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, baghaus.com
before 30% off + free shipping right now
)



ASOS Zip Pocket Front Shoulder Bag ($53.90, asos.com)



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



Big Buddha Kaitlyn ($72, ebags.com)



Sabina Drawstring Purse Belt Purse ($95, baghaus.com)
Big Buddha Rose Tote ($90, baghaus.com)


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

LeSportsac Passerby Handbag ($108, lesportsac.com)


Kate Spade Nylon Karen ($295, katespade.com)

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