Ostrich has always been my favorite type of exotic skin and lately I've been dying for a new one. The problem? The price!! Ranging from $3000-7000+, its not like I can just skip over to a store and pick out my favorite ostrich purse whenever I feel like :P So imagine my excitement over Bird Handbags!! These delicious creations are by designer Liz Carey and I first learned about them awhile back through the Purse Blog. The slate bag on the left is the Lady and she'll cost you $1955. The emerald bag on the right is the Lil' Lady and goes for $1700. Now I'm not trying to say that $1700-1900 is cheap BUT compared to what other designers offer, these babies are darn good deals!! My favorite is the Lil' Lady in emerald and after some thinking, I've decided this bag should be #3 on my purse wish list. :D Here's another picture of the Lady so you can get an idea what it looks like when you wear it:
Of course you could also just wear it on the side of your body like Kate Hudson:
The style is a bit bohemian which isn't exactly what I usually go for but hey...simple design, well-made, good price, great colors and OSTRICH...what more can I ask for?
**UPDATE: I contacted Bird Handbags and found out that the price of the Lil' Lady is actually $1700 NOT $1610. Here are the size differences between the two: "The Lady is approx 32 inches from the knot in the strap to the bottom of the bag and about 11 inches across the body when lying flat on a table. The Lil lady is approx 30 inches from knot to bottom and 9 inches across the body. The Lady can be worn messenger style, across the body. The lil lady only works as an over the shoulder bag because the straps are a bit shorter." **