Bags, Handbags & Purses

Vieta Terra Hobo | Feminine Leatherette Lace Bow Bag

Vieta Terra Hobo | Feminine Leatherette Lace Bow Bag

Vieta gets girly with its Terra Hobo.

The label's used leatherette to create a striking lacey finish. It's such a clever way to use the material. The lace treatment makes the surface seem much richer than a regular leatherette bag. The synthetic is also much stronger than any ...


Nixon Rockaway Satchel | Classic Black Leatherette Bucket Shaped Handbag

Nixon Rockaway Satchel | Classic Black Leatherette Bucket Shaped Handbag

You don't need a rock star budget to enjoy the classic good looks of this Rockaway Satchel.

The Rockaway doesn't scream as loudly as many modern musicians, but it's got the same effortless cool as singers that stand the test of time. Its black finish is timeless and ...


Melie Bianco Brenda Bucket Bag | Intricate Slashed Leatherette Handbag with Studded Trim

Melie Bianco Brenda Bucket Bag | Intricate Slashed Leatherette Handbag with Studded Trim

Melie Bianco has fun with fashion with this Brenda Bucket Bag.

The label stops just shy over overdoing things here. There's an awful lot going, but the Brenda still seems strangely cohesive. I love the way the modern slashed panels work with the tightly woven piping ...


Mellow World Emily Cross-Body Bag | Zip Decorated Red Leatherette Purse

Mellow World Emily Cross-Body Bag | Zip Decorated Red Leatherette Purse

Mellow World offers contemporary style for less with this playful Emily Cross-Body Bag.

Vertical zips help this classic flap-over cross-body stand out from the crowd. They make the Emily feel quite modern, and much edgier than her feminine name might suggest. Colored ...


Guess Alfie Dome Satchel | Classic Black Leatherette Carryall Bag

Guess Alfie Dome Satchel | Classic Black Leatherette Carryall Bag

Guess puts its best foot forward with the Alfie Dome Satchel.

I haven't warmed to the label's showier styles, but it gets things right here by looking to classic fashion elements. The Alfie's domed shape has a playful retro feel, while the burnished hardware brings the ...


Bebe Sparkle Envelope Clutch | Metallic Leatherette Pleated Purse

Bebe Sparkle Envelope Clutch | Metallic Leatherette Pleated Purse

Add a subtle sparkle to your evening outfit with this affordable Sparkle Envelope Clutch from Bebe.

I always get nervous about accessories with showy names like this, but the Sparkle is much more muted than most of its peers. The pale mesh fabric overlay tempers the ...


Nixon Boardwalk Hobo | Casual Weathered Leatherette Purse

Nixon Boardwalk Hobo | Casual Weathered Leatherette Purse

Its name conjures up images of eating ice-cream by the Jersey Shore, but Nixon's Boardwalk is really a bag for all seasons.

It takes its cues from traditional hobos, but it downplays the style's typical boho leanings. There are no tassels or beads to tizzy up the design. ...


Mellow World Hollywood Hobo | Affordable Leaf Decorated White Leatherette Handbag

Mellow World Hollywood Hobo | Affordable Leaf Decorated White Leatherette Handbag

Hollywood isn't all about beautiful actors and actresses earning the big bucks. For every star there's a hundred busboys and waitresses looking for their big break. Perhaps Mellow World had these starry-eyed folks in mind when it created its Hollywood hobo.

The celebrities carry high-end designer ...


Liz Claiborne Notting Hill Cross-Body Bag | Affordable Teal Leatherette Carry-All

Liz Claiborne Notting Hill Cross-Body Bag | Affordable Teal Leatherette Carry-All

Liz Claiborne hasn't had a lot to smile about of late. Its business has gone through so much upheaval that it's a wonder it's had any time to create fashion. So I thought I'd look at one of the label's cheeriest ...


Laurel & Sunset Utilitarian Hobo Bag | Convertible Practical Brown Leatherette Handbag

Laurel & Sunset Utilitarian Hobo Bag | Convertible Practical Brown Leatherette Handbag

According to dictionary definitions, utilitarian is a word describing something designed for use rather than beauty. So it's only fitting that Laurel & Sunset's used the word to christen this hobo bag.

I wouldn't say the Utilitarian's an ugly duckling, but it clearly puts ...