Your purse, your clutch, your bag… it’s your best accessory. Don’t leave home without it. Red Carpet Bay Area shows you what you’ll want to carry on your arm this season.
When Hermes created a bag for actress Jane Birkin back in 1984, structured, ladylike satchels with locks became a classic. They’re elegant, understated and always on point.
Tote a Tote
The tote is the workhorse of shoulder bags. Take it shopping, to work – toss in a book, a magazine and your lunch. It can do the job with style and grace.
Cross Your Heart
Single crossbody bags with chains or leather straps leave your hands free to touch, greet, and hug. The chain embellishment looks like you’re wearing a pendant with a purpose.
Skip the baggage claim and hit the ground running. And don’t let those rigid airport dimensions limit you. (Currently, the basic rule is no taller than 22 inches, no wider than 14 inches, and no deeper than 9 inches.) Your carry-on doesn’t have to look like a suitcase.
The hobo is no slouch. The soft shoulder bag can dress up or down.
Soft and plush, quilted purses are on trend. Get started with a petite pouch, or be bold and go for a big framed satchel.
Clutch A Classic
When less is more, for day or for evening, the clutch is timeless. Fill it with a razor thin wallet, a lipstick, your calling card and keys -- and leave the rest at home.