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Bag Lady: Knock it Off

Everywhere I turn, I’m reminded of the financial crisis our economy is in. My dearest friends have been laid-off, their savings depleting by the second and things are not looking up just yet. Last week, two of my colleagues were “let go”, due to the loss of a major account. If this wasn’t a wake-up call I don’t know what was. I made a pact with myself; no more frivolous ...

Bag Lady: Chloé Baggage Claim

Last night I went on my second date with Michael. We went to the movies and saw one of those cliché romantic comedies, followed by drinks at the Gansevoort. Things were going smoothly. Despite the fact, we had a slight communication problem. He didn’t understand why I refused to let him hold my bag while I went to the ladies room (it almost got ugly). It was a nice gesture but, I couldn’t ...

Bag lady: Secret Society

I had to leave work early. Of course, I told my supervisor I had a doctor’s appointment. I lied. It was the last Monday of the year and for those who don’t know what that means, I truly feel sorry for you. I am honored to be a member of an exclusive insiders club. We only meet once a year at top secret locations. The last email I received stated to be there on time and alone due to an alleged ...
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Bag Lady: Thank Full

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite time of the year. I have so much to be thankful for: good friends, a loving family, decent career and the best handbag collection this side of the NYC. Although, I feel like something else should be occupying my arm, like a good looking man with a Black card. Most of my friends and family got up early to participate in the madness they call Black Friday. I don’t ...

Bag Lady: Blazing Satchels

Lately, I have been working past Barney’s shopping hours. By the time I get home, I realize that I should have stayed at work longer. I need to start taking my work home with me, but that would require me to bring a bag that would fit everything: work stuff, my wallet, books, makeup bag, and miscellaneous things. I need a satchel. My dearest friends would say that I would make any excuse to ...

Bag Lady: Chain Reaction

They say once you go chain you never go back. Ok. Maybe I said it but, it’s true. I can remember my first chain bag, the Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam bag. Marc and I were inseparable for at least 2 months, until I saw my next door neighbor commit the ultimate sin; buying a knock off version on 5th Avenue. When I got my Lanvin Python Happy Partage last year, I knew this was it. Next thing you know, ...

Bag Lady: Flying Coach

I hate business trips. I hate the people who occupy business-class flights; self-righteous, stuffy and obnoxious. How we look down at passengers as they walk down the aisle of shame. Yes, I can admit it. The handbag snob that I am might look down for other reasons though. On my recent flight, I quickly did a bag scan: Nine West, Liz Claiborne, Guess, and Fossil. Awful! But just when I was about throw ...
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Bag Lady: Clutch and release

Dinner and drinks with the girls last night, it was time to let my bag down (literally). I finally had a reason to whip out one of my many clutches. Hobo after satchel, tote after flap. I needed a time-out on my everyday gear. Please, don’t get me wrong, I love all my bags and I would never take them for granted, but clutches need love too. I threw on my favorite skinny jeans, white tank with ...

Bag Lady: The cubicle trip

Like clockwork, I squinted at the bottom right hand of my computer screen. It was 11:15 a.m. and I definitely need a break. Most people take cigarette or coffee breaks, but I take virtual shopping trips to all my favorite sites. Besides, my breaks are cheaper. If I were to do the math on how much each co-worker spends a week on their bad habits, I would be able to replace my beat up Longchamp Le’ ...

Bag Lady: More baggage than I can handle

Check out our new ‘Bag Lady’ column by Sally Awosika. More on Sally’s bag obsession to come soon! My feet hurt. I have been walking around all day for my next fix. I never thought it would get to this point. I almost bought the infamous Louis Vuitton Speedy 35! Clearly, I wasn’t thinking because I haven’t had a good meal in months. I opened my Rebecca Minkoff hobo and ...
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