Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Handbag Day 2018 - Handbags of Italy

Handbag Day is October 10 and it's no secret that I love handbags. Having just returned from two weeks in Italy, I really enjoyed browsing the handbags in Milan, Stresa, Bergamo, Verona, Bologna, Bellagio and Venice. 

The orangy Hermes bag was styled with my favorite colors black and white. I have a handbag in this same color, and have had more compliments on it over the last year than any handbag I have owned. It's definitely the color that grabs you. We saw a LOT of black and white in Italy in the churches. 

I hope you enjoyed some of these great designs and designers. Will you purchase a new handbag (or bags) on Handbag Day when it can be justified and needs no explanation? 

My favorite souvenir from Italy is my classic Gucci cross body bag which will be great for doing errands and a night out on the town. 
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Great POST! Joe..I mean:) I remember the shop windows in Italy..stylin':) I love the wicker bucket bag and the eyelet trim one..LOL ..figures right? You're good at this!

  2. Purses/bags or pocketbooks, as my mother referred to them, are my downfall! I have 10 Michael Kors bags, in different colors/styles....and 3 Lily Bloom, that I dearly love. The colors of those Aigner bags are gorgeous.
    Have a nice week, Debbie.

  3. Wonderful bags, Debbie! I could see myself getting lost in all that eye candy!

  4. What wonderful bags you captured on your dreamy trip to Italy, Debbie. I loved that last bag with the eyelet trim. Hmmmm...I'm thinking that would be a fun project!

  5. So many to choose from there, so tempting. Love your pics, brings back wonderful memories of my own trip. Gorgeous bags.......

  6. Wow, those are some awesome bags. When I see something that catches my eye, I want to buy it. Joe is such a great shopper. Your photos look amazing. Happy weekend.

  7. Italian leather eye candy! Fun post Debbie!

  8. Love seeing all the handbags on display! I have far too many handbags than I care to admit - LOL. Is the Gucci bag you bought the one with the butterfly on the front of it in your photos? Curious minds need to know :)

    1. Hi Susan! The Gucci bag with the butterfly was lovely but I felt it was too trendy for me. On the music awards last evening, Diana Ross' daughter was wearing the Gucci cape with the same butterflies. I bought the Gucci cross body bag in the classic design, and I will never tire of it :-) I'll send you a photo.

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