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Pack it up this fall!

Jenn Scott August 22nd, 2012

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall or not, you still need something to help you organize your things. I’m talking about your hand sanitizer, books, mints, backup makeup bag and, more than likely, half of your partner’s or children’s things.

The changing of the seasons is a perfect time to update your look, and that most certainly includes the tote you have with you every day.

No matter the occasion, a new bag is a surefire way to feel a bit more balanced in a life full of school, work and play. It’s hard to juggle everything. If you’ve got the right bag to wrangle all the necessary accessories to everyday life, your world suddenly seems more in control.

If you want something unique, then go secondhand or vintage with Gypsy Rose Vintage Boutique (605 S. Boulevard, Edmond; 229-9643). It’s a good idea for four reasons.

First, purses from the 1950s to 1980s are curiously well-made. They last forever. Second, they are great conversation pieces. A vintage bag allows you to stay local and still rock your sense of individuality.

Third: You will love the amount of pockets and dividers. As a general rule, I’ve noticed a considerable amount of organization in my retro bags. And fourth: You will save moolah.

If you want something different but, would prefer no previous owners, head to Shop Good (3 N.W. Ninth; 702-0517). You’ll find several vibrant clutches for those days when you’ve only got a few things to carry. Or carry that clutch inside a bigger tote to transition from a day to evening look.

Shop Good just received a shipment of canvas backpacks, so if you’re headed back to school and want something substantial, you’ll only need to make one stop to get your goods.

Speaking of backpacks, you’ll probably not be surprised that Blue Seven (7518 N. May; 604-5199) is right on par with fall fashions. Not only does the shop have backpacks for back-toschoolers, but also a host of colors and sizes for the fashion-forward.

So if you’re into the fall trend to forgo your hobo or cross-body bags and adopt the endearing trend of backpacking it, you’ll have options to choose from.

However you decide to tote around your valuables, let it be a reflection of your style. Also, make sure it’s operational for your life. A nonfunctional bag is just something else you have to carry. Let’s shop, OKC!

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