Book Tote handbags

Whether you're in need of a book bag, or just a tote for everyday use, the Kerry Plaid Book Tote by Abercrombie will definitely get you there. Made of 100% cotton, this classic plaid tote features leather detail, and measures 15x17 1/2. With a vintage look, it's available in red, grey, brown, and blue, and sells for $70. A perfect Christmas gift for young or old. Love it...

Carpetbaggier Chic handbags

I love my ethnic bohemian styles as much as the next girl, maybe even more, which is why I am absolutely ga-ga over this Gucci Tapestry Hysteria tote!

I love anything that has personality, and craftsmanship, especially when it makes you feel like you're carrying a little piece of vacation on your arm. This is a perfect example of a bag that doesn't need any design gimmick, intricate logo, or heavy hardware to make it stand out. There is something vintage, and delicate yet sturdy about it.
This is just one variation available, Gucci has other styles and shapes in tapestry for Fall and it was tough for me to pick one. You can choose your favorite, and pre-order it directly from the Gucci site. The Hysteria tote as shown is $1295, and scheduled to be shipped between 9/30 and 10/15.
I know, $1295 may seem very steep for a fabric bag, but this also happens to be an instance where the Gucci style is itself a knock-off, or rather, inspired, by a classic style of bag. You can easily find other carpetbags most often in Victorian or ethnic prints. is one site that has some beautiful styles, check out the Henry in's gorgeous!