Thursday, October 27, 2011

Suz on Style's Handbag Bonanza

Hello Suz on Style readers! I apologize for the style delay. But, enough about me...let's talk handbags. Welcome to.....

Suz on Style's Handbag Bonanza!!!

Hold on to you totes, clutches and satchels, were blowing the zippers and clasps off the hottest fall handbag fashions.

The Pippa.

That's right. The "Pippa." Does anyone not love her? In fact, she is such a popular fashion plate, British designer Modalu renamed the famed satchel Pippa carries on an almost daily basis to the "Pippa." You can order it at

She also has the exact same bag in a snakeskin version.

In true fashion, designers on this side of the pond are also trying to cash in on the popular bag design. Both J.Crew and Kate Spade have shockingly similar bags at shocking prices to boot! If you want the "it" bag for work, it's the "Pippa."

This version from J.Crew is called the Biennial Satchel and is $348.00. Kate Spade's version is called the Grove Court Lainey. It is $425.

The Cross-Body Saddle.

That's right. The Saddle Bag is back bitches! (And I'm not talking about the kind on your thighs.) Every major handbag designer has put out a cross body saddle bag. My favorite is the budget friendly version from Fossil. You know Fossil, the watch designer? Fossil has come out with a great line of handbags called, "Vintage Re-Issue." You can check them out at They are also carried at Nordstroms, Macy's and Piperlime. There are other great saddle bag options at J.Crew, Ralph Lauren and Coach, just to name a few. Gidde-up!

Fossil Vintage Re-Issue Crossbody and Coach Madison Crossbody

J.Crew Rigby Saddle bag, Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody and See by Chole Crossbody.

The Envelope.

That's right. Envelopes are not just for mailing letters to your Grandmother anymore. Envelopes are going to be your new go-to bag for evening, day and everything in-between. Envelopes are most often thought of as clutches; however, this season plenty of designers are showing them as shoulder bags as well. I love the J.Crew envelope shoulder bag in leather. The envelope shape is structured and yet lady like. Envelope yourself in this beautiful design.

Oh look! Pippa carries an envelope clutch, too!

These beautiful envelopes are from J.Crew, French Connection, BCBG and Tory Burch.

The Fold-Over.

That's right. The fold-over. (Not to be confused with the comb-over.) The fold-over is another cross-body bag with a fold-over top for a sleeker look when worn cross-body. The fold-over design usually comes with a second carrying option. Either as a regular shoulder bag or a tote. I have yet to find a handbag design house this season that does not have a fold-over option. It's like a two-in-one bag. Double your pleasure. I love the designs from Tory Burch in this category. There are also some great options from Fossil again and Coach.

Dang it, that Pippa is stylish! Check her out in a fold-over style from Prada.

Tory Burch, Coach and Fossil.

Now, go out there and buy yourself a new handbag. You deserve it!

Til next time,

Stay Stylish!