Earlier this week I stopped by T.J. Maxx to check out the latest handbag offerings, hoping to find some inspiration for spring. Let me preface this by saying I don't live in a big city where some of the best merchandise seems to land but even at my meager T.J. Maxx, there were amazing gems - you just need to know what to look for! The best brands I spotted on this trip included B. Makowsky, Cynthia Rowley, the Sak, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Lucky Brand, Big Buddha, Jessica Simpson and Dooney & Bourke. Happily, there were quite few good-looking leather bags in colors like tan and white, as well as brights like orange, red and pink. My eyes are always on the lookout for those red clearance tags to get the best deals, and my favorite find happened to have one of those stickers, namely the Sak red leather satchel (shown above) for $52, down from $89.99. If you're looking for a new leather handbag for spring, check T.J. Maxx before you pay full price at a department store.
Click through to see more handbag highlights from my trip.