Purse Matchmaker: Find the Best Bag for Your Personality
By Michele Meyer
Purse matchmaker: Find the best bag for your personality. You never outgrow them. They never pinch your feet. No wonder most women love to “bag” a new purse each season. No matter what your style or needs, there’s a purse that’s just right for you. Better yet, for every pricey “It” bag, there’s an affordable knockoff near you at fast-fashion fixtures like H&M, Zara, Forever 21 and Uniqlo. Check your “purse”-onality below to find your perfect fit!
Personality: Fun and Easygoing
Your bag: Pouch
This relaxed version of a strapless silhouette has become 2014’s most coveted bag. The relaxed frame suits this year’s upscale sweatshirts, track pants and sneakers. Gotta have it? Lanvin’s gold and blue “paper bags” are spring’s must-haves, while Dries Van Noten’s kaleidoscope-patched soft envelope pouches will make fad followers drool come fall.
Personality: Flexible and Ready for Anything
Your bag: Tote
Call this the SUV of carry-alls. Totes are practical, roomy and perfect for moms and travelers — especially if they have outer pockets or inner compartments, which save you from digging around in search of your keys. This year’s totes include fun furry styles from Marc Jacobs and Fendi — but if you opt for that look, be sure to streamline the rest of your outfit or you may be mistaken for a Muppet.
Personality: Unpretentious and Earthy
Your bag: Hobo