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Anyone who knows me, knows that I am ALL about my bags. I’m the type of girl who needs a bag that is organized and can tote a lot of stuff. Most of the time I’ve got my laptop with me, my kids’ random books, ALL OF my makeup , toys, dog treats and well anything else I can shove in there! Of course the only way on can truly tote that much stuff and FIND IT is if you’ve got a bag that helps to keep you organized. But I don’t EVER want to sacrifice function for fashion- and never want to be that FRUMPY bag lady!
Which is why I was so excited to be invited to Every Day Cori’s Handbag event at The Mills At Jersey Gardens to help me find #ThePerfectBag. Keep reading for all the hottest summer styles and all the handbag hoopla that awaits you!
BASKETS + POMS
Nothing says fun-in-the-sun like handbag and accessories made with wicker and raffia straw. Over the years these types of basket inspired bags continue to evolve with trends. Last year was all about the straw totes and neon poms– which are still hot this year (whew! Who could get enough of those!?).
But summer 2017 is taking the basket-inspo to new levels with wicker, creating a bag-meets-basket style that is cute, chic and trendy!
From Gucci to Michael Kors, totes to cross-body, it is all about the circular hardware. This trend makes a statement and can give your #OOTD a little flare.
Wooden handles are great for a beachy vibe while metal rings give a more polished look for work or a night out.
When temperatures are rising, no one wants to carry around a bulky bag. From crossbody to backpacks, mini bags are popping up all over and are a summer God-send for times you need to carry a few things but also want to be hands free.
With the dozens of different styles available these little bags are perfect for everything from a day at an amusement park to strolling the boardwalk.
GUITAR STRAPS + ADD ON ACCESSORIES
Life is too boring for a boring bag! This season it is all about the details.
While many handbags are designed with a lot of detail (i.e. fringe, metal hardware, etc.), this year we are seeing more and more add on accessories that allow you to customize your bag with tassels, furry poms, charms and even guitar straps.
With blush being the unofficial neutral of the year, romantic florals in contrasty hues, such as navy and magenta, as well as muted pastels go hand in hand. These prints give just a the right amount of “pop” to any neutral outfit.
Now that you are armed with all the hottest styles- get thee to The Mills at Jersey Gardens Annual Bag Sale which features a vast selection of handbags and the latest and greatest in affordable styles and additional savings on handbags that are already up to 70 percent off every day prices.
And while you are there- are the activities that will take place during the four-week celebration:
- Psst! Local friends, they also have a great in-mall social contest that allows you to be entered to win a swoon-worthy handbag by commenting on their favorite style of bag within the post on the Mills at Jersey Gardens Facebook page post about the contest. You can view the post by clicking here
- Handbag Pop Art Display – Shoppers will be treated to a dynamic and interactive 5’-by-10’ pop art handbag display in the Center Court, Upper Level. Soaring high above the display, will be a 12-panel mobile featuring handbags. It will make a great backdrop for photos and The Mills at Jersey Gardens encourages shoppers to take and post photos at the display and of their handbag finds using #ThePerfectBag.