Wanted: New Handbag & Your Vote

September 29, 2009

Perhaps you’ll recall my spring handbag dilemma where I wanted but couldn’t choose a yellow handbag.  I eventually found a Nine West croc bag on sale for $45 dollars at a local store, and I’ve carried this bag since March.  It’s the perfect size.  Big enough to stash my wallet, Nikon camera, and the essential sippy cups and kid snacks.  Bonus:  it has a zebra print satin interior.  By now, there’s all sorts of coins, crumbs and ancient receipts crushed in the bottom of my sassy zebra print.  Sad, but true – that’s mommyhood for you.  But now the yellow is played, and it’s time for a new fall bag.   

Sneaky Mr. CG snapped this one a few weeks ago in Napa while we were waiting for lunch at Bouchon.  Nice indifferent expression.  Thanks hun.  It’s also a rare photo of me semi-dolled up.  But more importantly, it’s the only shot I have of the bag. 

yellow handbag I heart you yellow handbag, but it’s time to retire. 

Now that the seasons are changing, and I’m on the hunt for a fall and winter bag.  I’m a pretty practical gal when it comes to my daily tote.  In my pre-offspring days, I would rotate my daily bags.  Ha.  That’s funny to me now.  There’s just no time for that these days.

I prefer a stylish choice that I can carry all season long.  Preferably a hobo.  And I’m hyper focused on metallics right now.  So I’m calling on all of you friends to give put in your shiny coppery two cents. 

Get it?  Metallics?  Coppery two cents? 

Never mind. 


  1. Any of the bags over $100 dollars are just eye candy. 
  2. Indulge me.  Pretend you like metallics just as much as I do. 
  3. Help me narrow down the reasonable choices. 

Here they are ranked in order from outrageously delicious luxurious choices to the more reasonable in price. 

Christian Louboutin Marianna metallic hobo, $1,795

christian louboutin marianna metallic hobo

YSL Roady metallic tote, $1,495

ysl roady metallic tote

Jimmy Choo metallic hobo, $1,095

jimmy choo metallic leather hobo

Michael Kors Zuma satchel, $995

michael kors zuma lambskin satchel

Treesje Raine Haze hobo, $595

treesje raine haze lambskin hobo 


Rebecca Minkoff metallic ‘Nikki’ hobo, $416

rebecca minkoff metallic nikki hobo

Kenneth Cole New York Pay Roll hobo, $328

kenneth cole ny hobo pay roll

B. Makowsky ‘Havana’ hobo, $298

b makowsky havana hobo


Coach ‘Penelope’ shopper, $275

coach penelope shopper

Calvin Klein glimmer hobo, $252

calvin klein glimmer hobo

Fossil ‘Marissa’ hobo, $102

fossil marissa patchwork

Jessica Simpson pearl hobo, $78

jessica simpson pearl hobo 78

Guess Luxe embossed croc hobo, $73

guess croco embossed medium hobo

Simply Vera by Vera Wang ruched hobo, $49

simply vera ruched hobo 


Roxy pewter handbag, $42

roxy handbag zappos 42

Roxy pale silver handbag,$42

roxy silver bag 42 


Spiegel metallic hobo, $39

spiegel metallic tote

Daisy Fuentes crocodile hobo, $38

daisy fuentes crocodile hobo kohls



Mossimo bronze hobo, $20

mossimo bronze hobo


Two questions: 

  1. If money grew on trees, which designer bag would you choose ? 
  2. Since #1 ain’t happening, which practical choice do you vote for ? 

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