Handbag Stalking: The Coolest Bags From Real Girls In L.A.

What’s in a bag? For most women (and even some men), it can be a little home away from home. Cell phones, keys, IDs, a book or day-planner, lip glosses, granola bar, the remains of a beverage (or two!)…the list and contents are endless. But the bags themselves—those are the real treasure. Naturally, we wanted to hit the streets to find real locals putting their bags to good work, and the results are nothing short of inspirational. From where our readers got their super-rad satchels, to the absolute essentials that none of our subjects can leave home without, we’ve got the coolest handbags found right here in L.A. You may even want to add a few to your fall wish list (we did!).
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Name: Tiana Brown
Occupation: Giogo Girl
Designer: Urban Outfitters
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Phone.”

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Name: Kim Horn
Occupation: Accountant/Bartender
Designer: Marc Jacobs
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Lip gloss.”

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Name: Tashah Johnson
Occupation: PR/Fashion Publicist
Designer: Elliott Lucca
One thing that’s always in your bag: “My Blackberry.”

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Name: Tomm Zorn
Occupation: Professional Dandy
Designer: YSL
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Adderall.”

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Name: Katherine Juan
Occupation: Student
Designer: Urban Outfitters
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Cell phone.”

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Name: Natalie Pyzik
Occupation: Architecture
Designer: H&M
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Chapstick.”

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Name: Tess Goodwin
Occupation: Student at USC
Designer: Chanel
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Chanel lipstick.”

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Name: Lucia Palm
Occupation: Culinary Student
Designer: Bought in Barcelona
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Lip gloss.”

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Name: Melissa Sandoval
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Designer: Vintage Auchamo
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Lipstick”

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Name: Yulia Zinshtein
Occupation: Student/Photographer
Designer: Burberry
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Lipstick.”

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Name: Zoe Portanova
Occupation: Actress/Fashion Blogger
Designer: Vintage
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Chapstick.”
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Name: Ashley Jones
Occupation: Designer for Dimepiece
Designer: Forever 21 + DIY
One thing that’s always in your bag: “Mace.”

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