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Purseblog’s High-Low Approach To Handbags: From Evening Bags to Totes


Building a great handbag wardrobe is hard for a few reasons. Not only does it require you to refine and understand your own personal style in order to maximize your the purchases you make, but it can also cost quite a bit of money. Even though we tend to cover the more expensive end of the price spectrum at Purseblog, I have a great deal of respect for good design, no matter the price. That’s why, when MYHABIT asked me to curate a boutique of my favorite picks, I felt it was important to find great bags that can fit any budget and make any outfit feel special.

Style doesn’t have to be a budget-breaker—that’s a Purseblog tenet. It sure can be, though. At the top of the price range is a stunning ostrich Hermes Birkin in neutral, carry-anywhere tan; did you know that Hermes individually hammers down the bumps on its ostrich leather so that the finished product is smooth? That kind of luxury will set you back $23,100. If that’s a little rich for your blood (mine too) but you still want something outrageously luxurious, how about a velvet Chanel evening bag at $2,490? Alternately, there are lots of great all-leather day bags in our boutique for well under $500, like the slouchy, casual Gryson Isla Top Handle for $442, the HARE + HART Crawford Shopper for $321 (I LOVE the color variation in this tote) and the sleek, professional Foley + Corinna Envelope Tote for $228.

With prices from $228 to $23,100, almost any accessories addict can find a way to treat herself to something new. After all, you deserve it.

PS. After you shop, don’t forget to enter the MYHABIT & Sweeps on Facebook where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a handbag selected by moi.

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