Bag it! 5 Unique Handbag Gift Ideas
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A purse is more than just a place to stash our stuff. It’s an accessory, a finishing touch, a fashion statement; in short, it’s an expression of ourselves. But mainstream fashion only offers us so many options, what exactly are we to do if our taste just happens to differ from the current trend? Well, thanks to the magic of online payment services and internet shopping, unique and indie fashion is no longer reserved for street vendors and conventions. Here’s a look at some unique and original purses, wallets and coin bags that will make you stand out in the pack.
1: Book Cover Purse: What a NOVEL Idea
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Books can be modified into unique purses that are both expressive and functional. Sometimes sellers will make them on commission, so you can get a purse sporting your favorite book cover. If you feel up to the challenge, you can even try making one yourself.
2: Duct Tape Bags: So Cute You’ll Want to Stick to Your Purse Like Glue
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The duct tape industry is well aware of the fashion possibilities of duct tape and has been introducing lots of different colors and prints lately. You can even find some duct tapes with character prints like Hello Kitty and Spongebob.
3: Candy Wrapper Bag: A Sweet Fashion Accessory
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Show off your love for the environment with a recycled handbag. If you are crafty enough to make your own, or if you can find a seller who is willing to make things to order, you could personalize this even further by including wrappers from your favorite snacks.
4: Food-Themed Purses: The Icing on the Cake
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If you are looking for something on the sweet side, cupcakes and confections make great themes for handbags, pouches and purses. Everything will seem a little sweeter when you keep it safe in a sugary treat.
5: Musical Purse: Music to Our Ears
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Whether you are a musician or just someone who appreciates music, you can show your love for music with an instrument themed purse. You’ll probably be the only one sporting an instrument as a purse wherever you go, and it’s a great way to carry around that expensive violin or guitar that you could never afford.
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We put a lot of thought into the way we present ourselves to the world, and the bags and wallets we carry hold the tools we use to interact with the world. Since we likely carry around out respective bags on a daily basis, it only makes sense that we would invest as much time and thought into the type of bag we carry.