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.
B. Makowsky brown leather hobo, $69 (compare at $218)
Cynthia Rowley tan snakeskin tote, $79 (compare at $250)
Cynthia Rowley gray snakeskin tote, $79 (compare at $250)
Italian leather fold-over tote, price unknown (it was under $100)
Big Buddha white faux-leather hobo, $39.99 (original tag reads $95)
MICHAEL Michael Kors "Ludlow" leather shoulder tote, $179.99 (original tag reads $348)
Cynthia Rowley leopard tote with leather handles, $99.99 (compare at price unknown)
Lucky Brand leather tote - folded view, $99.99 (compare at $200)
Lucky Brand leather tote - unfolded view, $99.99 (compare at $200)
B. Makowsky magenta leather hobo, $129.99 (compare at $260)
B. Makowsky brown leather tote, $169.99 (compare at $289.99)
Lucky Brand leather satchel, $119 (compare at $200)
Dooney & Bourke zebra-print tote, $179.99 (compare at price unknown)
Photo credit: TheBudgetBabe.com