Monday, March 10, 2008

Reader Request

{ Classic Brown Leather Handbag }

Reader Anonymous asked: I absolutely love the kate spade handbag you featured, but the open top concerns me for everyday use. I am in desperate need for a new purse. Something medium to dark brown leather and classic yet functional. Would you please point a fashion challenged fan in the right direction???

Coveiter happily responds: A Classic brown tote like the Kate Spade we featured is the equivalent of the "little black dress" of handbags. For a functional, classic bag we recommend looking for something with clean lines and little adornment that will remain in style season to season regardless of trends. For everyday use, make sure your bag has a zip, button or snap top for security. Also, make sure to think of the size, shape and strap drop that is most comfortable for you. Below are some of our favorite classic bags that resemble the one you covet but may be more practical for your use.

Etienne Aigner Paris Tote

Etienne Aigner Vienna Satchel

Monsac Windsor Large Horizontal Shoulder Bag

The Sak Signature Slouchy Satchel

Fossil Executive North South Tote