It doesn’t take a $7,000 birkin to look fabulous. We love these inexpensive yet super hip bags from lesser known designers at Anthropologie, a store with a knack for discovering young designers and launching huge careers. Tracy Reese and Anna Sui both credit Anthropologie for their current mainstream poplularity. So for all of you thrifty bag snobs who have been asking us for lower priced goodies, here are our faves for the summer:
It’s all about getting out of the city for weekend getaways to the Hamptons, the Cape, or South Beach. No matter where you end up this weekend, make sure you bring one of these carryalls. With the money you save you can splurge on a room at the Setai (The Bag Snob’s favorite getaway!).
South Sea Handbag by Ananas
This is a very cute and well constructed bag by designer Ananas with a useful hidden outer pocket to stash your keys and cell (don’t you hate digging around in your bag while that phone rings?). The swirly stripes give it a cool ’70s vibe, this is a bag that Charlie’s Angels would have carried! I love the buttery pearlescent leather, it’s a softer alternative to the stark white bags we’ve been seeing all season. $378 at Anthropologie.