Handbag of the Month

Tohni Bekka picks the month’s top handbag.

September Pick of the Month-3.1 Phillip Lim Tote


3.1 Phillip Lim Tote

Phillip Lim makes some amazing handbags. Known for the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel and the 31 Hour Bag. For the New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Show he debuted a tote bag that I absolutely fell in love with when I laid eyes on it. I think its a perfect bag transitioning from the Winter months right into Spring.


Well since this bag was just in the New York Fashion Week there are no specs or price on it just yet. But if you like it as much as I do, keep your eyes peeled for it when the Spring Collections hit the stores around the January and February months. Don't forget that you can also shop Phillip Lim's collection at select Target stores around the country.

I would love to know your thoughts on this bag and if it's one that you would love to get your hands on when its available.


August Pick of the Month- Cortina Tote by Furla



Furla, an Italian Designed family owned company that's been around since 1927 and known for its style and quality has made a bag that made me say "Oooh!" I like a lot of the bags in their 2013 Fall Collection, and the one that has really caught my eye is the Cortina Tote.


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June Pick of the Month – Valentina by Botkier



Botkier Handbags came during a time that the designer saw a void in the market of over priced handbags that did not embody functionality.

This bag made me say "WOW!" out loud when I first laid eyes on it. The Valentina is a Botkier Handbag, Botkier Handbags came during a time that the designer saw a void in the market of over priced handbags that did not embody functionality. They have been around for 10 years now and continue to make phenomenal handbags that brought them on the scene in the first place. Here is the Animal Valentina Shoulder Bag that goes for $350 at Lord and Taylor. The black and white animal print is a bold yet classic print. This bag can be worn with many different looks and although bold can have a very classic and simple feel because of the neutral black and white tones.


Now if you like the design and shape of the Valentina handbag but aren't crazy about this print you can definitely find this same design and style in many various other colors as well as your basic black handbag and a neutral brown tone. If you like Botkier or have one of your own already we would like to know.




April Pick of the Month- Mackage


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The label Mackage based out of Montreal will be launching their first handbag line this Fall!  This first collection will feature 12 different designs. These 12 great designs will feature the brands signature leather detailing and show many timeless details that will cause all of us handbag lovers to want to swoon in and bring the entire collection home with you. The designers of the brand Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan are sticking to the thing that makes their coats which they are known for coveted by many celebrities, and that is keeping the mixed-media elements part of the design element in their handbags.

mackagefall2013bags2_thumbThe handbags are mostly neutral in color but there is a touch of bold color accents for a little eye candy. The new handbags are definitely signature pieces to add to your collection, they have a touch of exotic skins and metallic details that are just enough to keep them simple. The bags can be used to carry by the handles are as cross bodies. There will be more designs to come than the sneak peak that you will get today, they will arrive on the site July 15th and the bags will range between $225-$600. So mark your calendars to be sure to see which Mackage handbag you're gonna want to get your hands on.