Mommy Blog Expert: Handbag Style Influenced by Tech - Accessories For the Modern Fashionista

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Handbag Style Influenced by Tech - Accessories For the Modern Fashionista


Accessories



by Janis Brett Elspas, Editor
MommyBlogExpert.com

These days it's hard to find many areas of our lives that have not been touched by technology. Arguably, the fashion world has seen some of the greatest innovations during the past few years, most notably in the wearable tech and accessories categories. 


Photo by Raphael Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com
What's going on right now in handbag trends is particularly exciting and fun for best-dressed fashionistas seeking to work technology into your overall looks. Check out these cool and stylish options across a variety of high tech bag price points from $25 to $485.
Image from The Purse Case
The Purse Case
As seen on ABC's Shark Tank, this collection of elegant smartphone clutches designed by Lori Greiner here in California, is hot and stylish. The Chanel-inspired quilted little handbag with chain link handle and metallic goldtone or silvertone hardware is primarily a smartphone case but also has some room for valuables to take wherever you go. Available for the iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPhone 6/6S in a rainbow of casual, workday and dressy colors including black, blush, dark brown, dark indigo, dark navy blue, dark olive green, gray, khaki, periwinkle, pink and turquoise. You're going to want more than one to go with different outfits because these are affordably priced at just $25-$30 each with add-on options for an attachable crossbody chain strap ($10) and a key clip addition ($3). Available from The Purse Case
Image by Stelle Audio
Stelle Boombox Bag
I first saw one of Stelle's gorgeous and fun handbags for party girls (pictured at the top of this post) when I stopped by their booth at International CES several years ago. Already this brand has made its mark with their portable wireless Bluetooth speakers merging function and style and it continues to grow in popularity with women who want to add a unique techie twist to wardrobes. This season I'm absolutely loving the new Stelle futuristic Mini Clutch Speaker collection -- each comes with the speaker buttons and controls on the outside of the dainty bag with room to spare inside for ladies' essentials. Featuring a pretty chain shoulder strap, you have your choice of four elegant and happy styles ranging from Dazzling Diamond ($199) to Metallic Blue Love ($149), Metallic Purple ($149), and Metallic Pink ($149). Available from Stelle Audio

Image by Vifa

Helsinki Bluetooth Speaker
Perfect for the ultimate party girl, I discovered this fashion statement find at the Luxury Technology Show this fall. Designed by Vifa of Copenhagen, Denmark, the Helsinki loudspeaker, which features a powerful battery and great sound, is actually disguised as a textured fabric purse so you can bring your music with you in style either in your hand or over the shoulder. Though this doesn't open up and can't serve as a functional handbag to carry things like the other brands in this post, fashion lovers who appreciate well-made modern minimalistic Scandinavian style will like this as much as I do. The Helsinki is available in four fashionable colors including willow green, misty blue, dustry rose and sandstone grey. Priced at $449 for the handbag speaker alone or for $485 with the add-on optional leather shoulder strap. Available from Vifa

Stay Tuned for MBE's Wearable Tech Report from CES

Next month, like every January, our editorial and photography staff will be headed to International Consumer Electronics Show (AKA International CES) in Las Vegas. I'm excited about what new wearable technology that awaits discovery there. So be sure to stay tuned as we updated you on the latest wearable technology trends as well as share all those beautiful and functional new tech-inspired fashion and accessories with you.

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21 comments:

Kristen Hewitt said...

Wow how clever is that! I'll take 2!

Jennifer said...

I love those bags. They've got a great retro feel that I just think is awesome.

Sconion Family said...

These are so artistic. I love me a huge handbag though.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I love the stelle bag. But I'm not really one to carry bags anymore. The purse case is awesome, I'd love that though! - Jeanine

Masshole Mommy said...

I am totally obsessed with handbags. It really doesn't matter what size, shape or color they are - I love them all :)

Michelle Martinka said...

I love these styles! If only I didn't need to carry the whole world in my bag!

Danielle Isom said...

These are kind of cool. I don't know that I'd carry one though.

Liz Mays said...

These are really cool new styles. The purse case definitely seems very hip and modern.

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

I dont carry a clutch or small purse often because I practically carry my house around. I love how creative and cute these are though

Ann B said...

Wearable tech is so cool. I would love to have a purse that was also a speaker.

gingermommyrants said...

These are great handbag styles. I have been hearing a lot about wearable tech. I like the heartbeat necklace. It lights up to the beat of your heart.

Dinner then Dessert said...

I haven't gotten a new handbag in a long time! I'm overdue!

Maggie Branch said...

I'm loving the wearable tech options available now! The first pocketbook case is super cute! I wish they had it for the droid turbo!

NPC said...

I love how modern those bags look. I like that green one! That pocket book catches my eye too.

Lisa said...

Those are amazing! I want all of them!!!!

Mark Ganzon Lalata said...

i love this bags. very stylish.

- Marina - said...

The stelle bag and the purse case are really nice <3

Maria G said...

Very beautiful.

Susan@Organized31 said...

Oh my! I am so not cool. I didn't even know these fancy schmancy purses existed. But now i'm intrigued.

Monica Maloney Heidler said...

This is a great idea! We use our speakers all the time and what a clever way to conceal/travel with them.

Cynthia Landrie said...

I love Shark Tank! These purses are too cute and I really think they would be great to have.