Those who know me well know that I am a true “bag lady.” Oh how I love me a nice, new designer bag. My current fave is Kate Spade. Her bags combine lots of bright colours and up-to-the minute style trends, while still maintaining classic shapes and clean lines. I also like that her bags have not become as mainstream as say, Coach. Coach was my previous fave, until I learned that they use fur in some of their designs. NOT COOL. The same goes for Burberry, Michael Kors, and a whole host of other designers. Fortunately, there are many other great designers to choose from. I’m also a big fan of Matt and Nat bags. A cruelty-free Canadian company, they make fabulous bags out of animal-friendly vegan materials (no fur or leather), including recycled plastic bottles for the bag linings!
Inspired by a recent blog post on “Ain’t No Mom Jeans,” I too, decided to compile a list of my favourite bags for Summer 2013. I tried to represent a range of price points in my selections, and also included a few larger, “mom-friendly” bags. I’m looking forward to an upcoming trip to Portland, OR, where I search for a new bag (or two…or three) in tax-free outlet mall heaven!
Without further ado, bring on the bags!
1. Bicycle print bag, Forever 21 ($31.50CAN)
2. Merlon bag, Matt and Nat ($125CAN)
3. Striped backpack, Target.com ($34.99US)
4. Flower print backpack, Target.com ($29.99US)
Sidebar- I’m really loving the return of backpacks this year! It’s always a bonus when fashion and practicality come together.
5. Kate Spade totes ($198US). Do I have to pick just one?!
6. Kate Spade breezeway bay maise ($278). Black for work, magenta for play?
Which is your personal favourite? What is your go-to bag (or bags for this season)?