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A new bag for a new year


Spring semester presents the perfect opportunity to replace that damaged purse or handbag with something current and stylish



Spring semester came quickly this year, and ladies, your book bags from last semester are probably tattered and falling apart.

Either the handles are threatening to snap or there are various pen marks and gum wrappers at the bottom that are almost too disgusting to try and clean — it’s time to throw in the towel, or the purse, if you will.

There are new and improved styles to replace that big heavy book bag for this semester and the upcoming fashion season. Sure, popular styles such as totes and cross-bodies are always great picks, but if you are looking to be a bit daring and want an accessory that’s slightly more cutting-edge, try a boxy handbag. Some great designer options can be found at BCBG and in the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection.

The wonderful thing about boxy handbags is that they are very reminiscent of the doctor handbag that was popular last season. They are taking a new shape, but still have a fun and adventurous style.
Usually these bags have various options as far as handles go.

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There is the classic handbag handle or clip on options for cross bodies to make it a bit easier on those arm muscles. If you don’t feel like going for the designer handbag, you can always shop on a cheaper and more college-appropriate budget. You can hunt for a stylish bag at the counters in Barneys New York and Nordstrom, but they are often available at Urban Outfitters and Target as well.

Target is definitely a great go-to place for accessories, especially when you’re working with a smaller budget.

This semester, treat yourself to a new book bag. If you have to lug overpriced school books and papers around every day, you might as well make a fashion statement at the same time.


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