Brown Bag It:

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The Lowdown: Lately, we’ve seen a sharp rise in the profile of the big brown handbag and we gotta say, we’re looking at brown in a whole new way. While there was a time that we would have dubbed a brown bag with black a total fashion non, there’s something about the way celebs like Ciara are putting the two together that makes us feel, well, inspired. Or maybe it’s just the fact that we’re soooo sick of our basic black bag, and every other color has had its run through the trend cycle — so it was only a matter of time. Still don’t like brown with black? That’s cool … pair your brown bag with just about anything else, including khaki, cream, navy, gray, and just about every garment hue in your closet. And don’t think your shoes and/or belt have to be the same brown, or even brown at all — we totally dig a brown bag with animal print and/or gold for a chic ensemble.

This is just us, but when it comes to brown bags, the bigger the better (if we’re gonna make a statement, let’s go ahead and make a statement — plus, we have lots of stuff to carry) — so we’ve picked some big brown bags from — where else? — our friends at


Our Picks:

Brown Bag

1. Chinese Laundry Addison Hobo, $55.55
2. Magid 8221 Anna Tote, $72
3. Magid 8222 Ann Satchel, $74

Brown Bag

4. Magid Ellen Shiny Croc Embossed Tote, $62
5. Steve Madden BKnot Convertible Tote, $88.95
6. Nine West Emily Croc Print Cross Body, $59

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