Purse Splurge:Christian Louboutin’s Farida Messenger Bag

For your next luxurious purse splurge, go for a chic and practical bag that will transcend time and season, like Christian Louboutin's Farida Messenger Bag (but not like Jill Sander's $300 paper bag purse). Take a look inside the gorgeous calfskin cross body bag, available in the season's hottest color, oxblood, thanks to Style Blazers' up-close and personal photos. It's surprisingly roomy, the perfect size for daily wear. January Jones has been sporting a forest green version of the Farida bag lately. In October alone, the Mad Men star was photographed carrying the purse at least six times! We love when celebrities are all for being seen in things more than once!

If this $1595 must remain on your designer luxe list, but you're still keen for a designer quality bag, check out the beautiful handbags by Deadly Ponies. They're by no means a steal, but with costs staying within the three digit range, they're a more practical choice for the savvy shopper than Louboutin.

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