A year after its debut, Begeren (Dutch for desire) is back on the scene with its new Spring collection! The new bags are just as distinctive and just as haute as the first season, with tons of brightly colored leathers and unique shapes and styles. I love the fact that the entire collection is affordable enough that you can buy several pieces, unique enough that you won’t see everyone carrying one, and the bags aren’t so trendy that you have to stash them in the back of your closet next year.
Here are my favorites:
The ‘Moorea Tote’ is back, in new colors, and detailed with grommets in place of studs. I love this honey-colored leather – perfect for every season.
This bag, the ‘Belmont Shopper’ is pictured in my favorite color – hot pink, and it’s a great everyday tote. I like to carry a lot of stuff everyday so I could use this to stash my shoes, work papers, water, magazine, book, and so much more. I also like the playful sliders – a throwback to my childhood.
I love the crisscross detailing on the ‘Hillhurst Satchel’, and the ability to convert it from a shoulder bag to a handheld tote. It’s a great day bag and the red leather is very versatile.
How adorable is this? The Wicklow Clear Quartz Coin Purse Necklace serves double duty! No need to match your jewelry with your bag – it’s all in one! It’s the perfect solution to carrying your money without stuffing it into your pockets or wearing a dreadful fanny pack!
I’m happy to announce that Begeren has partnered with What’s Haute to give away one of their fabulous bags! We voted it the best new bag of 2006 and now you can own it – the Moorea Tote (in the ever-popular Shamrock color). It’s no longer for sale but I’ve got one to giveaway, just for you! All you have to do is email me your answers to the following questions:
1. What new colors this season is the ‘Moorea Tote’ available in?
2. What are the names of the four new styles currently pictured on the site’s homepage?
3. In what city are Begeren’s bags made?
Contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered!