It’s no secret that I am a high heel lover, particularly one who usually finds toting a purse around to be more so a burden instead of a luxury or statement. However, when I spot a handbag that I love, I truly love it; sometimes I like it for its visual appeal, other times I like it because it means something to me. The purses you’ll see will probably not be in your budget, they’re not in mine either, but it’s always fun to dream. Take a look:
1. Judith Leiber Earl Grey Teapot Clutch Bag, $5,995
Judith Leiber’s clutches are something to be admired. The first purse of hers I found myself in awe of was her cupcake purse, as seen in 2 Broke Girls and Sex and the City. While her quirky purses such as those named cost a high price and are typically made of Austrian crystals, her far more simplistic purses generally cost far less. This particular purse of hers is a favourite because just as I am a cupcake lover, I am also a tea lover.
This purse says: I’m a fashionable tea lover that needed a personal statement to carry about with me.
2. Charlotte Olympia Pandora Capricorn Clutch, $995
Something that can sometimes strike people as odd is my random curiosity when it comes to astrology: the traits, compatibility, etc. I’m always wondering who is under what sign. When I discovered Charlotte Olympia was making such an astrology inspired line, whose shoes I also go “oh my” over, I was surprised and very excited. The clutch above is for my sign, Capricorn, but she also has clutches for every other sign, along with shoes to pair with the purses.
This purse says: I’m a quirky Capricorn that may have defied my normal sign trait of being careful with money.
3. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Core Crossbody Bag, $195
The first time I ever used Rebecca Minkoff was when I won this change purse from her in tan. Crossbody bags are pretty convenient in my eyes, so long as they’re done right. Often times, they simply look as though a person doesn’t care what they put on in the morning… or afternoon… or ever. The shape and chain detailing of this crossbody bag from her is so very appealing to me.
This purse says: While I don’t feel like doing too much work to carry my purse today, I still can look fantastic, thank you.
4. Alexander McQueen Union Jack Clutch, $2,295
No matter whether you personally enjoy the style of McQueen or not, upon hearing his name, some sort of appreciation always comes about for the creativity that he brought when he was alive, as well as the legacy continuing to leave its mark. For a few years now, I have come to adore English terms, fashion, and have been desperately wishing to visit England. I also happen to adore the Union Jack. Coupled with the crystal covered Union Jack design, the skull on top is a bonus. In today’s world, a skull no longer is immediately associated with darkness; often times they’re just fun.
This purse says: Keep calm and British on, ’cause I’m getting my McQueen on.
5. Proenza Schouler Purple PS1 Suede Satchel Bag, $1,695
The PS1 one to me, like Rebecca Minkoff’s crossbody bag, has always represented a very effortless look. So many have had their eye caught by the PS1. From the shape to the suede, and to the rich purple of this PS1, I love it. I generally enjoy colours that I know will go with other things in my closet. While I can’t picture many outfits that would go with this particular colour of the PS1, it is such a vibrant colour and most likely my favourite of the PS1 bunch.
This purse says: I needn’t say anything. Visually, I say it all.