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How to Choose a Handbag

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How to Choose a Handbag

My Fashion Wishlist: 3 Bags for Under $100

BR bag
satchel
tote
Handbags, like jeans and shoes, are an investment piece. Meaning you may spend a little more than your budget normally allows for, but you’ll also be using that particular item nearly every day. Therefore, when choosing a bag, you want it to be fashionable, but also functional. Of course, we can’t possibly be expected to be limited to just one, so I have hand-selected three to put on your wishlist for fall.

Quilted, chain strap purse. This design is timeless and whether you go high-end with Chanel or stay more on budget with Banana Republic, a quilted bag is elegant and sophisticated. It’s the perfect size to stow your essentials: wallet, phone, lip gloss and keys. And it can be worn over-the-shoulder or as a crossbody bag to add style to every outfit you wear.

Brightly-colored satchel. For those going back to school or even for those who schlep a lot of stuff to work on a daily basis, a satchel is a good option because the size and pockets help to keep you organized. When you’re in business mode, you need a bright color to get you through the day, so choose a cheery yellow or a your favorite neon shade.

All-purpose handbag. For weekends away or just for everyday, a large handbag is an obvious, if not necessary, choice. To keep it from appearing too overwhelming, keep the lines simple and add-ons minimal. A good, structured bag in a trendy color does the trick with only a few functional zippers to adorn it. Typically, I would stick with classic black, but this mint green shade says classy and trendy at the same time.

All of these bags are under $100 and while some may be pricier than you would expect or more than you want to pay, keep in mind how often you’ll be using your bag and the value of that price tag. Somehow I have to find it my fashion budget to obtain all three of these bags. What styles and colors have you currently been coveting?

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@tisoleil87 The blue one is my first choice. I've been wanting a bag EXACTLY like that and now I can get it at BR. This comment has been removed.
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Great pick
s! I love crossbody, color and structured!!
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