We didn’t do a ton of shopping while in Paris, mostly a lot of browsing and oohing and aahing in windows. However, one day we found ourselves near a Zara, and as a firm believer that for whatever reason, Zara’s in Europe are better than the ones at home, I made Joe amuse himself while I popped in.
One of the first things I spotted was this cheerful, bright yellow handbag. Dubbed the “Mini City Bag”, the shape reminds me so much of Louis Vuitton’s classic Alma bag (which, between you and me, I’ve been coveting for ages). I didn’t pull the trigger because I do want to eventually buy the LV; however, I wasn’t surprised to see every color of this bag gracing the arms of chic Parisian gals all over town. I saw them breeze past me during breakfast in the 6th; another shot by during a coffee break in the 3rd; still another jetted past me as its owner dashed off the metro. As many gorgeous designer handbags as I also saw, the French gals proved once again that style does not have to be about blowing your budget — it’s all in the attitude.
I’m pretty sure these are in Zara stores here in the states, but if not, you can easily order it online!