In the Bag

Handbags make their own fashion statement


Photos by Romney Photography

In a clutch -- Travel light but stylish with a lime suede clutch with swirl patterns on it and an orange wrap-around closure strap with a loop and tassel, $47, from Boutique Joli (2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 837-0534).

Orange you glad? -- A roomy, orange leather handbag has covered buttons and white topstitching for a distinctive look, $185, from Elizabeth's (204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-1717; 1525 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 368-9575).

Fashion in Spades -- A lime green slouch bag has a gold metallic pattern printed on the fabric and a croc strap by Kate Spade, $290, from Pied Nu (5521 Magazine St., 899-4118).

Heavy metal -- Take it on the road with a metallic silver mesh drawstring handbag by Fall in Love, $62, from Bellini (474 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-2021).

Girl's best friend -- An olive and pink tote bag has scenes of stylish girls, $45, from BGD Makeup Artistry and Beauty Bar (1800 Hastings Place, 309-9238;

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