When is comes to a casual everyday style, I love the look of a simple leather handbag. My favorites right now are those satchel-messenger styles that you see with big name designers. Some visual references for what I’m talking about would be Mulberry’s Alexa Bag and Proenza Schouler’s PS1 Satchel. They have this modern vintage feeling about them and they look great paired with jeans and a t-shirt. They are, in their own way, very iconic pieces. But in this mini quest of sorts, I have discovered that getting this great look doesn’t necessarily need to come in the form of a designer bag. Don’t get me wrong, I love the two handbags I mentioned above. However, they are rather expensive and my interest in this look may not survive the investment. I think that is why I am finding myself drawn to this look-for-less pictured here. Meet the Fossil Vintage Reissue II Messenger Bag!
People may be puzzled as to why I decided to write about Fossil, but I felt the company deserved the praise. No, they might not be considered one of our designer brands but every now and then they have a really cute bag like the “Key-Per” Frame Clutch.
I fell in love with the “Key-Per” Frame Clutch because it reminded me of something you would find in a vintage store. It’s definitely not your modern looking bag and has a little bit of a 70′s touch to it.
This is actually a clutch I would wear anytime of the day especially if I was wearing something colorful. I love how so many colors are incorporated into it. I always believe that an accessory is worth the purchase if you are able to use it quite a few times. With some many colors being featured on this clutch, you have the ability to wear it with so many different outfits. With Spring right around the corner, our most colorful season of all, you already know this clutch would be used over 10 times!
September 14, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
The Fossil Collegiate Handbag Collection
Uh oh, football season is upon us again! All those football fans flooding into the malls to shop while they wait for the game to start. And then once the game starts, all of those people asking you what the score is when you have absolutely no clue. I’m sure I’m not alone here on this. But I also understand that there is another point of view when it comes to football. So all you football fans out there, this blog post is for you!
Introducing the Fossil Collegiate Collection. These are handbags and accessories that allow you to show your team spirit without having to wear a football jersey. The collection offers a wide variety of styles in both leather and canvas. There are styles you can use while traveling to away games and styles you can use everyday. Now if I were a football fan, I would have to pick the Varsity Spirit Clutch Wallet (pictured below on the far right). It is nice and clean-looking, perfect for everyday use. And even if you’re not a hardcore football fan yourself, these handbags and accessories seem like they would offer a few great gift ideas for a loved one who is.
The Fossil Collegiate Collection is available for the following teams: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana State, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M.
(Please note that I randomly chose Texas A&M to be pictured, so don’t be mad at me if you don’t like their team. I don’t know anything about them. LOL!)
Pictured is the Letterman Duffle Bag ($138), Victory Hobo Bag ($118), Letterman Cosmetic Bag ($24), Letterman Key/Coin Purse ($22), Letterman Clutch ($40), and Varsity Spirit Clutch ($34). Also available are the Letterman Travel Bag, Letterman Messenger, and Victory Belt.
September 25, 2007
Fossil Perry East-West Messenger Man Bag
Looking for a quality leather messenger bag without the big price tag of the major fashion houses? The Perry East/West Messenger Bag from Fossil lets you get a quality leather bag that will take the wear and tear of everyday use at an affordable price of $158 via Fossil with free shipping.
This bag comes in two smooth bomber leather color options, brown and black, and features an adjustable strap, double buckle flap closure, back zip pocket, and interior organizer compartment. With only one size option, 15″L x 11″H x 5″W, this bag should be the perfect size for everyday use.
View the Fossil Perry East-West Messenger Bag