Perfect in size, this ultra functional JansSport Sole Vert Laptop Bag is sure get you from point A to point
B in style. Featuring an adjustable seatbelt webbing shoulder strap, the nylon/suede leather bag has one large main compartment, with a quilted sleeve that fits your 13" laptop. With a unique molded rubber sole bottom, it measures 10.16x4x14, and sells for $100 at Zappos. This limited edition JansSport Sole Vert Laptop Bag is available in buckthorn brown and red curtain.
We all know how important luggage is for a trip, and we almost always try to pick out the most stylish. Well, say hello to this adorable Graphic Flora Garment Bag! From the Hayden-Harnett collection, this practical carryall can hold everything from jeans to that most important glam gown, wrinkle free. With a citrine-garden print, it features one outer pocket and a zip closure. Measuring 21.5x22.5x3, you can pick yours up Anthropologie for $298. Traveling just got a whole lot easier, plus we'll look especially hot carrying it...
Okay, so I don't own an iPhone, but if I did, I'd protect it and show it off in this adorable iPhone Case by Juicy Couture. Perfectly fitted for your Apple iPhone, this detailed leather case carries with a goldtone chain, with lock and key charm accents, and a protective plastic shield that's guaranteed a perfect match. Available in black and chocolate, it sells for $75 at Nordstroms.
Get a grip on those fall styles with this Abas 'Gabby Sassy' Croc Embossed Foldover Clutch. The smooth leather placket adds class to this gorgeous croc-embossed clutch. Available in orange, black, and blue, it features a hidden magnetic closure with a large fold-over top, and goldtone hardware detail. A perfect solution to an elegant affair, it measures 14x6x2, and sells for $198 a Nordstroms. Nice...
What better place to keep all of your jewels than within this gorgeous Croc-Embossed Jewelry Box by Banana Republic. Fashioned in 100% leather, it features polished brass hardware with two large compartments and measures 4x8x4 3/4. A keepsake to last a lifetime, it's available in Black and Red and sells for $98 at Banana Republic. Priceless...
I know what you're thinking; this isn't big enough to carry a thing! But, it being a Chloe Pouch Keychain you'll have to admit it's absolutely adorable. Made of Whiskey Leather, this charming Pouch Keychain features contrast topstitching and is accented in golden hardware with a buckled top flap. Reasonably priced at $280, you can buy it at Neiman Marcus. In spite of all my resistance, and irrational preoccupation with Chloe, I could quite possibly be compelled into buying this cute little bauble.
For practical purposes, this Chloe Paddington Cosmetics Bag measuring 3 1/5x7 1/5 is hardly big enough to carry even my bare necessities. In the traditional Paddington style, with the signature padlock and wraparound zip pocket this is a still one charming cosmetics bag. Available in black and accented with silver metal hardware and tonal studs, you can purchase it at Neiman Marcus for $460.
I know in the past I've expressed my extreme love for Sheila D's Reversible Basic Tote and School Tote, but I must again enlighten all of you now to her adorable Corduroy Pouches. With gorgeous pink corduroy on the top, this light blue and pink floral printed pouch undoubtedly has me smitten. Available in over a dozen other color/print combinations, the Corduroy Pouch measures 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches and will set you back just $18. Also, don't forget to check out the totes that match — here's the one that goes with mine!
It seems like there’s a bag for everything these days, and now there’s one made especially for transporting your breast pump in. Kate Spade's Larabee Noel Elissa Pump Case features signature polka dot cotton with leather trim and the inside has an insulated lining. The $295 bag measures 13 x 11 x 6 inches and is coated with protective polyurethane for easy cleanup in the unexpected case of a breast milk mishap. Oh, and one more thing...spending this much on a bag that holds your breast pump isn't cool no matter what you heard. If you must take this baby-fuel-preserving-apparatus with you, stick it in a Jansport for the love of God.
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We've all watched the coveted Chloe Paddington Bag climb its way to the top of everyones hit-list this past year, and now let me introduce you to its fun, but distant little cousin -- the Chloe Paddington Camera Bag. In beautiful tan leather, the bag is embellished with golden and silver hardware, stud accents, and has an adjustable shoulder strap. The large front pocket has a fringe zipper pull and houses the familiar signature padlock. Available from Neiman Marcus, the Paddington Camera Bag sells for $1,495 and measures 8.5 x 6 x 3 inches.
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"The Yatta brand is fashion made with attitude" says Jeaneen Benson, who carefully hand-sews every single Yatta bag on her site. A graphic designer who lives in San Diego, Jeaneen found the market to be overflowing with talented designers and decided to make a go of it on her own. Hence, Yatta was born! Of all the interesting and quality work I saw on Yatta's site, my favorite is this adorable Paper Doll Clutch made with green wool and doll print cotton lining. The window cutout in the upper left corner totally makes the bag for me, but I could not buy the bag and not own the small folio wallet shown below. The clutch measures roughly 12 x 5 inches and sells for $35, while the wallet at 4 x 3 inches sells for $20. And if everything didn't already sound wonderful, here’s the kicker--Jeaneen is donating 10% of every sale to the Hurricane Katrina victims. We are so loving that!
