5 Ultra-Cool handbag designers under $1000 to know now

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Handbag designers under $1000 from top left: Boyy tote bag / Wandler white handbag / Pop and Suki take out box handbag / Staud PVC tote (hot IT bag!) (see my review here) / By Far train case handbag /

In a world full of really expensive handbags, it’s nice to know there are IT bags priced well under $1000. In addition to handbags having an IT factor, there is an uprising of ultra-cool handbag designers which are carried by fashion insiders, and bear absolutely no logo’s what-so-ever. Hear that? I’ll say it again, no logos.

The ultra-cool thing to do at the moment, is to carry a handbag which bears no logo, and offers an unique silhouette. 2019 is all about fabulous handbags which are eye-catching, and bear the name of a designer only those in-the-know will actually be able to identify. This is not the year to flaunt your handbag designer’s name, this is the year to make people wonder who you are carrying, and make people covet your bag. Oh-but wait! There’s more!

These incognito IT bags bear one more interesting fact; they are priced under $1000. Say whaaa-aaat??

That’s right! You can carry an ultra-cool handbag, coveted by fashion industry insiders, for under $1000. This means we can all be cool on a budget. Of course, if your budget is $3000, then you can carry three bags instead of one. Loving this!

Handbag designers with bags priced under $1000 were all over the streets of New York at fashion week. Fashion buyers, journalists, and more were carrying these highly covetable bags, and those not-in-the-know, were left scratching their heads.

So, without further ado, here are five designer handbag brands to covet, watch, and buy, in 2019; and you won’t have to break the bank doing it. Love!


This cool-girl handbag brand has been around for many seasons, but starting last year, it started to gain traction. While a few of their styles barely hover above $1000, and under $1100, the majority of their handbag styles are under $1000. Boyy bags are highly desired by big name fashion journalists who work for iconic fashion publications, as well as quiet yet important fashion industry insiders. This is the bag to own now. Pick your favorite style, and be fabulous.

Shop Boyy handbags across the web:


Wandler is one of the coolest yet unknown handbag designers out there. They have several must-have styles priced well under $1000. The white one shown above is their most popular bag of-the-moment. This designer handbag brand is on the move upwards, so it’s a good time to invest in one now. Love!

Shop Wandler handbag online:

By Far

By Far is a hot new name on the streets, and they are creating fabulous handbags carried by insiders which are priced well under $1000. That train case has already reached IT status, it was everywhere on the streets of New York Fashion Week. Grab one before it sells out.

Shop By Far handbag around the web:

Pop and Suki

Pop and Suki got on the map with their take-out box. These unique handbags are starting to pop up on the arms of insiders everywhere. They have styles priced under $500, and even under $100! Whaaaa-aaaat?! Yup, that’s right! This is an ultra-cool, cool-girl bag you can carry without budgeting for months. Grab your favorite color.

Shop Pop and Suki handbags online:


Well, Staud needs no introduction. You have seen these bags all over Instagram, and they are continually all over the arms of fashion industry insiders everywhere. I own two of their bags, and I want more, more, and more! My greed factor is real with this one! These bags are priced well under $1000, $500, and even under $300. They have a ton of street cred, cool-girl vibes, and functionality. What did I just say? Yes, these bags are quality and easy to use on a daily basis. I have a big crush on them, and you should too!

Shop Staud handbag around the web:

There you have it! If you are looking for an ultra-cool, IT bag priced under $1000, these are the brands to watch, browse, and buy. They won’t break the bank, and they are way cooler than any designer logo bag; which are so last year anyway.

Which handbag designer under $1000 is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!



After Christmas sales and deals 2018

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After Christmas sales and deals 2018: My cardigan sweater is on major sale, you can find it here.

Was it just me, or did the holiday season just fly by? It felt extra short this year! Well, the good thing about it flying by, is that it is now time to save big at all the sales! There are so many fabulous after Christmas sales and deals right now, it is mind boggling! This is a great time to save on things we all need, or gifts to give to ourselves. I could use a few more presents 😉

There are thousands of after Christmas sales and deals starting today, so I narrowed it down to the ones that really matter. Here are the most fabulous and fashionable deals out there-

After Christmas Sales and Deals

Adidas: Major markdowns on end of season clothing, shoes, and more. Visit to view all deals.

