In the Bag: 5 Purses to Shop Locally

We’d say National Handbag Day is the perfect reason to treat yourself (or a loved one) to a special new accessory for fall.
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Still have some fall shopping to do? We’re only a few weeks into the best season for fashion—so the time is right to update your wardrobe. And Oct. 10 is National Handbag Day (yes, tell your husband it’s a real thing), the perfect excuse to get out there and treat yourself to a new purse.

Whether you’re in need of a new everyday carry-all or a more formal bag for special occasions, these women’s boutiques in Bergen County have some great selections for the cooler weather. Here are five handbags from local shops that you can purchase online or in-store. Support our small businesses and get yourself an amazing new accessory? That’s truly a win-win for all.

Pouch: The chain handle pouch bag from Ginger N’ Cream in Westwood holds all the essentials—phone, cash, lipstick etc.—and has a stylish gold chain for effortless toting. $82.95.

Camera: The Golden Goose Logo Star camera bag from Hartly in Westwood combines all the trends of the season into a compact and stylish crossbody that’s perfect to grab and go. $530.

Quilted: The vegan friendly fashionista will fall in love with the chocolate quilted bag from Ludovica in Westwood. It’s made of plush vegan leather with gold-tone hardware and fits everything you’ll need for your day (and your night). $78.

Clutch: The custom box clutch from Alba Boutique in Ridgewood is handmade with crystals, pearls and beads. Choose your colors, font and wording to personalize this bag that you’ll wear forever to weddings, mitzvahs, galas and other black-tie soirées. $298.

Top Handle: The Jimmy Choo Madeline leopard top handle bag from Gito in Englewood, pictured above, is a conversation starter and the perfect complement to your little black dress (or little black leggings, whatever). $1,950.

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