You can direct your comments or questions about this and any Yatta design to Jeaneen over at the Purseuing Lounge.
You know what I hate? Dealing with "that time of the month" and all the bullcrap it brings with it. You know what I love? Adorable little tampon pouches that almost make it all seem more bearable. Frau Liebe's Apple Tampon Case measures 3 x 3 inches when closed, which is small enough to smuggle into the bathroom, yet brightly colored enough to make it easy to find in the gigantic, bottomless-pit-of-a handbag that we're all sporting this season. Cut + Paste is selling the Apple Tampon Case from Frau Liebe for $11 and claims it will get you "menstrually organized". Lord knows we need it.
Nice and simple in solid-color lambskin leather, DKNY's Ruffle Wallet Clutch is a cute and relatively cheap accessory available now at Bloomingdales. With bow detail and ruffle trim, this clutch is overflowing with girly-appeal, and can be worn alone or tucked inside a larger bag as a wallet. There are credit card and money slots inside as well as a checkbook compartment that's removable for convenience. Offered in rouge, aloe, white and black the DKNY Ruffle Wallet Clutch sells for $80.smith-hawken-ultimate-toolbag
When you think of Smith & Hawken, you probably think of that place you went that one time and paid way too much for that plant that never grew. Well, now you can forever associate it with the Ultimate Toolbag instead. With ten total pockets on the outside alone and a huge one on the inside, the possibilities for uses of this bag are endless. The tote could be used as a gardener’s tool bag (as shown), a beach bag, a diaper bag or just about anything else you see fit. The tote comes in Green/Putty, Orange/Sand, Pink/Canvas and Lime Green/Canvas. Amazingly, it sells for just $30.max-studio-crocodile-leather-wallet
If you're anything like me, you need a wallet to match every purse you own, and a few that don't match anything so that you can just toss them into tote bags and such. The Max Studio crocodile leather wallet could perfectly serve this purpose and is simply gorgeous as well. A sleek metal clasp protects your coins while the embossed leather accessory also holds an I.D., credit cards, and cash. The wallet is $98 and is available in both black and brown leather.marc-jacobs-leather-sony-psp-case
If you've been living in a cave these past couple of months -- or are just a normal human being (like me) that doesn't follow every upcoming gadget on the planet (like my boyfriend) -- then you should know that Sony is launching its PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld gaming device next week. The only thing I've heard for the last three months is how "bad-ass" this thing is going to be. Well, here's something bad-ass for any female gamers out there that get a PSP: The Marc Jacobs black leather multi-pocket clutch with leather wrist strap.baggallini-flip-cell-phone-case
I've been looking for something like this for a long time. Like many girls, I despise having anything in my pockets. I can't even stand having my keys or coins, much less my cell phone. The Baggallini Flip Cell Phone Case would be perfect for those outings when you don't need -- or want -- to carry much. The nylon phone carrier obviously holds nearly any modern cell phone, but also has inside compartments for credit cards and money. It even has a slick lipstick holder and an extra, shorter strap to attach it to any bag. It's available in several colors for only $18.white-house-black-market-coin-purse
There is little to say about the $16 White House Black Market coin purse. I don’t have a reason as to why I want it so badly. I just do. And I’m not going to describe to you in a manner that is witty the many ways that I need it either. It’s just a fact of life. Deal with it.poire-phone-pouch
This fun little phone pouch from Poire is just the type of accessory a girl like me lives for. Created in Japan, the phone pouches come in a slew of colors, patterns and materials. The idea is not to carry the tiny bag on your pinky finger, (although I know some idiot will try it anyway including myself) but to snap it on your belt or purse so you don't have to burrow through your huge handbag to find your smallest-yet-known-to-man cell phone. (I know, the zippo-sized one was getting so bulky.) So now, you can just hang your cell phone on whatever you're carrying and when it rings, just pull it out of the $11 pouch (all of this assuming your phone at that time is still visible to the naked eye.) [via Primp]cole-haan-studded-travel-wallet
The Studded Travel Wallet from Cole Haan's Village Collection is made of soft pebble-grain leather with contrasting edge stain. The lining is made of nylon and it comes in pale yellow/white (shown to right), amber/pale yellow, and teal/pale blue. The wallet measures 3 3/4 x 8 x 1 and has zip closure with signature pull tabs. The Studded Travel Wallet sells for $115. I personally wouldn't spend that much on this particular wallet but if you want to, I won't judge. Even if no one else including your mother and Jesus get it. Trust me, I understand.sew-pretty-bridal
Sew Pretty is offering handbags for brides and bridesmaids that are customized to match your wedding colors and design. They claim to have a large collection of silks, satins, buttons, trims and vintage findings for upcoming brides to choose from. They can also create matching flower girl baskets, ring bearer pillows and card pouches. There is a place to email them to request a full catalog and ordering information. Very. Neat. Idea. Too bad they can't provide the ring.