The return of the ladylike structured bag

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While the latest handbag styles have trended toward large slouchy bags with big chunky hardware, grommets and more, we are now seeing a resurgence of the more ladylike structured handbags. These bags have a vintage feel with a modern twist. Like anything in the fashion industry, if you hold onto something long enough, it will eventually come back into vogue.

Some great examples of these revived handbags with fabulous 21st century style include:

  • The Dooney & Bourke Florentine Flap Satchel:  The Flap Satchel has a very traditional form reminiscent of the structured handbags of the past, but what is different and better about this handbag is the leather. The Florentine’s Vachetta leather is casual, yet elegant, with a rich beautiful texture that is both natural looking and sophisticated, and with a patina that becomes more and more beautiful with age. The stunning but subtle gold hardware Dooney has chosen adds a distinguished elegance without overpowering its amazing leather satchel bags.
  • The Big Buddha Mia Handbag:  With its bell-like shape, distinguished handles, zipper closure and big bow on the front of the bag, this new style from Big Buddha epitomizes the ladylike trend. It has a distinctive shape that is both soft and feminine. The long shoulder strap that comes with the bag gives you the option of wearing it cross body, adding a lot of versatility to this bag for the modern woman on the go.
  • Harveys Seatbelt Bags Stella Hobo:  Although it does have the name hobo attached to it, there is not much “hobo” in this handbag!  With a feminine teardrop shape that comes in both small and large sizes, and elegant silver hardware, this satchel style handbag brings you back to the 1950s and 60s with a great vintage look that is a little retro, very functional, indestructible and super chic.

I believe absolutely in the power of women today: we can do and be anything we choose. I also believe that we, as women, can still be exquisitely feminine no matter what we do, and that we should embrace that part of ourselves. So jump on board and try out this latest fashion craze. Mom and Grandma would be proud!

- Guest blogger Margaret Fisher (www.IrvsLuggage.com)

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