I’m pretty picky when it comes to my handbag, and will admit that I have a lot of requirements and expecations out of my handbags. For one, they must be fashionable, but also functional in a variety of settings, large enough to carry a water bottle, pair of flats and WWD (in addition to several other toiletries), an ‘easy access’ pouch for my Blackberry, and able to withstand heat, cold, rain, sleet, and snow without thoroughly soaking through. With this in mind, I was given the opportunity to try out my bag of choice from Handbag Heaven, and settled on the Bethany Stud Satchel in Red, $53.51.
Although I liked a lot of the satchels available, some resembling designer bags such as Hermes, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, and Burberry, most right around or under $50, the Bethany in red was inherently my style. And it shows; I’ve worn it to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, as well as several press preview events and out for cocktails and brunch, and got an unbelievable amount of unsolicited comments about how cute the bag is and demanding to know where I got it. If you’ve got a thing for hardware and chic bags that cost what they should (like me), check out the site and in particular this Ramsay Rock Tote. Plus, there is currently a promotion for 15% off, and free shipping for orders over $50 — just in time for holiday gift giving! You can also follow them on twitter or via the Handbag Heaven Blog for the latest in bag trends, tips, and styles.