myself when the bills come in!)
So recently I decided that I was in need of a new bag. The one I'm using now is a totally adorable black hobo I bought at the Barneys New York Warehouse sale last summer, but unfortunately it's a bottomless pit. I swear it eats things! I also wanted to find a fabulous clutch for weekends and evenings out. And since bag shopping is try-on not required, I hit the web! A friend told me about bagtrends.com which I immediately fell in love with! The site not only provides a large selection of bags to buy, but it lists the hottest trends, what bags the stars are wearing and you can blog with and ask questions to the site's founder and bag guru, Pamela Peckerman.
My first conquest was to find a bag I could navigate without screaming, and so I decided against a hobo like my present bottomless pit (see picture to the left) and opted for a more structured satchel instead. My bag dreams came true when I happened upon a gorgeous Ziordia yellow patent leather number that would be fabulous with a black sweater and jeans or my camel cashmere wrap and khakis. Loving it! Only problem is that my senior producer also has a yellow patent leather bag and you know the rules girls, it's like ex-boyfriends— if you want to buy something the same as or in this case similar to your friend's, you must consult. The price was another problem. For $425 I better get to wear this bag every single day, and maybe black will make more sense. I'm still considering my options.
As for a clutch I found an adorable royal blue number from Antoinette Lee Designs. It will be perfect with a cute top and jeans for dinner and drinks and will fit just what I need— a lipgloss, Blackberry, some cash and my cell.
Whether it's a satchel, clutch or something for over your shoulder, you'll definitely find something perfect for you! I'd love to know if you do. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also tell me which bag you think I should go with— the yellow or the black.
And guess what chickadees? Pamela is going to be coming to the studio to talk about the best bags under $100. Look out for that video and happy shopping!