Or should the question be, “What’s in the rest of the bag?” Because when the strap is all you notice, it might seem like the strap is all that matters. Not quite, although a strap can make – or break – a bag. Success lies in the perfect balance. When your bag’s strap is striking, its body needs to be neutral and measured, not too much of anything, so the spotlight remains where it should. Then again, it can’t be too much of nothing, either. I’m not interested in boring bags! Here, straps with the right stuff and bags to match...
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For those of you who didn’t think such a list is possible, think again. As for most of you who know a substantial list of under-$100 bags is feasible but are savvy enough to remember that no one said anything about those bags being chic, cute, covetable, or remotely expensive-looking, well, here’s one to change your mind! We’ve scoured all the stores to find a tightly edited group of 10 bags that are all that and more. Long live the frugal Snobs in all of us!
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On stage, Katy Perry’s style is candy-coated and over-the-top (And I mean that in a good way; these are costumes, after all!), but in real life, she finds the perfect balance of sophistication and fun. She often dons the work of relatively-unknown designers like Ulyana Sergeenko, who artfully constructed the pop star’s pleated, tiered skirt bubbling in an array of colorful polka dots...
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