The Deal: Handbags from Zappos.com
The Lowdown:Sure, the shopping season is just about done, but the season of having to lug around gloves, hats, extra shoes, that big bottle of Germex, has just begun. We think the “shopper” bag moniker is rather limiting — because a nice roomy shopper is just what the doctor ordered for stashing all that extra stuff.
While, like totes, the definition of just what constitutes a shopper is subjective (and frequently seems interchangeable with the aforementioned tote as well as hobo, satchel, and so on) we’d suggest a roomy base, wide opening (for easy access) and sturdy handle. Does the word shopper also call up visions of canvas bags with recycle symbols printed on them? While those are always an option, the evolution of fashion (and retail) has produced a breed of “shopper”-inspired handbags with chic details, metallics, bold color, you name it. Practical+Fashioniable=Love. Score some shopper chic for under about $110 each at Zappos.com (with free shipping!)
Big Buddha Betty Shopper, $78.95
Nine West Quilted Large Shopper, on sale $58.25
The Sak Mimosa Shopper, on sale $110.60