I’ve always been the kind of girl to carry a huge, throw everything you could ever possibly need in it, handbag. I like to be prepared. But recently I’ve traded in my hobos for easy, around the shoulder-type, small satchels, and I couldn’t be happier. I feel lighter to say the least and realize that there is no occasion that merits my need to carry everything. My favorite is this tan, handmade, bucket satchel that I found in a tiny boutique shop in the old city of Jaffa in Israel.

But here are some other great ones that I love (all can be purchased at bloomingdales.com)…

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