After a long, dreary winter, nothing perks up a girls mood quite like a shiny, new handbag. Citrus colors are a hot trend for Spring 2009 handbags, and the bright, juicy colors do make the mouth water. But with an economy that is in the tank, one quick trip to the Coach web site can leave you with a truly puckered expression, and an deep depression. Between fretting over our carbon footprint and counting those scarce pennies, feeling springy isn’t very easy in 2009.
However, fresh and cute doesn’t have to be costly and fashion trends don’t have to be sacrificed to save some money, and the planet. Nothing is quite as trendy right now as eco chic on fashion avenue and there are some pretty sweet, green handbags that might just put the spring back in your step, and leave you some cash to tuck into your new handbag. let my fingers do the walking to www.nimli.com, where all things earth friendly can be found, and I was pleasantly surprised at the numerous handbag offerings.
Size Does Matter
As I mentioned before, citrus colors are the must haves in Spring 2009 handbags. Here’s another news flash. The era of the handbag big enough to stuff a toddler into is over. That, in and of itself, will save some precious resources. The clutch, and handbags that fit your body size, are the new trend setting styles. I am going to focus on the clutch, as I am loving small handbags for Spring 2009.
If you have children, then you may have had a juice box or two pass through your home and into a landfill. After many years of sending six kids off to school each day with a juice box in their lunch bags, I have my share of guilt. UrthBags has many adorable handbags that can help me rid myself of some of that guilt, fashionably. Handbags made from recycled juice boxes, who knew? UrthBags believes that you don’t have to sacrifice style to be environmentally friendly. Using recycled or biodegradable materials, UrthBags uses local craftsmen to fashion each unique handbag. Here is one of my picks.
For those looking for a handy clutch, the Urth Bags Skye, is a wristlet style bag, made from recycled juice boxes and it’s an eye catcher. While the yellow would surely be the trend correct pick for Spring 2009, the Skye bag also comes in red, purple or multicolored. With an intricate, woven pattern, each clutch is a little work of art. With a $33 price tag, this is a clutch handbag that saves more than the planet.
Getting it’s inspiration from the island of Madagascar and using renewable fibers, such as sisal and banana tree bark, Mad Imports combines unique design ideas and deliciously bright colors to make it’s handbags. Mad Imports produces free-trade, sweat shop free handbags that will delight, with many styles and sizes to choose from.
I adore the Mad imports Heather clutch handbag for Spring 2009. This structured, envelope style clutch is hand embroidered with a garden of succulent citrus colored flowers. Costing a mere $76, and available in sunflower yellow, ocean blue or espresso, this baguette style clutch is bright and fresh as a spring day.
The Mad Import Opal bag is just as lust producing, with it’s rounded shape and flap closure with oval wood detailing. And such sunny, glorious colors! Of course, if you want to keep with the citrus color trend of Spring 2009, you’ll pick the sunflower yellow, the orange or the apple green-and call it lime. If you can’t decide between those fresh colors, then the multicolored bag combines all of the juicy citrus colors in one bag. Priced at $77, this just might be the bag that I splurge on.
MamaOn is an eco friendly company that specializes in mommy and me boutique fashions made with 100% organic, free trade natural fibers. The MamaOn Colori Clutch handbag is a seriously whimsical clutch that is hand woven and embroidered in an darling floral design. This clutch may seem pricey at $180, but it comes with a matching, small clutch for the little fashionista in the making. The lime colored clutch is a delectable find for any mommy and me couple wanting to spring into 2009 in style.
House And Wear
Tired of mass produced products available in America, the owner of Los Angelos based, House and Wear looked to Finland for exciting designs and styles. The House and Wear Large Jive Frame Clutch is picture perfect for Spring 2009. This clutch handbag is made from 100% hand blocked printed linen and closes with a metal clasp. The delightful lime green design is printed on a white background, making it simple and classic. On sale now for $48, this is a clutch handbag that can easily transition for day use right into use on a warm, spring night.
I don’t know about you, but after taking a gander at some of these delicious, “green”, citrus colored clutch handbags, my depression has lifted. Thanks to www.nimli.com and it’s wide selection of eco chic, Spring trend 2009 appropriate handbags, here comes the sun.