Ask Belle: Red Handbags
Mar 8, 2013
Can you suggest a red handbag that’s under-$250? I see them in a lot of your posts, but I don’t want to mortgage my condo to buy one. Thanks in advance for your response.
Lord knows, I love a red handbag. I’m carrying mine today, in fact. And I think that after black, brown and grey, red is a great color to add to your purse wardrobe because it works with black in the winter and navy in the warmer months.
I gravitated to this Tahari satchel because it has a simple shape but some interesting details and substantial, but not overpowering, hardware. I also like this basic Aldo satchel for under-$100 and this easy red hobo bag for under-$75. I also like this casual flap satchel from IIIBeCa, and this Botkier convertible bag with chain strap.
As for the one I carry, it’s the J.CREW Biennial satchel. It’s a bit heavy, but I still love it.