Holding It All Together – Putting Designer Handbags to the Test

What’s In Your Bag?

You know those essentials that you carry around with you day in and day out? That small cosmetic case filled with nail polish, a nail file and even a clipper. The must-have emergency kit complete with a Tide® stick, BandAids®, and Advil®. Even a wine opener for those special, yet unexpected occasions. Well, we put a couple of our favorite Donald J Pliner designer handbags to the test to see if they could carry all of your everyday essentials.

The Perfect Clutch

We took the TASSI, our favorite clutch in natural embellished kid suede, and put it to the test. A mid-sized wallet, keys and phone fits just fine! There’s adequate room for a little bit of makeup, lipstick and some blush as well. This hand-held bag with an optional strap also has an inside zipper compartment just right for a credit card, some cash, personal items or anything that needs extra safe storage. The TASSI in rustic brocade is a little dressier, so it’s perfect for a night on the town or dinner with friends.

The Everyday Tote:

Staying organized with a large tote is often a challenge. Between all your essentials, plus the extra items your kids or husband or even sometimes friends ask you to throw in there – it’s easy to get everything mixed up quickly. If this sounds like you, then the JOYCE bucket tote bag is your ‘style with a purpose’ solution. Two outside pouches provide quick cell phone access, while inside slip and zip compartments keep your things (and everyone else’s) organized. The JOYCE is available in a number of great materials and colors for spring including summer leopard, black haircalf or distressed metallic cork.

The Essential Satchel:

Need something to carry from 9 to 5 and 5 to 9 that will hold everything? The YOLANDA satchel is the sure-fire solution. This bag can absolutely carry your essentials. We threw in a laptop, along with a notebook, makeup bag and change of shoes (just in case!). Even then, there was room for a light sweater. The best part about the YOLANDA is the optional strap so you can wear it over the shoulder. This purse comes in some of our newest materials like optic snake or summer leopard to get you into the spring spirit.

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