Category Archives: Oversized Handbags

Juicy Couture ‘Z.J.N.’ Satchel

We’ve seen the classic terry and velour bags from Juicy Couture, right? But do you know that “Juicy Couture is a mix of California fantasy with English eccentricity”? That’s how the co-founder, Gela Nash-Taylor, described Juicy Couture to a Washington Post reporter. Gela continued the explanation with an interesting metaphor, “Think modern fairy-tale girl meets rock start, and they move into an old English manor house to become Juicy royalty.” Interesting?!  Alright, let me get to the point. I am not a big fan of Juicy Couture but the Juicy Couture “Z.J.N” Satchel really caught my attention. When I first saw this bag, I thought it was something from Prada or Miu Miu. I know I was wrong once I saw the price. Their Fall Collection is a bit more grown-up and something new that we should pay attention to. This Juicy Couture bag is beautiful yet affordable. I love this red bag although it is also available in black. The red Satchel with soft leather has top zip closure and interior pockets. Retails for $450 at Nordstrom. How do you feel about this Juicy Couture Satchel?

Longchamp Legende

The Longchamp Legende Tote was spotted on Kate Moss’s hand last season and here comes the white color version for the S/S 2008 collection. I started to pay attention to the French fashion house Longchamp after seeing the violet Rodeo Luxe Patent Satchel last month. And this White Legende bag made me totally fall in love with the brand. And the good thing about Longchamp’s bags are they are always under $1000!! This patent leather tote was initially inspired by a doctor bag of seventies and now regarded by Longchamp as the “It” bag of the season. Features include handles with double top zip closure, protective metal feet, leather key attachment and large zip pockets on front for holding personal items. The tote is available in 2 different sizes: (Large) 17.75″ x 12.5″ x 8″for $980; (Small) 14.5″ x 10.25″ x 5.5″ for $825. How can you resist this gorgeous bag that has high quality leather and great summer color with such a reasonable price?

[Photo source: Longchamp]

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q. Delancy Tote

If you are looking for a traveler bag, you can consider the oversized Dr. Q Delancy Tote from Marc by Marc Jacobs. This bag is really huge, with the the dimension of 18″ x 24″ x 4″. I am curious to know how many things someone can carry in this bag?! This tote is made of wrinkled patent leather with inverted pleat details at front and back. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q. Delancy Tote is cute and stylish yet functional, with double handles (5″ drop) and removable shoulder strap. Fabric lined interior with zip pocket and patch pockets. Available for $698 at Shopbop. Click here to vote for this huge bag.

What a Huge Bag?!

The Mulberry Roxanne Tote is beautiful but it’s not for everyone. At least not for me who is not very tall. This bag is so large with a dimension of 17.5″ W x 16″ H x 6.5″ D! Although it is light in weight but I am still curious about the weight when the bag is full. I hope it won’t hurt anybody’s shoulder even if someone has to carry this shiny tote for a whole day 😉 I love the glossy patent of the bag and I think its sharp color and size can definitely catch people’s attention. The tote comes in blue, red, black and white but red should be the hottest pick color. This vinyl tote has double handles, two big front pockets and a familiar buckle with magnetic snap closure. Fully fabric lined interior has a zip pocket and a patch pocket. This Mulberry bag is avaliable at Bloomingdale’s for $795. Like it?

Update: I tried on this bag today and I don’t think it’s really lightweight. But the blue color is as appealing as the red one. I love them both!

Tory Burch: Spring 2008 collection!

Tory Burch
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Tory Burch
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When I went shopping at Nordstrom yesterday, I was attracted by the oversized Tory Burch contrast T totes. The bright color is essential for this spring. This bag is made with shiny patent leather with contrasting trim. Open top with magnetic snap closure. Interior zip and cell phone pockets and the perforated signature logo detail really attracts people’s attention. I would say this bag looks better on tall people as the size is 17″W x 16 3/4″H x 3 1/2″D. You can buy this bag at Nordstrom store or pre-order it through Nordstrom website for $325.

[images source: Nordstrom]