Purse Envy

A River Oaks Painting Party Transforms Luxury Bags Into Works of Art

The Vintage Contessa teamed up with Houston artist Hanh Tran for a custom handbag collaboration.

04/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Amazon, Shmamazon

Houston's 100 Best Shops

From dresses to denim, pillows to purses, boots to bracelets and beyond, the best of the best in the Bayou City.

04/24/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Shining, Shimmering, Splendid

Your Favorite Disney Characters Are Now Highly Stylish Handbags

Danielle Nicole's collaboration with Disney is the latest (and most fashionable) way to proclaim your love for the timeless franchise.

02/13/2018 By Alexis Vargas

Fashion For Good

With Every Handbag, This Houston Designer Hopes to Send a Girl to School

Nigerian girls are far less likely to access education than their male counterparts, a fact Tomide Awe wants to upend—one accessory at a time.

01/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fashion

This Student-Designer's Handbags Have a Special Meaning

For Houston's Kisa Williams, the circular clutch is more than just an accessory.

11/29/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Trend Piece

The 5 Handbags Every Woman Needs

In honor of National Handbag Day, which should honestly be every day.

10/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style Guide

Carry On: Three Handbag Trends to Love for Spring

It’s time to swap out those heavy winter handbags for an option that's on-trend for spring.

04/24/2017 By Beth Levine

Bag It Up

The Traveling Black Purse: 5 More Ways to Raise Your Handbag Game

Let your accessories take center stage by styling a simple handbag.

01/15/2016 By Beth Muecke

Houston Design

Jonathan Blake Switches Gears and Takes the Road of Accessories

Known for his evening wear, this designer now wants everyone toting his handbags.

12/18/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bag It Up

The Traveling Black Purse: 5 Ways to Raise Your Handbag Game

Why should your little black dress have all the fun? Let your accessories take center stage by styling a simple handbag.

12/09/2015 By Beth Muecke

Q&A

From Houston to Italy: Patricia Nash's Design Journey

After two decades designing bags behind the scenes, former Houstonian Patricia Nash is building her own accessories empire.

10/21/2015 By Sara Samora

Trend Piece

20 Hot Fall Handbags Under $200

There's never been a better time to be a bag lady.

09/25/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Want/Need/Love

The Ultimate Travel Purse

Houston-based Baliloca has designed a handbag that frees your hands and keeps you safe.

07/27/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Want/Need/Love

New In Town: Mansur Gavriel Handbags

The newest beautiful bucket bags to hit Houston are at Tootsies.

07/23/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

Dream Weaver: Rattan Makes a Comeback

The wicker excesses of the ‘80s are far enough behind us for stylish, eco-friendly rattan to make its triumphant return.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Slideshow

Eight Amazing Locally-Designed Handbags

Further proof, if any was needed, that H-Town handbag designers know their way around a nice piece of leather.

05/03/2015

Clutch City

Slideshow: Eight Amazing Locally Designed Handbags

Further proof, if any was needed, that H-Town handbag designers know their way around a nice piece of leather.

05/03/2015 Photography by Audra Oden By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Escape to Marfa with Elaine Turner's Resort Collection

Think matte gold, woven texture, and plenty of python.

02/17/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style and the City

Where to Wear: The Oversized Leather Tote

Anywhere you need to carry more than a conversation, from an edgy art opening to Flock's Beastly Brunch.

02/06/2015 By Niki Fanara

Slideshow

Grab That Bag

In 2015 put your money somewhere smart, like one of these ladylike satchels.

12/31/2014