Mar 24, 2011 10:03 AM
Alyssa writes: "I need help! Based on your bios I think Carlota may be just the buttery-soft satchel loving lady to help. I loved this bag you posted, but alas the reviews said it was sort of flimsy and I'm looking for an everyday, beat the crap out of me but still look awesome bag that I can tote my laptop, overnight gear, or anything else that may come up. I love the shape of the bag and that there are two straps. I would love if there were a few pockets (like this one you posted for a similar personal shopper. Here are my main stumbling blocks: I want to use this bag for a while so I'd like to avoid super trendy or cheap accents like bows or charms; I need the bag to be able to handle my monster of a laptop (not big, just heavy) so hefty straps would be awesome; I don't want it to be boring - I LOVE the gray/yellow colors of the Banana Republic bag, and I can get behind most neutrals with accent colors (not as excited about black, super bright colors, or pink). Oh and I'll slip this in at the end as if it isn't a big deal although it is the biggest issue I'm finding: I'd like to keep it at about $100. If you can help me with this, I promise to up my readership from 4 time a day to 5 and I will nominate you for sainthood! -- Alyssa"
Dear Alyssa! Carlota here and I'd love to help you! I'm always up for a challenge. Here are my classic yet fun handbag selections that will fit everything, but your "kitchen sink." XOXO Carlota
1 - Tyler Rodan Odyssey Satchel $79
2 - Fossil Hathaway Tote $92 on sale
3 - Hurley Spectrum Satchel $44
4 - BCBGeneration Dylan Convertible Satchel $78 on sale
5 - Melie Bianco Tara Satchel $93
6 - Halogen Dual Tone Tote $98
7 - Steven by Steve Madden Candy Coated Tote $98
8 - Steve Madden Brynn Satchel $88
9 - Big Buddha Alivia Satchel $90
10 - Vieta Annet Satchel $100
11 - Hilary Radley The Outfield Satchel $95
12 - Co-Lab Mina Satchel $95
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