Get a Designer Purse on a Budget with Simply Vera

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There are few things in life that I love more than purses….aside from my family I can’t think of much.  I love being able to switch purses, have the perfect purse for each outfit, and really explore the world of purses that are available for me.  The saddest thing for me is that since I am a full time stay at home mom of four I often do not get to purchase the designer purses that I want.  I just can not afford to spend hundreds of dollars on one purse which often makes me so sad.  Every once in a while I will make the splurge but then I am always mad at myself for not carrying it more often.

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Well with Vera Wang’s Simply Vera Collection for Kohls I do not have to feel guilty purchasing a designer purse and I do not have to carry it all of the time because I am able to find it for a great price.  So I thought that I would share my tips for choosing a “designer” handbag while shopping on a budget.

Tips to Find a Great Designer Handbag on a Budget

Look at Designer Labels for Department Stores

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One of the things that I love most about shopping at Kohls is that they offer you a wide selection of designer brands that create more affordable labels.  My favorite of these is the Simply Vera Collection from famed designer Vera Wang.  I love the handbags that she offers from this collection as they are everything that you want from a handbag and more.  The Sidekick Satchel is on trend with this season’s hottest looks, comes in the season’s most popular colors and costs just $69 regular price (currently on sale for $39.99).  Yes a hot handbag that is not going to break the bank is what every woman wants!

Choose Neutral Colors

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I know in the past one of my weaknesses with handbags has been purchasing handbags that are a trendy color.  This does not really work for you when you are trying to save money for a few reasons.  One is that you can not carry a seasonal color year round and the other is that seasonal colors are always changing.  This means that you will not want to carry it in future years.  Choosing neutral colors is the best way to get around this, unless you happen to find a purse in your favorite color which of course you would carry if it was trendy or not.  I love the neutral beige color of the Simply Vera handbag that I received for this review.

Find Styles that Meet Your Needs

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I am always tempted by cute barrel bags or adorable handbags that are carried by hand but with four kids I know better than to think that I would ever be able to use one of these.  I have to have my hands free so I either have to find a bag with a shoulder strap like this Canberra Convertible Satchel (which I am currently in LOVE with by the way!) or a crossbody style like the handbag that I received.

Go for Handbags that Fit Your Personal Style

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Since I have a mostly bohemian chic style about me I tend to choose bags that would fit best into that style.  I love the Saphia Convertible Tote that is also currently available from the collection.  The best thing about this one is that it has that slouchy fun look that I love but since it is from a high quality designer it is going to be structured enough to hold up to long term use.

Find One Classic Style that Will Last for Years to Come

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Some of the most popular handbags in the world are popular because they have classic style and appeal and will be popular for many years.  Some of these handbag designers never change a thing aside from offering a few seasonal colors or different materials.  A classic style like the Phoenix Convertible Satchel is a style that everyone will love and something that they are going to be able to enjoy for the long term.

Choosing a great handbag that is going to last for years to come and offer you designer style on a budget is simple when you follow these easy tips!  Kohls and the Simply Vera collection make it possible for you to get all of your designer handbag needs met while living on a budget.

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We are having so much with these awesome events we’ve decided to make it a monthly giveaway!  Every month you’ll have to chance to join us as we give away one Glass Handbag, valued up to $1000 to one lucky winner.  Winner chooses their handbag.  YES, winner chooses their very own Glass Handbag.  If you’re not familiar with Glass Handbag, let me tell you they are the best bags out there.

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Bagluxe Giveaway 5 Winners

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Welcome to the Baglux Handbag Giveaway!  This awesome event will have FIVE, yes five winners!  Pretty awesome, right!!!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by and enter another fabulous event on Simply Shawn & Jenn, be sure to check out all my wonderful giveaways!  We have plenty going on, and plenty coming up!

Wonderful event is hosted by Bella Savvy

Special thanks to the awesome Co-hosted by Momtobedby8, Powered By Mom, Couponing 4 You, Two Classy Chics, A Spectacled Owl, News Wahl, and Hott Mama in the City.  A huge thanks to all the awesome bloggers that are helping with this event!  Thank you everyone!

Bagluxe, a specialty online retailer of fashion-forward chic, affordable handbags, purses and accessories (influenced by the latest runway and celebrity trends) knows that every girl has a passion. Well, Bagluxe has a passion too… it’s handbags, of course!

Be sure to stop by and check out all their fabulous products, they have wonderful products at even better prices!  If you love fashion products, handbags, etc you’re going to love this online store, hurry over and don’t miss out!

Are you ready to enter this wonderful giveaway?  Keep reading to learn more about it!

What you are entering to win:

FIVE ladies will receive a trendy handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag OR a $50 Bagluxe gift card) — $250 value

Giveaway will run from: August 6, 2012 – August 20, 2012

Open to US & Canadian residents, sorry but you need to be over the age of 18 to enter.

You know how it works, use the Rafflecopter form below to enter! Thanks and good luck everyone!

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Disclosure: Simply Shawn and Jenn are not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any money to help promote this event!  We just love to give stuff away!