Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Travel Accessory: Carry-on Handbags

Size matters. Especially when we are talking about carry-on luggage. This pay-for-baggage nonsense makes it crucial to choose your one airline-allotted personal item wisely.

With three children, I need a handbag to be oh-so-much more. Most airlines allow you to bring one bag and one personal item like a purse, briefcase or laptop with you on the plane. Mine has got to be functional enough to work as a diaper bag/purse/laptop bag and weekender while at the same time fashionable enough to tote around a city like Paris.

I’ve narrowed it to the perfect size: 16” X 9” X 9”--give or take an inch here and there. With that in mind, I’ve picked out a few bags that fit the bill. I tried to keep choices under $100. Please feel free to post your own favorites.

Steve Madden Bfauna Convertible Satchel ($118,
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ASOS Zip Pocket Front Shoulder Bag ($53.90,

ASOS Premium Patchwork Ethnic Bag with Leather Handle ($75.80,
Deena & Ozzy Zip-Front Moto Satchel ($68,

Big Buddha Kaitlyn ($72,

Sabina Drawstring Purse Belt Purse ($95,
Big Buddha Rose Tote ($90,

These last two are probably closest to what I usually carry--nondescript and easy to clean.

LeSportsac Passerby Handbag ($108,

Kate Spade Nylon Karen ($295,

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