Sep 2, 2009

Savvy Purple & Berry Bags

The other day a gal pal asked me to help her find a berry color bag. She is looking a for fun purple or berry color bag for the season as these two colors are going to be sizzling hot comes fall and winter. Since it is a fun bag, she doesn't want to spend too much money which I am in totally agreement with her. So my mission is to help her find a cute bag for under $500.

Before I begin shopping for her, I have determined her style is rather casual and she wants a bag to tote around. With this in mind, we decided she should have a slouchy hobo which could be very casual and functional at the same time. Purple/berry bags will make a statement by the bright color alone so a simple silhouette is quite nice for an everyday bag.

1. Kate Spade Westbury $395 via Nordstrom
2. Tano slouchy hobo $298 via CUSP
3. Marc by Marc Jacob Dr. Q Lil Riz hobo $428 via Bloomingdales
4. B-Low the Belt Rosa leather hobo $398 via Bloomingdales --- I like the silhouette.
5. Coach Brook hobo $358 via Coach
6. Furla $363 via Zappo
7. Beirn watersnake hobo $475 CUSP ---- This is SG's personal favorite, I am debating if I need one myself now. This bag is luxurious and functional for under $500.
8. Rebecca Minkoff $595 via Shopbop ---- This one is over the budget but we like the shape and the look of the bag.

We still have not decided on a bag yet but I am having so much fun helping her with this mission. I mean how savvy it is to spend other people's money and yet get my shopping fix. Is a berry color bag in the near future for you too?

39 comments:

  1. I was very tempted by a berry colored bag the beginning of this season but I"ve put it on hold, because I'm still not certain how versatile it would be with my current wardrobe. Love this selection and my personal favorites are #7 and #8. I think #7 has the edge though... I love the watersnake detailing!

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  2. Berry is an excellent choice for fall and I really like your selections above, especially the Tano and Furla.

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  3. I'm in love with the Kate Spade one! beautiful!

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  4. I love #1 and #3 the best. Soooo beautiful!

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  5. What a beautiful colour. I like the first one the most.

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  6. Those are perfect and would be a great addition to any outfit. The color is amazing and would pop with anything. #2 and #8 are my favs!!!

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  7. I love the classic Dr.Q.
    I've got a Coach berry satchel, it's not all leather but I probably won't be buying another...though maybe a clutch...

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  8. i just fell off my chair. $500 is "not a lot"? are you people movie stars or doctors or something?? how about this one from Target or this one from Aldo or this lovely ombre python one from Buckle.com ? not that your picks aren't gorgeous, i just can't even imagine!

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  9. I would choose the Kate Spade one. I have it in Tangerine. I've seen the Berry colored one in person and it's very cute =) ~anh

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  10. I just bought a cheap berry bag for the autumn, it's such a lovely colour.

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  11. YAY MYYYY! Ur fave is my fave! LOL!

    XoXo

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  12. Oh, I adore berry colors!

    My favorites are 1, 3, and 4 :)

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  13. Hi there-my fave is the Marc Jacobs one, love the colour and style!!

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  14. Those are awesome. Not sure which is my favorite. I love them all.

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  15. Oh I love the color of those!

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  16. I have a berry bag that I LOVE and always get compliments on. In fact, I saw it on What Not to Wear, and it was from JC Penneys. Who knew?

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  17. AH, I'm in love with purple for fall!

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  18. Really great color for fall....I like number 2 the best, but all are good! Show us the one you choose!! :)

    xox, mavi

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  19. Thrift stylist: I agree with you $500 is certainly not pocket change but that is the budget gal pal sets for our shopping mission and she wants specific things..... thanks for your suggestions.

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  20. cute color! I really like Kate Spade bags :D

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  21. lucky pal, savvy ;)
    i'd love to be able to afford these, don't get me wrong... but i'm going to do an inspired-by-you post on cheapie versions!

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  22. I love number 1 and number 6! They're great bags and I love the purple color! xxooxox

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  23. Lovely picks, Savvy! I like #2 and #8.

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  24. I bought a cute berry red bag for $25 dollars at Kohl's. I just wanted it for a splash of color.

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  25. I just caught up on your blog... I know you mentioned this about a zillion years ago, but ... your family owns a sushi restaurant?!!!! That's awesome. I know you don't usually do food on your blog, but can you give some pointers on sushi making?

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  26. Ignore that comment- I must have been having a blonde moment. I just read over it again. It's just a family owned restaurant that you go to. Oops! hahaha You were probably wondering what on earth I was talking about.

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  27. cool choices... i want that furla bag.

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  28. I saw a really nice purple Treesje bag. I want...

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  29. I have had my eye on #3, but am really loving #5!

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  30. I adore purple. #7 is probably my fave.

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  31. gorgeous picks!

    {blog tip: I know it would take forever, but you should link to them all in your list ;)}

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  32. They're all so gorgeous and my favorite fall color!

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  33. owwwwhhh those purple berry bags so cute Savvy....I can't choice which one the best, they have a good design and they are too savvy.

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  34. Each one is fabulous!
    Dang! I've been looking around last month for a purple bag and everything was sold out! Now, I'm craving for my own purple/berry mommy bag. :)

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  35. 5 is my fav and thank you for your comment ^.^
    kisses

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  36. I am absolutely loving the Kate Spade...what a beautiful color! =)

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  37. Gorgeous choices, darling! Especially love #4!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  38. these are so beautiful! I love them. and btw, I just got back from vacation and my BEAUTIFUL new shoes were waiting for me. thank you so much! I LOVE them!! xo

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