Warmer weather is just around the corner! I can’t wait to break out my sunglasses and flip flops. But as the spring/summer season approaches, there is something else I should be thinking about. Yep, that age-old dilemma… do I get a white handbag for the season? This is a tough decision. On the one hand, a white handbag is the epitome of spring and summer style. They are light and airy and they go with just about anything. On the other hand, a white handbag is extremely high maintenance. They get dirty easily, making them something most people think twice about before making such an investment. Hence the abundance of “throw away” white handbags that are inexpensive enough so you don’t feel guilty about throwing it out at the end of the season. Talk about difficult choices! So here is what I am going to do. I am going to propose a compromise. Spend a little more, but make sure that white handbag is made of a stain resistant material. Saffiano leather, for example, is scratch and stain resistant, making it the ideal candidate for a white handbag.
Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote in White – $265
Rebecca Minkoff has only recently starting using saffiano leather for her designs. I must say though, it looks pretty sharp on the classics.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Top Zip Satchel in Optic White – $298
Michael Kors is no stranger to saffiano leather. I love the structured shape of the Selma and rolled double handles.
Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag in White – $445
Durability does not always mean something has to be structured. I love the slouchiness of a classic bucket bag. This one by Elizabeth and James is super cute too. I love the bold zipper detail on the front.