Handbags


Summer 2019 tote bags

summer 2019 tote bags

Summer tote bags from top left: Christian Louboutin tote bag / artistic tote bag / Stella McCartney tote bag / multi-color stripe tote (under $50!!) / clear PVC Pucci tote bag with pouch / striped tote bag /

It’s tote bag season! Memorial Day is coming up, and the weather is warm enough to start weekend outings which involve the outdoors. The one thing we all need this summer 2019 season, is a fabulous tote bag! Yes!!!

There are so many fabulous tote bags on the market this summer 2019 season. Why settle for that boring black tote in the back of your closet? This season, amp things up with a trendy PVC tote, eye-catching stripe tote, self-expressing artistic tote, or a people celebrating rainbow tote. The options are endless!

I scoured the web for a few fabulous tote bags,  and I found eight totes worthy of your wardrobe. They all reflect the current runway and street trends in handbags. Six of them are featured above, check out the shopping widget below to see them all!

Which summer 2019 tote bag is your favorite? I’m eyeing the striped one in the bottom right-hand corner. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


10 bags that will get you noticed this spring and summer

bags that will get you noticed spring summer 2019

5 of the 10 bags that will get you noticed this spring and summer season, from top left: green and blue messenger bag / straw star clutch / hat bag with bow tie (I have a crush on this bag) / black and gold lady bag (tell them you’re rich!) / bead and fringe boho shoulder bag /

One of the big trends this spring/summer 2019 season, is the unconventional handbag. The hottest bags on the streets are in shapes which are far from classic, and to top it off, the bags get better with mixed media, prints, wild colors, and more! This is not a season to pull out your classic bags, this is the season to look for fun silhouettes, and unexpected styles.

Neon bags, multi-color bags, unexpected silhouettes; are all trends we love in handbags this season. While many designers and brands have taken these trends and turned them into understated bags, or more classic looking bags, some designers and brands have gone full speed ahead! There are some wild bags on the market this season! If quiet bags aren’t your thing, then here are ten bags that will get you noticed this spring and summer season. Scroll through to see all ten! You only have a sneak peek at five above 😉

Which bag has caught your attention? Do you plan to wear a bag that will get you noticed this spring/summer 2019 season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


5 bags from last year you can wear this year

Staud Moreau Bag

staud moreau bucket bag

How cute is this little flower pot in a basket bag! It jumped onto the scene last year as a hot IT bag, and it has reappeared this year as a must-have bag for resort, spring, and summer. While the red color is no longer available, neutral hues such as brown and white are available. This year, you can also find a mini version, and a new oblong tote version. The Staud Moreau can be found in the perfect size to fit your lifestyle this year, why not jump on the bandwagon? This is a comfortable bag to carry, and it has a really roomy interior. I love the natural fibers against the structured leather; it’s a nice juxtaposition, don’t you agree? You can snap snap one up here.

Staud Shirley Bag; any size

staud clear plastic tote bag

The clear tote with corresponding pouch inside has become a huge trend, and the Staud Shirley started it all over a year ago. This clear tote doubles as a stadium bag during football season with the removal of the interior pouch. I also find this bag handy on rainy days since it is made from PVC. The Staud Shirley is all over the streets, and so many brands have copied it’s look. You can find it everywhere! If you want to have the IT bag that started the trend, it is surprisingly affordable. You can find all sizes priced under $500. The little one I own is priced under $300, love that! You can find the Staud Shirley online here.

Cult Gaia Ark Bag

cult gaia handbag

The Cult Gaia Ark bag is the bag that keeps coming back! Despite introducing new wooden bag styles last summer and this summer, the Ark bag is the purse everyone keeps buying. You can update yours with a scarf inside, or tired to the handle. This is your resort bag, your hot weather, and your fun bag. What’s even more fun about it? The natural color, pictured here, is priced under $200! Love that! You can snap one up here if you haven’t already.

Two new classics to add to the investment bag list

OK guys, sometimes an IT bag moves from trendy status, to classic status. We have watched everything from Mansur Gavriel move into this category, and now there are two new movers and shakers who are on the classic list. So make room next to your Chanel 2.55’s, your Hermes collection, and your Judith Leiber clutches, there are two new must-have investment bags in town; and you might already own them!

Gucci Marmont Lady Bag or Shoulder Bag

gucci marmont lady bag spring

Did you jump on the Gucci Marmont movement during the logo trend? If so, you made a good decision. The Gucci Marmont collection has moved into classic territory. It is no longer a fleeting trend. The Marmont collection can now enjoy a space on the shelf with your Chanel 2.55 and your Chanel Re-Issue. The lady bags and shoulder bags are classic, iconic, and slightly more affordable than Chanel’s collection. Why not invest in one if you haven’t already! Pull out last year’s Marmont! It is now your investment bag.

Givenchy Antigona Bag

it bags fall 2017

I am pretty sure I have already told you about the Givenchy Antigona turning into a classic bag. If not, I want to tell you again. The Givenchy Antigona is now a classic! It’s an understated investment bag that speaks to those of us who want a quality workhorse in our handbag arsenal. This fabulous bag is strong, roomy, practical, and chic. No-one can put theirs away. Everyone who owns one continues to wear it over, and over again. This is a fabulous work bag, workhorse bag, and more. I own it in two colors and I have been wearing it non-stop for four years. This bag is my everything, and it is for so many other bag fans too. The Givenchy Antigona was once an IT bag, now it is a classic IT bag which holds strong re-sale value and street cred. I spotted it all over the streets at New York Fashion Week in February, and it continues to grace the sidewalks everywhere I go. If you don’t already own one, snap one up! While seasonal colors are fun, classic black or brown will carry you through the years. This is hands-down my favorite bag. You can find yours online here.

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There you have it! Five bags you might already own, which are still hot this year. If you already own one of these bags, you are set for the year! If not, I recommend snapping up the one that speaks to you. Which one is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy