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BAGS The Spring/Summer Hits of 2012

May 2, 2012

If there is one piece of fashion I vicariously live through women for it’s BAGS… and I’m not talking about the early morning ones underneath your eyes!

But on Thursday May 3rd at 8:12 am I’ll be serving hound dog and 2012 fashion as I share my top pics of the season live on Breakfast Television.

I have tipped my hat to my favorite bag designer of the season, Kate Spade, but I wanted to see what else was on the market to help get you ladies on trend for Spring/Summer.

Here’s a sneak-peak of the hottest items available in stores now!

The Seagrass Clutch from H&M.

This is the stuff beach mats in Hawaii are made out of. The material is very durable and when left in the sun, doesn’t overheat like leather.

The bag is finished with polished hardware and comes edged in two color options.

For $19.95 it’s a great piece to have in your wardrobe; Style it with your favorite shorty shorts, a basic tank-top and some trendy sunglasses.

If you’re looking to up your game with some quality coloured leather;

Roots can’t be beat.

If clouds were made of leather, this is what they would feel like.

I love the folded clutch on the left, $178.00, it has a great outter zipper on the reverse and a bright orange inner lining that spices things up!

Now if leather is not your thing, Jack and Elliot just opened and are selling a luxurious line of ‘vegan’ bags made by Nella Bella

Made in Canada, these bags have the look and feel of a high quality leather and come in a variety of colors and styles. Well constructed and at $125, a fraction of the cost in comparison to hide.

My next choice for bags are not only the perfect choice for spring/summer but the classic black is the #1 sought after bag by all my ‘girl-friends’.

Marc by Marc Jacobs


Marc hits a home run with these 3 designs, and each season tends to release a fresh color. The bags, which run $335-$448, will no doubt become your favourite!

Fashionable and functional, most of them come with a longer strap so you can wear it side-saddle. Available at Holt Renfrew

Speaking of saddle, this is ‘Stampede’ town, and as such you need a simple bag that means business.

The Canbridge Satchel from Aritzia

This bag has envelope top and can easily store a set of foldable flats for when the cowboy boots become unbearable.

This bag also comes in outrageous neon for those who are a little more daring.

At $178.00 it makes an affordable addition to your Yee Haw collection.

Now it’s not always about chuck wagons and hay bales, some parties call for something a little more sophisticated.

Last season I fell in love with Chanel’s tweed collection and now I have found an affordable version over at Le Chateau.

For $59.75 you’ll feel thrifty and fancy all at the same time!

Now if you recently won the lottery and you’re looking for the hottest ‘IT’ bag, then you’ll be happy to know that Mulberry is now at Holt Renfrew.

This bag  is a must for anyone who wants to stay ahead of the Canadian trend. It’s classic and will be in your collection for the long run! Premium materials and construction, it’s all the rage in Europe. If you break down the $1055.00 cost over the usage you’ll get out of it… it’s a steal!

Last but not least, the ultimate bag that will get through Spring/Summer and won’t break the bank;

The Cole Hann Beach Tote from Browns

Bright colors in an easy to care for canvas, It’s ‘stuff and go’ for $98.00.

I want these in every color!

So get shopping ladies, I need somebody to live through!

Mr. Fab ring/Summer 2012


Looking forward to reading your comments!