Chico’s: Select styles up to 70% off now through January 12, 2019.

Colleen Rothschild: Now through December 31, 2018 save 20% off site-wide with coupon code BYW2018

Kendra Scott: Save up to 50% off markdowns.

Macy’s: After Christmas sale, deals vary. See them all here.

Neiman Marcus: Save up to 55% off designer sale merchandise.

Net-a-Porter: Save up to 70% off sale merchandise.

Nordstrom: Half-Yearly sale now through Jan. 2, 2019.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Save up to 70% off sale merchandise.

SOMA: Semi-Annual sale, save up to 70% now through Jan. 22, 2019, select styles.

White House Black Market: Semi annual sale. Save up to 50% off.

My picks from all the sales:

What did you end up getting from the after Christmas sales and deals?

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous new year!



Holiday gift ideas at Santana Row 2018

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Have you been to Santana Row in San Jose lately? It’s beautiful! They really outdid themselves with their holiday decorations this year! The holiday tree is beautiful, and there is a fun mailbox where you can mail letters to Santa! I know the letter I mailed was filled with gifts Santa can find right here on Santana Row.  There are so many things I want! I bet your list is long too!

Chances are, you have not completed your holiday shopping list yet. Same here! The best place to finish your holiday shopping is in San Jose at Santana Row. They have so many fun stores filled with fabulous gifts for the holidays. Plus, you can make a day of it! Arrive early, and you can enjoy brunch at Left Bank, coffee at Cocola, dim sum at Sino; and stay all day so you can enjoy a fabulous dinner at LB Steak! It really is a stay, shop, and play, kind of place to go!

In case you aren’t sure where to begin, I have rounded up four of my favorite shops on the Row and snaped a few pictures to show you my favorite gift ideas from the stores! SO, without further ado, here are my favorite gift ideas from Santana Row this year:

Gifts for the girl who loves glitter: Kendra Scott

As you know, Kendra Scott is one of my favorite jewelry stores. So, of course I would show you the fabulous gifts they have in store! That bold ring is a must-have for anyone on your list who loves to sparkle. The gift sets make shopping easy when you aren’t sure what to get. They also have nail polish, and home decor in store! There is something for everyone who likes a little sparkle in their life at Kendra Scott. Plus, they have plenty of gifts under $100, and under $50. Love that!

Check out these gift ideas and more at the Kendra Scott shop on Santana Row. Call 669.231.0300 for more info.

Gifts for the bold fashionista on your list: Chico’s

Chico’s is such a fun store to find bold, fashionable, and fabulous clothing, accessories, and gifts. You’ll find a treasure trove in store at Chico’s Santana Row! They have a ton of bracelets in the color of 2018 in stock, plus plenty of fabulous scarves and sweaters which make great gifts!

You can check out all these gift ides and more at Chico’s on Santana Row, or call 408.554.9030 for more info.

Gifts for sweet tooth: Sugarfina

There must be plenty of people on your holiday shopping list who love something sweet! Sugarfina has you covered! They have sweet treats for everyone on your list including kids, men, Hello Kitty fans, Mickey Mouse fans, and more!

Stop into the Sugarfina store on Santana Row to see these treats and more, or call 855.784.2734 for more info.

Gifts for the understated fashionista on your list: Aritzia

Aritzia has fabulous, classic sweaters, knits, and more in stock. It is a great place to find something for someone on your list who love understated fashion. They also have fabulous gifts under $100, and under $50. Love that!

Stop into the Aritzia shop on Santana Row or call 408.423.9296 for more info.

Of course, there are so many more shops on Santana Row than what I mentioned here. If you stroll through the Row, you are bound to find something for everyone on your list! Be sure to visit Santana Row’s website and if you can’t find something for that picky person on your list, a Santana Row gift card can be bought at the concierge! Love!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous time shopping on Row! Be sure to tag your photos with #LifeOnTheRow



*sponsored by Santana Row, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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