I’ve been packing for a weekend getaway in DC – woohoo! – and pondering which item I’m most excited about for my trip so I can share it in today’s travel style post.
There are several contenders – a surprising number of which are iridescent. Well, I guess that’s not actually very surprising for a gal who’s been wondering why Hologram, Petrol, Oil Slick and Opalescent are not standard car colors – because any of these options would bring some real excitement to car shopping.
But the item that I keep returning to is something that I’ve wanted for many years.
Yes, it’s shiny.
But it’s also very practical: a beautifully designed purse hanger.
A purse hanger is useful anywhere to keep your bag off the ground, easy to reach and in your line of sight, but I associate them with travel because I first heard of “purse hangers” in London – where many of the touristy areas are notorious for purse snatching. And a jet-lagged and easily distracted sightseer is always going to be a good target for a thief.
I’ve admired any number of fancy, embellished bag hangers over the years – but none of them has ever seemed quite right.
I think that’s because this highly functional item is a perfect match for clean, modern design. And Clipa (shown above) is the brand that’s figured this one out.
It opens to easily hang on a table, a door, a hook, or any number of other surfaces. When you’re not using the purse hanger, it attaches neatly to the bag – or could even be worn as a bangle if you’re so inclined.
The Clipa 2 Purse Hanger that’s shown above is about $16 from Amazon in 5 different metal finishes.
Apparently, the Clipa 2 is a new and improved design for 2016. It also costs almost $10 less than the original Clipa design, which is about $25 and Made in the USA. (The Clipa 2 is imported).
If you’re the type of person who gives a lot of thought to things like metal finishes for bathroom fixtures, you’ll enjoy checking out all the Clipa options on Amazon (silver or gold; shiny or matte; and more!).
And if you love Clipa’s clean design – but also love a little bling – this Crystal Clipa Jenna Purse Hanger with Swarovski Elements Crystals is definitely the one for you!
This fancy Swarovski upgrade is $40 and Made in the USA.
And perhaps 2017 will be the year that Clipa debuts purse hangers with iridescent finishes. Pretty please?!?
Have a great weekend!
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