Have you ever wondered what you should be bringing in your handbags? Or having difficulty editing your essentials down to the bare minimum? You’re not alone, that happens to us too. With Handbag Edits, we show you what you can throw into different bags of different sizes. We also have celebrities and personalities share their bag must-haves and current favorites.
If you love carrying small bags, you’re under the struggle of having to edit down what you bring. Transferring your belongings from a large bag to a small one poses some challenges. You can’t bring four lip products or a book or even your full-size wallet. However, deciding to bring a smaller purse allows you to just focus on what you need.
The Pallas Clutch from Louis Vuitton is a perfect everyday bag as you can easily transition it from day to night. It has a strap that once removed, the cross body bag becomes a clutch.
It’s always good to have a bottle of perfume in your bag. If you’re spending long hours at the gym or commuting from place to place, a touch of perfumer will help you smell fresh. Since this bag is small, go for a rollerball option like this one from Fresh. You can also choose from their five other scents. Available on Sephora PH.
Always make sure to keep the essentials with you like money, credit cards, and ID. Trade in your bulky wallet for a slim cardholder. This one from Coach has six card slots and one main pocket for cash. Available at Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
The Pallas Clutch is 9.1 inches in length so the iPhone 7 will fit just fine without taking up too much room. The bag has an outer pocket where you can store your phone. This also makes it easily accessible so you don’t have to open your bag when you get a call or text. Available at Power Mac Center, Greenbelt 3.
With all the germs floating around, it’s best to keep a cleaning product in your bag whether it be wet wipes or alcohol. In this case, Bath & Body Works’ hand sanitizer is perfect since it comes in a small bottle. Pick your favorite scent and keep it one of the main compartments in the clutch. Available at Fiesta Mall.
You might not be able to store four or more lip products in your bag so just choose your favorite. You can opt to bring a lip balm like this one from Burt’s Bees. It has SPF 15 and is enriched with fruit oil and cocoa seed butter. Or you can throw in your favorite lipstick or lip gloss. Available at Beauty Bar, Central Square.
If you’re in a hurry and want to make sure your hair and makeup are in place, bring a compact mirror with you. This will also help you when you have to reapply lipstick. The bonus feature of this product is that it has a built-in power bank. Pop this in your bag and you’re ready for touch ups and low battery on your phone. Available on Zalora.
Of course you should never leave your house without your keys. Keep them organized and in one place with a keychain like this from Gucci. It has a ring where you can place your keys and it also has a hook so you can attach this to the strap of your bag as well. Available at Greenbelt 4.
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