As colorful as crisp autumn leaves, baggallini’s neighborhood messenger bagg ($89.95) in luscious butterscotch is a new shapely, feminine silhouette that adds style to any outfit and organization to every busy life. Roomy and versatile, it is a handbag that can travel seamlessly from the office to a football game to a fall getaway, with a pocket or slot for everything you need for travel or every day, including a padded technology pocket.
One season; one bag
Unsnap the front flap, flip it back and unzip the bag. Inside, you can quickly see all your belongings organized neatly against the butterscotch lining. A removable coin purse is sized perfectly to hold lipsticks, balms and hand sanitizer. An exterior organization panel hides beneath the flap; an exterior snap pocket keeps your travel itinerary or office papers neat and accessible; and a zippered pocket beneath it makes a perfect stash for earbuds, USB devices or other small accessories. Cell phone? Tuck it into the zippered pocket on the flap’s front, where it’ll be safe yet within an easy grab.
This lightweight bag can be carried on the shoulder or crossbody-style, its wide, color-coordinated strap comfortable and adjustable. Durable in water-resistant nylon, it also stands up to fall’s unpredictable pop-up rainstorms while protecting everything within.
Safeguard your stuff
One of the items you’ll want to protect is your wallet. Stewart/Stand has a gorgeous new Continental Clutch ($149.50) that holds credit and loyalty cards, cash, receipts and change. A luxurious interior blocks unauthorized transmission from RFID-enabled credit cards and IDs, and the interior zipper coin pocket keeps the exterior sleek. Accessorize an evening out with the clutch; the soft grey Italian leather comes to life as the alligator-textured steel plays with shadow and light. If you don’t carry a checkbook – and who does these days? – there’s even room to slide an iPhone 5 inside.
For women on the go, the new SPairz Panties on the Go ($10) can be tucked discreetly inside baggallini’s petite central pouch ($19.95) – the cheetah embossed print in either black or espresso is an inspired choice – and stowed in your handbag. Made in the USA, these 100 percent cotton briefs are comfy, convenient and reusable, and solve the embarrassing nightmare of being caught without a spare pair.
Stow small essentials
Invest in earbuds whose music listening experience is as impressive as its color options. Wicked Audio’s Mojo earbuds ($24.99) come in a chic color palette – red, purple, teal, yellow, pink – that stretches from bud to cord. Coordinate with your wardrobe or by day of the week; either way, you’ll enjoy enhanced music and will also be able to answer calls with the built-in vocal cord.
Tuck the earbuds into the baggallini bagg’s zippered exterior pocket, along with another travel and workaday essential: the USB device. iTwin now has a “limitless” USB device ($99), so you can simply and safely access, edit and share files and media between any two computers anywhere in the world – and without the security and privacy risks of the cloud.
Remote data can only be accessed if the you physically have the matching iTwin with you and the correct password. Files can be edited, with no additional copies created. And if one half of the iTwin is lost or stolen, it can be disabled remotely with a special code.
Finally, stash some Foot Petals ($6.95-$24.95) alongside your techies gadgets. These cushiony little wonders, designed for toes, heels and soles, will coddle, comfort and cosset feet stressed, blistered and battered by high heels, clogs, sling backs, sandals – even sneakers. New colors for fall include white lily, black iris and buttercup – a perfect color companion for your neighborhood messenger bagg.