Reader Mail! I love Reader Mail!Of course in this case Reader=Close friend I've know since the 6th grade, and Mail=Gchat. I am still categorizing her question as Reader Mail:
[Close Friend]: i need purse advice... i want one but i dont know which one(p.s. I was gchatting via crackberry, underneath my desk at work were there is no texting or chatting allowed... shh, so excuse my poor grammar and "u" etc.)
44 minutes1:21 PM me: I'm on it! Whats yr budget/what sort of occasion u need it for1:23 PM [Close Friend]: Less than like 60 just a good everyday blk purse. Must have a pocket for phone on outside tho
And so readers, in the 1st Reader Mail post ever.... The Inexpensive Everyday Black Purse!
My top 5 picks (mostly at $60 as opposed to under, but I do think a purse is something worth a little more of an investment considering it is something, at least in this case, to be used on a daily basis):
At: Steve Madden (+ 15% off orders of $50 or more and Free Shipping with code SHOPIT15 at checkout); Forever 21; Endless (Free 2-day Shipping); Urbn and Urbn.
My favorite is the last hobo from Urban, I also really like the first Steve Madden bag, I had considered it myself in the past. I would also recommend H&M, which you can't shop online, they definitely have cute bags, but not necessarily great quality. Nordstrom Rack would also be a good place to try, and most boutique shoe stores sell handbags at varying price points.
I hope this helps! Everyone should feel free to send me questions, comments, post suggestions etc., I am a pro online-shopper (with an amateur budget), and I'll totally do it for you.
xoxo (gossip girl)