NEW YORK — The latest cosmetics cases fulfill function as well as fashion. From glosses to brushes and from a weekend at the Hamptons to a night out on the town, there is a bag for every occasion. Colorful and flirty, the hottest totes come in all shapes and sizes. Even the most stylish tote won’t break the bank — prices range from $10 to $160.

What It Feels Like for a Girl
Chester handbags has used aspects of a women’s life and featured them on Mod nylon cosmetics bags. The It’s A Girl’s Life collection is offered in five styles, including the Exercise Handle Cosmetic, $39, and the Make Up Flat Cosmetic, $24, at Nordstrom and Henri Bendel.

Tap Your Heels Together Three Times
Inspired by Dorothy’s famous slippers, Trish McEvoy created the Ruby Red Mini Planner, $48. The zip-up binder, featuring a mesh zipper pouch, side pockets and rush protector, keeps all of the season’s cosmetics perfectly organized. With all of your makeup essentials in one place, the case is ideal for any time and any place. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and select Nordstrom stores.

Totally Bitchin’
Here are cosmetics bags with attitude. The Total Bitch bag from Dirty Girl, which retails for $16, has a printed fabric lining inside and is big enough to hold all the essentials. It is available at Henri Bendel and Ricky’s in New York, or find stores by state by going to

Picture Perfect
For the ultrafemme glamour girl, Benefit provides a bag collection in a variety of sizes to fit a variety of makeup. Whether you’re in the mood for Glamorous Gabbi, $26, or Simply Simone, $20, you will be able to find the perfect cosmetics bag to fit anywhere from the bottom of your purse to the palm of your hand. Sold at Macy’s, Sephora and Bloomingdale’s.

Style and Beauty Inc. has brought high fashion to the cosmetics world. The online retailer will introduce a limited-edition Makeup Clutch, $165, designed by Benjamin Cho, in November. With his trademark technique of corset-inspired ribbon detailing and D rings, Cho has created the sleekest bag for a night on the town and no one will even know the Clutch is meant for makeup. Sold exclusively on Pink
Lulu Guinness has created the “Poodle Perfume” bag as part of her holiday collection. The small mirror cylinder bag retails for $38 and the double makeup bag — with room for storage on both sides — is priced at $65. The bags will be available in December at Lulu Guinness boutiques, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Cherry Pickin’
What’s red and white with cherries all over? The Buzz by Jane Fox Cherry Print Hat Box set. The designer, known for her preppy handbags, has done it again and created the three cosmetics bags, priced at $100, to come as a set. The bags are sold at Olive and Bette’s, on and by calling 800-481-2644.

Roaring to Go
Caboodles gives in to its animal instincts with a natural, spotted fur cosmetics case. The small train case, $9.99, along with two other sizes, features a front latch with a lock and key, strong handle and durable hinges and trim. Available in mass outlets.

Paintings for the People
Emre Erturk has taken his honored paintings and admired pet accessories and given his customers exactly what they requested: a line of accessories for their personal use. Included in the new Emre collection is the Signature Arch Cosmetic Bag, $90, which features Erturk’s paintings silk screened onto Italian leather. The bag is available in four paintings. Available at

World Traveler
The Diane Von Furstenberg Traveller Bag, which retails for $75, is printed in the famous DVF signature print inspired by the beauty brand’s four Glamour Compact colors. There is also the Vanity Bag, priced at $110, that comes complete with a fold-up mirror. The bags are currently available at Henri Bendel and will roll out to Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom doors in September.

To access this article, click here to subscribe or to log in.

To Read the Full Article

Tap into our Global Network

Of Industry Leaders and Designers

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus