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Ask Belle: Blush Handbags Bring Color Softly

Hi Belle!

My tax refund arrived today and I want to treat myself to a little splurge.  Can you help me find a blush or pale pink purse?  I don’t know if I want a tote or a satchel so maybe you can give me a few options?  I want to spend less than $200.

Thank you, W

Blush is so hot right now.  (Say it in a Valley Girl voice; it makes it more fun.)  It’s a versatile choice because it adds color in a subtle way.  Below, I’ve pulled together a selection of bags in your price range and some more affordable suggestions.


Sole Society Large Vegan Weekender ($89)

Want an inexpensive, smaller version?  This Forever21 woven, dome satchel is very similar.


Steve Madden Blagoon Tote ($88)

I like the tassels.  They make the bag a little more fun.


H&M Handbag with Shoulder Strap ($39)


Rebecca Minkoff Mini-MAC ($195)

I own this bag in another color.  It’s a great weekend bag that’s neither too big, nor too small.


Banana Republic Larkin Tote ($168)

Looking for a similar bag for less?  This Street Level tote is a great choice and also comes with a little wristlet.



  1. Emily says:

    Hey Belle, here’s a lovely use of blush in action from the news today!

    Samantha Elauf was the young woman who was originally denied a job at Abercrombie because of their concerns her headscarf would violate their “look” policy. Her case was in the Supreme Court today. It sounds like it went well for her.

    What *does* one wear for this occasion? Pretty tricky question, actually.–finance.html

    And of course, Elauf is now in fashion merchandising, seven years later, and has this blog…

    (Would love to get your take, Belle. So rarely do DC and fashion overlap this directly.)

    February 25, 2015/Reply
  2. Niki says:

    I need to start skipping the purse posts – I bought two off the Target link the other day and the Forever 21 purse is singing to me!!

    February 26, 2015/Reply