One of the major perks of running Purse Blog and Purse Forum is having the chance to meet designers. Did I think that would ever happen? No. Did I even realize that maybe they would want to meet us? Heck no. One of our favorite interviews to date was with the talented Carlos Falchi. Carlos Falchi handbags have been a favorite at Purse Blog for quite some time. Their distinct style jumps out and grabs you, while not distracting from the overall beauty. Interviewing Carlos Falchi gave us an insight into his designs, his work style, and his story. While his exotic pieces can make it up there in the price scale, Carlos still offers a variety of affordable handbags.

Looking for the next amazing Holiday present? I found it. Affordable and chic, the Carlos Falchi Shopping Tote is designed with python-print microfiber and metallic straps. The bag is lightweight, easy to carry, and slides over the shoulders perfectly. There is a magnetic snap closure and a removable faux python pouch. This is the brilliance behind the designer; he designs a bag with everyone in mind. As I mentioned, the other major perk is having this bag be light weight. A tote is a necessity in your closet full of bags. The practicality comes into play as well, offering inside side pockets, inside money clip, keyholder, and cell phone holder. Measurements show the bag is large enough for everyday use, 17″W X 15″H X 4″D. Available in black, brown, gold, and silver metallic at Saks for $220.