Spring Preview: The Green Handbag

Monday, January 09, 2012 • Permalink • 

Prada - Spring 2012 RTW
In case the color scheme of this blog didn't tip you off, green is my favorite color. And not just any green. I love those shades of green that remind me of growing things -- grass, trees, meadows, rice fields in summer. And one of my new pre-Spring obsessions is finding the perfect green handbag, in one of those growing-things colors. Neon need not apply.

I've browsed some of my favorite handbag haunts to dig up five green handbags that are stylish, roomy and high-quality. They each also represent an amazing shade of natural green. Now, the only question is which one to get.

A cross-body is always a handy shape for Spring. It's light and easy to carry while walking around on a sunny spring day. I particularly like the classic turnlock style of this J.Crew find.

J.Crew Tillary Purse in Collegiate Green

→ Buy the J.Crew Tillary Purse in Collegiate Green, $148.00, at jcrew.com.


Every shopping "maybe" list deserves one super luxe pick, for dreaming or saving up. This Chloe bag is timeless and rich, with a simple silhouette that won't compete with your Spring florals.

Chloe Madeleine Leather Duffle Bag in Forest Green

→ Buy the Chloe Madeleine Leather Duffle Bag in Forest Green, $2,130.00, at net-a-porter.com; shipping is free.


This Kate Spade bag is brighter, more affordable take on the Chloe bag silhouette above. The textured leather makes this bag feel a bit more rugged, while maintaining sophistication.

Kate Spade Mansfield Liv Satchel in Fern

→ Buy the Kate Spade Mansfield Liv Satchel in Fern, $425.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


The Mid-City Tote has proven over the years to be a super versatile shape thanks to the fold-over ability and multi-strap possibilities.

Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote in Kiwi

→ Buy the Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote in Kiwi, $395.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.


If a shoulder bag that fits snugly under your arm is preferable to the totes and satchels above, then look no further than this tidy Prada number updated in stunning green.

Prada Vitello Daino Small Hobo in Green

→ Buy the Prada Vitello Daino Small Hobo in Green, $1,100.00, at saks.com.