April 22, 2004

Campus Couture

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No dressing rooms. No unflattering lights. Bags are definitely our favorite thing to shop for. Whether you use it by day to tote around your books, or by night to stash your fake ID, the bag on your arm makes the ultimate fashion statement. Just a useful way to carry around your stuff? We don’t think so. It’s nice to know you can always buy something you won’t outgrow … even if you gain the freshman fifteen.

Stella Bag

It’s functional. It’s pink. It’s made by Marc Jacobs. What more could a girl ask for? The main compartment is a great place to put your wallet or planner. And the two front pockets are perfect for lip-gloss, your cell phone, or gum. It’s an expensive piece of eye-candy, but hey, at 850 dollars, it still costs less than a semester’s worth of textbooks. And you’ll get a lot more use out of it.

Tote Bag

Vinyl? Too 80’s? Canvas? Leather? Cruel to animals? How about seatbelts? They save lives and actually look cute slung over your shoulder. Who knew wearing your seatbelt could be so cool? Besides, it’s the law.

Personalized Charm Tote Bag

Tired of mixing up your little black bag with someone else’s? With this personalized tote, that will never happen again. Sure, it’s a bit pricey, but wouldn’t it be worth it to make sure that no one forgets your name, even though you share it with 200 other people on campus?

Beaded Handbag

For those of you who like to fit more than a tube of lipstick and a credit card in your bag, this one isn’t for you. But, if you’re the kind of girl who craves sparkle and glamour, check out this tiny gem. It’ll accent any little black dress, but make sure you won’t need some emergency nail polish/hairspray/Valium to get you through the night.

Clutch Brief Case

Hitting the frat parties, but want to stand out from the crowd? This adorable clutch will add personality to any outfit. Usually, your choice of underwear is kept a secret between you and your pants. But now everyone can appreciate your taste in briefs. Just don’t let the frat boys get the wrong idea …

Roll Bag

The signature triangle tells it all. This satin black Prada beauty oozes class and sophistication — and it’s the ultimate status symbol. So if you feel like bringing a bit of city style to Ithaca, sling this bag over your shoulder while playing beer pong or hitting up Collegetown Pizza at 3 A.M.

Archived article by Wendi Kane and Katie Azzaro