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.
Before Prada started throwing banana and flame prints on leather goods, they were known for their iconic nylon pieces. From fanny packs to messenger bags and backpacks, everyone was living for nylon. They didn’t exactly disappear, but we’re starting to see it pop up even more now with people looking for vintage pieces online. Luckily, though, Prada is still releasing new nylon goods, including a neon green clutch that I want so bad. But, for this story, let’s focus on a bag that can hold a lot of items and be used on an everyday basis: the logo bucket bag. It has a main compartment and front zipper pocket. It also has leather pieces like the drawstring closure, top handle, and long strap. This also comes in different colors and prints if the black isn’t your style.
Charles & Keith Classic Snap Button Wallet
Since the bag is quite large, you have enough space for a big wallet. I suggest a billfold wallet because it will have enough slots for everything you need. This has seven card slots, a side for cash, and even a coin pouch. It also has an iridescent-like finish, which will add color to the black bag. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Made by David Organics Organic Orange & Ginger Hand Sanitizer
Stay clean and germ-free with a bottle of hand sanitizer. This one is organic and free of harsh chemicals, leaving your skin soft. It also has a sweet scent of orange and ginger. Available on Beauty MNL.
Rraw Metal Straw Set
If you don’t already have a reusable straw in your bag, you should consider getting one. Not sure which one to buy? Here’s an option. This set comes with straight, bent, and milk tea straws plus a cleaning brush. Now, you can enjoy your beverage and save help the environment too. Available online.
Supergoop! Glow Stick Sunscreen
When you’re out and about, don’t forget to keep reapplying sunscreen. Supergoop!’s has SPF 50 and comes in a compact roll-on container. Apply this whenever you need some extra sun protection. It can also be used a natural-looking highlighter for your face and shoulders. Available on Sephora PH.
Bershka Rain Hat
To match the nylon bag, have a nylon hat with you. A bucket bag style is perfect for any outfit and you can roll it up and toss it in the main compartment of the bag. Throw this on when the sun gets too hot or if it starts raining. Available at SM Aura Premier.
Pretty Secret Oil Blotting Paper
After a long day, natural oils on your face will start to make its way to the surface. The quickest solution is to gently blot your face. This pack comes with 60 pulls and is infused with tea tree. It will control shine and help with acne as well. Available at Watsons branches.
Regular headphones can get tangled in any bag, so here’s a better option. A pair of AirPods can fit perfectly in the front pocket. Easily connect to your phone, listen to your music, and answer phone calls. The case also doubles as a charging dock for the battery runs low. Available online.
Delfonics Rollbahn Notebook Mini and Pilot Petit 2 Mini Sign Pen
We’ve all gotten used to typing important notes on our phone, but the traditional route also has its perks. For out-of-office meetings or for when ideas pop in your head, bring this notebook out. It also has a small zip pouch where you can keep receipts, a thumb drive, and a mini pen. Available at Scribe branches.
Art by Marian Hukom
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