Five of the Best Top Handle Handbags for Work & Travel

Ladies, as much as we all dream of being able to switch between handbags for all of our daily activities – working, going out, and running to the gym – oftentimes it simply isn’t practical. Now, that doesn’t mean you should only have one handbag; that’s ludicrous. But designer handbags for women that are both practical and stylish exist, and you need to be carrying one of them. It is time this trusted accessory once again serviced women in their daily lives. Handbags on sale need to be more than a one-trick pony, and be useful in a variety of situations.

These five brands offer the best handbags for women for work and travel.

Anne Klein
The company’s motto says it all: “Clothes won’t change the world, the women who wear them will.” Anne Klein’s Women’s Making the Rounds Top-Handle Bag Tote creates a subtle balance between versatility and minimalism.  At just over a square foot, it won’t be clunky under your arm but it is still big enough to fit a tablet or other small electronics for work. This tote features five pockets to help organize your essentials without mixing them all in the main compartment.

Rebecca Minkoff
Another top-handled top, the Women’s Regan Leather Top-Handle Bag Tote appeals to working moms across the globe. The double handle drops to a comfortable length for when you are carrying extra accessories to and from work, while the adjustable shoulder strap allows for you to go hands-free in the situations where you need three hands to keep up with your busy family. With four pockets for organization, you won’t have to worry about transitioning between activities; you’ll be able to carry everything with you at one time.

Christian Siriano
Multi-functional doesn’t necessarily mean what it can carry, but where you feel comfortable taking it. The Women’s Inez Lizard Satchel Top-Handle Bag Tote can be found on date nights, in office settings, or just for a casual walk through the park. The gloss black finish makes it spunky enough to turn some heads, but elegant enough to not stand out in the crowd for the wrong reasons. This tote has a home at happy hour and at your child’s soccer games. No matter the occasion, you’ll feel comfortable and have everything you need.

Having a bag that can work in multiple environments and that can carry an extra set of clothes has become a necessity for women. Fossil’s Rachel Leather Top-Handle Bag Tote has the durability to withstand a day on the sandy, sunny beach and then go for a picnic up in the woods. It can easily carry a pair of sandals so your toes can enjoy the waves or a sweater for when the mountain air turns cold. If you are a traveler at heart, it’s hard to find a handbag better suited for your needs than this one.

Tory Burch
Proof that the old cliché is right, big things do come in small packages. A small do-it-all handbag is Tory Burch’s Small Parker Leather Top-handle Bag Tote. This chic bag has more space than its tiny size would have you believe. But don’t think the compact size will have you skimp on organization; there are seven pockets carefully crafted in throughout to keep your lip gloss separate from you credit cards. Nearly every woman can find a use for this multifunctional model from Tory Burch.

Lifestyles have become more demanding. Women find themselves needing to be in several situations throughout the day, with multiple accessories at their disposal. Having the right handbag can make the difference on whether your day is a success or a nightmare. Many of the best handbags can be found conveniently in one location. At, you can explore all of the modern styles that also double as cheap handbags for women. All of the latest handbag deals can be found here. Never be caught unprepared. With one of the fashionable and versatile handbags from the site, you’ll always be ready for what life has to offer. Treat yourself  – you’ll be so glad you did.

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Autumn Must Haves

Hey Trendsetters, not sure what items you should be looking for, for this Autumn season? Well, I think I can help you out.  I’ve comprised a list of items that you should check out from AreaTrend’s “Autumn Must Have” sale.  Yes, you read that correctly, all of the following items are perfect for fall AND on sale!

1. Kate Spade Women’s Cedar Maise Top-Handle Tote in Mahogany


2. Ted Baker Men’s Brown Leather Quartz Watch


3. Bcbgeneration Women’s Nariska Suede Boots


4. Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Leather Boot


5. Anne Klein Women’s Watch


6. Nautica Men’s Nst 402 Watch


7. Nine West Women’s Uloveit Suede Boot


8. Cole Haan Men’s Bryce Lace Boots


9. Kate Spade Women’s Cedar Street Cami Clutch in Pink Bonnet


10. Born Men’s Joel Leather Loafers


11. Guess Women’s Watch


12. Kenneth Cole Men’s Transparency Watch


Any of these items catch your eye?  Click the pictures to be redirected to the item on AreaTrend’s site! Enjoy Trendsetters!!

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AreaTrend’s Top Ten Neutral Bags for Fall 2016

Today is the official first day of Fall! Wahoo! Sorry ladies, it’s about time to put away your beautifully bright colored summer bags and time to start shopping for a more subdued neutral one.  I came up with a list of 10 bags that I think you will adore for Fall.

