I was inspired today by this collection of purses in the New York Times “Shopping” slideshow (how’s that for a title that sucks me right in?). I just love these rich (no pun intended) neutrals and classic shapes for the warm seasons.
The prices are completely cra-cra (credit to Melanie of Bag and a Beret). The cost of these five gorgeous bags adds up to just under $3,500. The leather is exquisite and the designs are wow, but these beauties will not be entering chez NDYStyle.
I am not quitting the idea, though, of a fab neutral purse. Here are a few that don’t make my wallet gasp. This first one is a little plain, but I like the front pop-out and choice of handles:
|BCBGeneration, $70 via Zappos|
This patent bag by Aldo is more structured and has a nifty 60’s feel. I really like the stone color; it’s a little cooler than the bag above. And I love outside pockets:
|Aldo Noronen, $60 via Zappos|
My current favorite is this satchel by ASOS. I love the structured shape and the orange accents. Great price too:
|ASOS Front Tab Lock Bag, $54|
Or I might find just the right purse at the thrift store, on eBay or Etsy. Do you like a neutral bag for the warm seasons? Too much maintenance? Might you spring $500 – $1,000 for one of the beauties in the New York Times?
Happy Thursday to all,