A tip: a red bag helps fight winter blues. True for me, at least. It is so icy and white here is almost opaque. I wear a ladylike, structured bag from Lanzetti. It cheers me a bit, like a delivery of fresh, crimson roses to my doorstep. Well, almost.
I added some punch to my winter white perforated skirt, with a black mock neck tee, and a red bag in textured hair calf, vegan, I think, with python trim bought years ago on eBay.
I also wore a lot of bling; rings in many colors, to keep some of the left over New Year’s sparkle directly in sight.
I wanted to provide some “shop-small” ideas of where to find a red bag. I started at Shoptiques for this, as it is a great source for many small boutiques. I love supporting small business, and I also like having something that is not something everyone will be wearing.
So Below, I will start with bags one and two , both via Shoptiques .
Below, choices 3 and 4 . Both are unique and distinctive. Both are fire engine red! Vroom!
Choices 5 and 6 are also favorites of mine. The red bag from Cartier is a relative bargain from Tradesy, and is an enduring classic. Doctor bags are also a long time love, and this one, the Monalisa, is well made and distinctive.
Below, two luxe bags that I had to include. One is a newer model by Hermés called the Halzan mini bag, -7- it has a unique equestrian flair that is the trademark of Hermês. Swoon worthy , right? The second is a favorite, somewhat-under-the-radar bag for luxe lovers; the Mark Cross Grace bag, -8- .
You have seen me wear this in black here and here. I was lucky to buy it second-hand years ago, in pristine condition.
So how are you enduring the cold, or the heat wave? It seems that most are dealing with one extreme or the other.
Would you carry a red bag, or do you stay with the more classic colors of black and brown. Which of these bags speak to you?
I hope this week is a wonderful one for you!
I love a pop of red in my purse!! And do you know I didn’t realize that Shoptiques was a source for small boutiques?? How fabulous!!
We should all embrace supporting small businesses. Myself included!
Oh yes red bags are great. I really love my red bag:)
I wish you a wonderful happy new year Elle ❤️
I understand your love of red bags for a little pick-me-up. You put it so well – like roses to your doorstep. I think I’d go for the fringed bag but thankfully I have avoided that addiction so far. My toolbox hand bag and lunchbox bag suffice for the moment. I am afraid I’ll succumb one of these days!
I love nr.5 and 8! I don t have a red bag, I don t have many red at all. Have a great week!
This red bag is so pretty! I love your picks too!
This winter is brutal but adding color to an outfit with accessories helps make the look pop.
Wonderful accessorizing, Elle – and that #2 purse is calling to me! Thanks for linking up, xox
Love a bold red bag. It adds some spice to any outfit and yours is stunning. I love that classic shape. I have a 1950’s vintage one that I’ve kept for myself. Although I don’t often use it I love knowing that it is there for me should I want to.
I love a red bag, and I definitely need something to fight the winter blues at the moment!
Love all your picks, too, Elle!
I hope you have a happy, healthy and blessed 2018
Your bag is so fabulous! I love the shape, a classic lady like shape with an edge 🙂 i love a red bag and would love to add one to my collection. I have a red clutch. #3 and 5 are my favorites, classic looking! Wishing you too a Healthy and Blessed New Year my friend!
Loved numbers 3, 6 and 7, dear Elle! And your bag as well! Loved the rings and the white perforated skirt! You always look so beautiful and fashionable! I agree with you – the “uglier” the weather, the more we can wear bold colors! I remember once reading a blogger who wrote “now that spring started, I can wear other colors rather than brown and black”. I commented that I respected her opinion, but she could always wear other colors in the winter, too. She was offended and I was then “persona non grata” 🙂 Well done, I love your… Read more »
I cannot, and my wildest imagination, think of you as a Persona non-Grata .
Thanks beautiful friend, have a fabulous week !
Love the red bags! Yours is really pretty. Gemma x
pop of colour is always welcome! that bag is gorgous xx
I’m with you, Elle! A good pop of red always makes me feel more happy and sassy. Love your bag
Have a wonderful week!
Carly at A Modern Mom Blog
Oh this is so gorgeous, I so need to fight the winter blues as we are smack dab in the middle of them ugh.
Allie of ALLIENYC
I love how adding a pop of colour can really transform an outfit and make a statement. Red is the new black as they say! I particularly love number three!
Love red bags, yours is fantastic, and your picks are wonderful, each with its distinct character! The comparison with roses is the most romantic and poetic… Lots of love!
Loved your selection os red bags. I only have one red bag, definitely should add a few more.
Nina’s Style Blog
I carried a red bag for about a year, then had to switch to a crossbody style due to shoulder issues. I still have the red one, but I never use it. I’m an anomaly among women: I don’t get the whole bag thing. I carry the same purse every day, and I rarely do a bag as part of an outfit.
You look incredible,Elle! Your red bag is to die for! I love this look on you.
Much love, Len
oooooh the first bag is so gorgeous – definitely enough to cure any winter blues
Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings
A cute bag is a cure all! So fun.
Straight A Style
Beautiful selection. I’m loving anything red right now!!!
Wonderfull post – I love red bags, I have 3 of them, big and smale. Nó. 3 and no. 7 are my Favorit. XO Martina from Munich – Germany
Dear beautiful Elle, for sure I would carry a red bag! I think a red bag is surprisingly versatile and I wear my red bag to many looks – not only classic looks. Your red bag is a dream and hopefully finally your mood would really cheer up.
I love to add colours to my winter outfits and this red bag is gorgeous. I don’t own a red bag, I need to find a nice one asap!! xx
I love this idea ! I always have purchased black.