I traveled to Kenya as a teenager and found it to be a breathtaking country full of vibrant and charming people. I even helped build a chicken farm out of cow dung! I saw first hand how hungry many of the children were. I am thrilled to see the FEED 2 Kenya Bag (love the beading!!) and hope sales of the bag are able to raise lots of money to feed many wonderful Kenyan children.
We all know we can count on Net-A-Porter to bring the very best designers right to our laptops when we need a midnight shopping fix. This gorgeous bag from Mulberry (available in many colors) will be a perfect, practical addition to any wardrobe.
Kennedy Mum Bag from inhabitLiving.com
Proudly handmade in the USA from 90% certified recycled materials.
This is actually two vintage inspired leather bags in one. Wear it like this as a chic tote or fold it over & use the strap to carry is over your shoulder. All bags are produced in New York.
This cool go everywhere leather clutch comes in so many colors you may have to buy more than one…
Rosanna Ikat Orange & Grey Handbag
“Inspired by a charming childhood and world travels Rosanna creates stylish products that focus on sustaining tradition, creating ritual and cultivating connection.” Available at Layla Grace.
Best Selection of Handbags, Purses, Clutches & Totes
There are many fantastic shops online where you can check out (and purchase!) some of the cutest bags of the season. I’ve compiled a list of great resources – from big department stores to small boutiques – from name brand designers to the great unknowns. No matter what your price range is, you are certain to find a fabulous new bag just a few clicks away.
eBags – Shop at eBags!
Shop ModCloth for awesome retro, vintage and indie finds. And how could you pass up the Carmen Miranda inspired handbag? Yes – it will look fantastic paired with jeans, a white t-shirt & flip-flops…
Super Deals on Handbags
Often I am in the mood to buy a sparkly, colorful or funky bag that is not going to cost me a small fortune. Luckily there are so many super cute, reasonably priced purses, totes and hobos available today, you might find it hard to pick just one.
Zappos – Free Shipping at Zappos
This beautiful leather bag may quickly become your go to bag.
I stood at the window of Kate Spade enjoying my Pinkberry while I fell madly in love with all of their wonderful bow bags. I must must have this one! I hope my husband or parents are reading this…hint hint….
Designer Handbag Boutiques
Below you will find links to single brand and designer shops. Sometimes I don’t have time to shop around and I want to get right to the product I am looking for. I hope some of these labels are your favorites too.
Vintage & Second Hand Designer Handbags
If you are in the market for a vintage bag or second hand designer handbag, there are many options out there including auctions and consignment shops. If you would rather not spend seven years on a waitlist for your own Hermés Birkin bag, this might just be the way to go. A number of these sites actually research the authenticity of the product so you can feel more confident that you are getting the real thing. Take a look at what these companies have to offer:
Rent a Fabulous Bag
Who knew you could rent a handbag? I knew you could rent a car, or an apartment, but I never thought about renting a purse. If you have a short attention span when it comes to handbags, you simply can’t decide on just one, or you can’t swallow the idea of spending over $1000 on a single purse, why don’t you try out one of these handbag rental options.
The only problem with these bags is that they are all so adorable – it is impossible to pick just one. Every pattern and color combination is fantastic. I think I have found the perfect holiday gift for all of my girlfriends.
For a great selection of eco-friendly bags, check out ReusableBags.com. This happens to be one of my favorite designs and color combos from happybags.
Cute Alternatives to Paper & Plastic – Reusable Shopping Totes
If you are looking for a cute alternative to the standard canvas shopping bag, check out these gorgeous options. These picks will certainly make you the chicest girl at the farmers’ market this weekend.
EnV Bags - water resistant city shoppers that are machine washable and super cute too
Hermès- SilkyPop bags are the most beautiful alternatives to a plastic bag anywhere!
Lauren Bush’s FEED bag - in support of the United Nations World Food Programme – each FEED bag sold will provide a school year of meals for one child in need
Sea Bags – custom totes made of recycled boat sails
Target – a fantastic, colorful selction
Come check out a great selection of diaper bags that you will want to use after the baby too. The new colors and patterns keep getting better and better and designer baby bags have never looked so good.
Below you will find quick links to more great resources on Sweet Peas & Stilettos:
*Baby* Modern Mom Favorites – Baby Shower Invitations & Activity Ideas - Mom Blogs & Books – Eco-Friendly Diapers - Best Diaper Bags – Designer Nursery Furniture & Bedding – Baby & Birth Announcements – Strollers – Baby Slings & Carriers – Car Seats – Designer Baby & Kids Clothes & Shoes – Nursing – Natural Soaps & Bath Time – Toys – Children’s Books – Baby Planners – Nanny Agencies – Infant Sleep Consultants – Baby Nurse - Baby Proofing – Sell or Trade Baby Gear – Celebrity Moms – Pregnancy & Maternity - Pregnancy Book & Journals – Designer Maternity Clothes – Pregnancy Websites & Blogs
*Family* Mommy Day Planners & Family Organizers – 2012 Back to School Guide – iPhone & iPad Apps for Moms – Photo Hanukkah Cards 2012 - Father’s Day Gift Guide – Graduation Announcements – Modern Holiday Cards - Photo Christmas Cards 2012 - Christmas Holiday Party Invitations – Mommy Business Cards – Kids Birthday Party Invites – Photos & Albums – Safety – Education – Green Living – Etiquette – Caregiving - Family Health – Money – Pets – Personal Assistants – Modern Personalized Stationery – Costumes & Dress-Up - Family Cars - College Prep – Family Resource Center
*Food* Cupcakes - Chocolate – Family Cookbooks – Grocery Delivery – Veggie Delivery – Meal Delivery & Personal Chefs – Best Organic Baby Food Brands & Recipes – Foodie Websites – Meal Time for Babies & Toddlers - Cute Lunch Boxes
*Travel* Luxury Spas & Mommy Getaways - Family Travel Ideas & Inspiration – Travel Planning & Booking – Home Rentals & House Swapping – Luggage – Family Air Travel Rules & Tips – Private Planes & Concierge – Business Travel Tips
*Work* Cute Laptop Bags for Work – Websites, Books & Blogs for Working Moms - Cute Business Card Holders – Designer iPad Cases – Designer iPhone Cases – Best Companies for Women – Networking & Calling Cards – Job Search – Start Your Own Company - Tips – Start Your Own Company – Resources – Executive MBA Programs for Women
*Give* Get Inspired to Give Back – Shop for a Good Cause - Donate Shoes to Charity – Donate Baby Items – Education – Donate Breast Milk – Children’s Health & Well Being – Human Rights, Advocacy & Financial Empowerment – Homeless Mothers & Children – Women’s Health
*Girl Stuff* Wedding Invitations - Designer Handbags – Bridal Shower Invites - Designer Shoes – Jewelry – Royal Wedding – Wedding Save the Date Cards – Flowers – Fragrance – Denim – Beauty, Makeup & Spa – The Mall – Best Designer Deals – Fashionista – Gossip – Connect – Diet & Fitness – Magazines – Books
*Sole Searching* Alisa’s Collection of Shoe Shopping Stories