1. Fossil – Large Harper Saddle Crossbody Evening


2. Michael Kors – Jet Set Travel Top Zip Shoulder


3. Fossil – Small Preston Flap Evening


4. Kate Spade – Cedar Street Maise Evening


5. Rebecca Minkoff – Side Zip Regan Tote Shoulder


6. Michael Kors – Large Elyse Leather Saddlebag Evening


7. Ivanka Trump – Turner Oil Tan Shopper Shoulder


8. Anne Klein – New Recruits Evening


9. Furla – Flair Messenger Evening


10. Marc by Marc Jacobs – New Q Fran


So, here you have it Trendsetters, a list of 10 neutral handbags for Fall 2016 and great news…they ALL can be found on Check them out!



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6 Watches to Wear for Fall 2016

The Holidays will be here before we know it, which means family gatherings – which also means you’re meeting your girlfriend or boyfriend’s parents AND family for the first time (DUN…DUN…DUN….).  Not to worry though, because we have a few suggestions on classy timepieces that will make you nail that sweet and innocent look for their parents.  Nine times out of ten, his mom is looking for a woman that’s exactly like her for her son.  So ladies, if his mom is extremely conservative, you’re not going to impress her by wearing a mini skirt with 6 inch heels. Keep it simple and more importantly, KEEP IT COVERED. I think you know what I am getting at…  And guys, her dad wants a man to take care of his daughter, not a boy so let’s leave the comic tees at home, just this once…please. No, don’t even wear it under a sweater.

Nothing says class like a wristwatch.  Ladies, it shows that you’re sophisticated and organized. Parents want a woman that’s going to keep their son in line, because someone has to and it’s no longer their job. Fellas, I’m sure her mother already loves you and if she doesn’t yet, buy her mother flowers and tell her how young she looks aaaaand now her mother loves you. You’re welcome.  It’s her dad that’s going to take some time to win over and if her dad is anything like my dad, then it may take many months, even years….but hang in there, you have mom on your side. So guys, her dad wants to know that you can be a man, a real tough and rugged man’s man.  This is his baby girl we’re talking about. He’s been her protector all her life and he needs to know that you can continue to protect her. A nice classic watch can help with that.  It’s all about first impressions people and every single little detail counts.  Parents notice these things, I promise!

Okay, now for the watches…. Ladies, you’re up!

  Anne Klein:

Anne Klein Black Ceramic Women's Watch
Anne Klein Black Ceramic Women’s Watch

I chose this watch for the women who are going for a more serious “I-mean-business” look.  This watch would be perfect for the parents who, indeed, are in the business industry and the dad who constantly talks about the economy and stock market and is still bitter about the 2008 recession.  My advice on him, just nod and agree…good luck.

The next watch:

Anne Klein Women's Rose Gold Stainless-Steel Watch
Anne Klein Women’s Rose Gold Stainless-Steel Watch


Now, this watch is the watch you want to purchase if he has one of those moms who’s really girly and bedazzles EVERYTHING.  You know exactly what I am talking about, the mom who loves bling.  She has rhinestones on her shirt, pants, shoes, bags…just everywhere.  This watch is just the perfect amount of bling.  It’s got enough bling to catch his mother’s eye, yet it’s not over the top to the point where you cannot even move your arm without blinding everyone else at the dinner table.  Trust me, she’s going to love this watch and so are you!

Okay, Fellas, your turn…..


 Skagen Men's Gunmetal Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch
Skagen Men’s Gunmetal Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch

The first watch I chose for the guys is this sleek Skagen watch.  This watch is for the guys who are are going for the bold, tough look.  For Pete’s sake it has Gunmetal in its name, I don’t think you can get more manly than that!  Guys, if your girlfriend’s dad is pretty manly himself and has a big, burly beard, I would suggest growing a nice beard as well. For some reason there’s much respect between men and their beards, but be sure to manscape your beard so you don’t look like a homeless man trying to take his daughter away and move her into your cardboard box.

The next watch….

 Skagen Men's Holst Stainless-Steel Watch
Skagen Men’s Holst Stainless-Steel Watch

This is the type of watch you should purchase if her dad is a golfer, ya know, the slacks, collared shirt, and boat shoes on the regular.  He’s a classic, clean-shaved, likes to barbecue (but wears an apron), and watches football on Sundays. He’s looking for you to be the son he never had and that’s not a bad thing!


Ted Baker

The next two watches are from Ted Baker and perfect for the couple that everyone hates because they’re so jealous that two people can really be that in love.

Yeah….these are for you…

Let me start off by saying

Ted Baker Men's Brown Leather
Ted Baker Men’s Brown Leather
 Ted Baker Women's Pink Leather Watch
Ted Baker Women’s Pink Leather Watch

not everyone hates you…that much.  Like I said, it’s only because we’re really, really jealous. Especially, myself, being the hopeless romantic that I am, we long for that person that we can do cutesy things with, like buying Ted Baker watches that are our own styles but compliment each others.  Feel flattered because you guys are the definition of relationship goals and everyone wants to be you!  Expressing your passion for each other in a way as simple as this, will show their parents how much love there is between you two and they ought to approve of you. In the end, that is really all parents want for their children when it comes to relationships; to love and be loved.


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