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    Question Small, neutral handbag for warm-weather destinations?

    What do you take/ carry for trips to beaches/ resorts/ tropical locations? I like the looks of raffia bags, but they're not very practical. Would like something cream or tan-colored... all I have right now is a big, black leather bag, which looks very out of place out to dinner or on the beach!

    Any ideas where to look?

    Thanks so much!

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    jgenie is online now Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack would be my first spots to look.
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    Kate Spadeís Chester Street dessi bag is 59 today. Thereís a lovely light colored one. Iím quite tempted.

    Also check out lo and sons. The Pearl is amazing. Iím not sure if itís still on sale, but several light colors. Thereís also a slightly smaller one too.


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    Kate Spade’s Chester Street dessi bag is 59 today.
    This bag is sort of a knock off and it's $16. I have it and lovelovelove it for travel as it's light and packs flat, although have started carrying at home too as it happens to fit my stuff perfectly. It comes in fifteen colors - lots of choices for either neutral or bright for the beach. I'd be tempted with the white/taupe for really neutral.

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    jgenie is online now Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Quote Originally Posted by erosenst View Post
    This bag is sort of a knock off and it's $16. I have it and lovelovelove it for travel as it's light and packs flat, although have started carrying at home too as it happens to fit my stuff perfectly. It comes in fifteen colors - lots of choices for either neutral or bright for the beach. I'd be tempted with the white/taupe for really neutral.
    Great find!!
    for Carmen

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    Last spring we took 2 trips that required us to travel carry-on. I tried this purse because it packed down very small but looked good in use and was a great size. I really only intended for it to be a travel purse but I’m still using it 8 months later. It has been really durable and handy. It also comes in a ton of colors. It’s not cheap but it’s great quality. https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/longc...lts&color=blue
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    Not sure how small is too small, but I love this bag. It's a clutch, wristlet and crossbody bag. So many colors available! Just enough room for phone, lipstick, cash and cards (lots of slots!).


    Joy Susan Mini Crossbody Wristlet Clutch
    https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Susan-Cro...8-5&th=1&psc=1
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    Not sure of your price point and required size but I LOVE my MZ Wallace Micro (and Small) Sutton. You can find them on the resale market for a more reasonable price. If you have an ".edu" email, you also qualify for their education sale pricing, which is 30% off some discontinued colors: https://www.mzwallace.com/shop/edu-special. Their Crosby line is also nice and nice light with a more "dinner" feel if that is a concern.
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