Fashion Files : Street Vs Brands - Let the sling purses add up you style quotient

By Aakriti


Hi girls,
So finally, it has started raining. Monsoons are finally here… So it means more times indoor and less time shopping. But does anything stop a shopaholic… naaaa… J
Today I bring to you my post on the most essential accessory a woman carries – PURSE!

From a pen to lipstick to comb to notepad… we have it all chucked at in one single purse! Poor thing doesn't even get to breath !!!
And Tote purses are so very in these days. They go well with almost every thing and every occasion.
So, for our small day trips or parties, I wish to showcase some lovely totes in this week’s STREET vs. BRANDS .

Street Vs Brands - Let the sling purses add up you style quotient 

The first category, you all know by now, is STREET
I happen to have picked this Bronze tote purse from not exactly a street sale but a small store in a street lane in sector 35 Chandigarh called "Sparkles".

It’s blingy, it’s compact, it’s quilted and has got a single chain strap to it…. Perfect for girls…
It's the best match fixer to a nice cocktail dress with same coloured matching heels or a belt on the dress.

Being a metallic colour it's easy to pair this up with almost all shades. It can accommodate up to one mini wallet, a lipstick (for those who love and need touchups) , and maybe few other small items. Not very spacious but like I said ... appropriate for a short visit to an event where it acts more like a style statement than your mini luggage.

I happened to have picked it for a reasonable price for its rexin, inner lining and chain strap at INR 600 only.

Street Vs Brands - Let the sling purses add up you style quotient
The next my beloveds, is BRANDS

The international Store "Accessorize" with its outlets in many parts of India has almost become the heart throb for all girls with its wide collection of accessories. I being one of it's fan, happened to have picked this Snake print, nude shade tote purse at 50% off during sale time. 

Being a chain strap lover I couldn't resist to purchase this semi formal tote from there. Its shade is neutral and can match with a lot of clothes especially black, white, grey and off white.

It's a little more spacious than the above purse and therefore can also be taken for short drive to nearby places, malls, lunch with the gang or evening snacks. Fill it in with your favourite novel, wallet, makeup pouch and other small items and you are good to go.

In the sales, it costed me INR 1699, but its an amazing deal from a store like such. I’ve used it roughly, chucked it on rough surfaces and not a single injury has it got…. So it indeed is like an investment…

Hope you loved both these bags. So what are you waiting for? Get your sleeves pimped with your very own CHAIN STRAP Bags and flaunt it around the city.
Amigos !

PEL SHOUTS : Another awesome post from Aakriti’s kitty. I remember you telling me about Sparkles… Next whenever I am there, I’ll surely tag along. I am also a big bag freak (not girlie purses exactly), but I love mine to be more rustic or boho… You are the blingy one na…
Eagerly waiting for your next one…

How did you find this feature on PEL ?
 What are your favourite brands or markets for picking up purses? What kind of purses do you love? 

Do share you views and please leave in comments because it really encourages me and makes me superhappy :-D Also, share your blog titles with latest blog posts and we will form a mutual love connect :)


  1. I'm a hoarder of purses and love street shopping the most coz in that we can collect lots of stuff ;) lovely post Aakriti

  2. Aakriti Saxena24 July 2014 at 18:47

    hi Arzoo , yes im a street shopper as well , just increases your wardrobe big time .. and thankyou :D

  3. Yes you are right there is a purse for every occasion! Love your choices here! So chic and will go with everything! My favorite type of bags are fun and unique ones that no one else has!


  4. Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters25 July 2014 at 21:57

    Getting such affordable and stylish beauties is like a accomplishment!! :) Always on the look out for some.. ;)

    lovely picks.. :)

  5. omg Aakriti u shop from sparkles too? despite living in Delhi I prefer that store above all the brands coz they get such cute,cute stuff from bangkok! this time I think street won hands down though that accessorize purse is really pretty but price wise the sparkles sling bag is a great deal!

  6. Aakriti Saxena27 July 2014 at 10:19

    Hey , yes I love shopping from sparkles .. their shoes , bags everything is just so amazing

  7. Aakriti Saxena27 July 2014 at 10:21

    yes completely affordable ! :D thankyou

  8. Aakriti Saxena27 July 2014 at 10:23

    Thankyou sooo much :D

  9. I have to say this time Streets won! Though I love Accesorize stuff nd this bag is quite pretty...The Street Bag is just adorable... :) Lovely pick!


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