[Every girl needs a good purse (or 12). Whether you’re going for groceries or running from class to class, they are simply essential for holding all your, uh, essentials. Each week, I’m going to show you a fashionable, yet functional purse for the college crowd and let you know why you absolutely need it! I apologize ahead of time to your bank account.]
Now that the summer heat is here to stay, my time has been filled with days shopping or walking around town and nights on bar patios or at backyard BBQs. I’m realizing that my heavy, leather purses aren’t quite as suited to the summer weather as I previously thought, and I’ve been on the search for a summery, mid-size purse that I can take from day to night. And I think I’ve found a great option in the Rachel Bag from The Extras.
This faux-leather purse comes in a summery shade of yellow, but has enough undertones and brown detailing to also carry you into fall. There are 2 methods of carrying: a shorter top handle and a longer, adjustable strap so you can wear it crossbody. It’s also a good size at 14′ L x 10′ H x 5.5′ D; smaller for a day bag, but generous for an evening clutch.
The shape is unique and more envelope-like as opposed to a satchel, which allows you to take it out on the town without adding bulk. On the underside of the flap, there are two exterior pockets for easy-to-access items like lip gloss and two interior slip pockets for you electronics and more valuable trinkets. It also closes secure with a turn-clasp, so you won’t have to worry about any of your belongings getting snatched or taking a tumble out.
The Rachel Bag is sure to make a splash whether you’re out noshing with your bf or dancing the night away with your closest gals. It’s a versatile statement piece, which is extremely hard to find.
Products from The Extras seem to be exclusively sold through Karmaloop.com, a great etailer. There are always codes to use for 15%-20% off or free shipping, etc, FYI!