Put a Little Spice into Your Spring Wardrobe. Update Your Look with Killer Handbags from 49 Square Miles!

You can take all the clothing in your wardrobe and be fine with it. You only need to change a couple of things. Fun jewelry that is trend-sensitive is one — and it doesn’t have to cost much. Shoes are another option to change up but the trick on shoes I have found is that I haven’t found one pair that does “everything” in my wardrobe — just like my jewelry situation. I like to shift the accessories with my day, mood and event. However there’s one accessory that I can make work for every occasion pretty much– and that’s a handbag. Give me the right handbag and I will carry it every single day.
Given what I have seen in 49 Square Miles collection of bags– one would be hard-pressed to find just one bag that they love. Since I couldn’t find just one, I am showing you their current collection in the hot colors I like and then also toss in a few neutrals for those who worry about color.l

49 Square Miles is a California handbag line that really shows off an global style while still having the California flare and sass.
Here are my favorites for spring including color recommendations. I think the neutrals are beautiful but the seasonal tones/colors are *amazing*

Basket Case-

I would die to have this bag! The Basket Case hobo is a close-to-the-body shoulder bag with a split personality. For a fashion forward look, wear it with the whimsical multicolor detachable leather chain. If you want to go clean and classic, remove the chain and voila, you have a bag that works with almost any outfit.

Soft Italian lambskin to die for!
Two hidden zip-close side pockets in the front. Perfect for keys and smart phone.
Detachable multicolor decorative leather chain.
Signature hand pounded brass rings on shoulder strap and detachable chain.
Signature bar-tacked pleats in front and back.
Large enough to carry a 15” laptop.
Inside, two patch pockets and one large zipper pocket.
49 SqMi logo embroidery stitch on the back.
Soft brushed cotton lining.
It comes in wood, indigo (the neutrals), sulfur (love!! –Sulfur is the color the bag shone!) and guava (the brights!!)
Retail $695.00

Bitzy Crossbody

The latest iteration of their charming series of small cross body bags, the Bitzy. This little one is as cute as its name. Despite it’s name and seemingly small size, you can pack everything you need for a spring stroll or an entire day on the run. Tuck in our Needy wallet along with your sunglasses, keys, cell phone, and a couple of lipsticks and you’re off and running.

Luxuriously soft Italian lambskin.
Hidden magnetic close pocket on the front.
Simply adorned with a signature bar-tacked pleat.
Inside, four built-in card slots.
Secure zippered inside pocket.
Adjustable cross body strap embellished with multiple rows of contrast topstitching.
49 SqMi logo embroidery on the back.
Soft brushed cotton lining.
Retail $375.00
Available in Nero, Wood, Indigo, Sulfer and Guava.

The Dreamer
If you’ve been having visions of finding the perfect, cleanly designed right-sized bag, you are not hallucinating! The Dreamer hobo is just that. An instant classic that is sure to become the bag of your dreams!

Our ever so soft Italian Lambskin.
Signature bar-tack pleat in the front.
Contrast topstitching for a touch of pizazz!
Slim pocket on the back with hidden magnetic close. Ideal for smart phone and keys.
Zip top closure opens wide to reveal our feature-filled interior.
Secure zip close pocket inside for all of your receipts.
Two roomy open top patch pockets inside.
49 SqMi logo embroidery stitch on the back.
Soft brushed cotton lining.
Retail: $395.00
This bag comes in charcoal, wood, indigo and guava. While I love the neutrals, guava screams out to me and I can’t resist a warm pink right now. It’s so perfect for the rest of the year.

Zip Front Canvas Shopper

Another bag of my dreams is this sophisticated Zip Front Canvas Shopper that does triple duty that can go to the farmer’s market on Sunday, to work on Monday and then off to the airport for a fun weekend. Generously sized and softly shaped, our canvas shopper opens wide to take on whatever you need to make it through many of life’s experiences.

Washed leather trim all around top adds striking contrast.
Dual top handles, reinforced by stitched leather wraps.
Large exposed zip-close front pocket is outlined in leather, adding a jaunty look.
Strong magnetic closure top keeps it all inside.
Signature bar tacked pleat in front adds dimension.
Hand-pounded brass buckles and trim.
Contrast top stitching outlines a geometric shape.
Inside, two open top patch pockets and a secure zip top large pocket perfect for parking valuables.
Embroidered 49 SqMI logo in back.

Retail: $195
Colors: I am obsessed with the Burnt Orange. I would kill for this bag. It’s also available in Earth, Indigo, Flax and Citrus.

Mini Zip Canvas Crossbody-
Dig the hands-free function of a cross body bag. And now, how wonderful to have a cool canvas one? Just the right size for everyday going-around town, this little cutie is as fun to wear as it is functional. It’s sure to become your favorite go-to bag for grabbing on your way out the door!

Secure zip-close across top.
Exposed zip-close front pocket is outlined in leather, adding a jaunty look. Perfect for keys.
Flat pocket on back, embroidered with 49 SqMI logo.
Cording strap adjusts from cross body to shoulder bag.
Signature hand-pounded brass buckle trim on strap.
Contrast topstitching outlines geometric shape.
Inside smart phone pocket and snap-lock key holder.
Holds our Clingy wallet with plenty of room left for other necessities.
Retail: $135
Love the colors: Citrus, Indigo, Flax, Burnt Orange and Lagoon. (My choice would be citrus. It would stand out in the crowd. You would be noticed everywhere)

Jumbo Canvas Shopper

This contemporary washed canvas tote with washed leather trim in a relaxed shape that’s perfect for commuting to work, packing extras for the plane, or toting the kids’ stuff. Outside patch pockets on each end to keep what you need at hand. Inside zip pocket and two large pockets for cell phones, sunglasses and more. You’ll love our snap loop which keeps your keys ready to grab in a hurry. Snap close at center top.
I adore this bag because it could take me ANYWHERE. I love the colors: Lagoon is my first choice. The Burnt Orange is hot and would be perfect to take right into fall. Flax is a great neutral
Retail:$160.00

Where to buy: www.49sqmi.com for online purchases or to find the store nearest you. If you are in the California Bay area, head over to their store.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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