Trend Watch: Traditional Totes

This spring, fashion-lovers the world over will be clamoring for an old favorite: the traditional tote bag shape. We’ve all seen that classic shape. From the grocery store to the ballpark, it’s the go-to bag type for keeping all your gear safely stowed and close at hand.

Holiday Gift Guide

Once the turkey has been eaten and the plates have been cleared, the holiday shopping season will begin in earnest. We’re sure you have quite a list of friends and relatives to shop for, and you want to give each one of them the perfect gift. But what do you give the woman who has everything? Handbags are always a good, stylish choice, and we have suggestions to fit every lady on your list.

Fall in Love with our Holiday Favorites

With Thanksgiving less than 2 weeks away (for those of us in the US, at least), the holiday season is finally upon us. From Thanksgiving dinner with the family to office Christmas parties to that big New Year’s bash, there’s no doubt you’ve got plenty of parties and celebrations awaiting you in the months ahead. Here are our suggestions for adding the perfect dash of style to your holiday ensembles.

Rainy Day Chic

October is almost over, and that means that fall has well and truly arrived. For many places, fall brings rain and lots of it, with the promise of snow in the not-to-distant future. The open-top tote bags that fill our summertime wardrobe don’t mix well with the wet weather of fall and winter, so what’s a fashionista to do? Here at MG Collection, we have a few recommendations for handbags that will keep your belongings safely tucked away in the months ahead.

A Fashion Exclamation

Every fashionista knows there’s a lot that goes into creating the perfect outfit, from coordinating colors to factoring in the season and the occasion. With everything there is to consider, it can be easy to pay less attention to accessories, including your handbag. However, the handbag should not be overlooked!

Game Day Gear

For a lot of us, fall means more than just cute boots, pumpkin spice lattes, and pretty colored leaves. Fall also (and perhaps mostly) means football, and any superfan knows that the best way to enjoy a game is to be there at the stadium, right in the middle of all the hoopla. Along with the question of what to wear (jersey, face paint, brightly colored wig – or all 3?) comes the question of how to keep essential items close at hand while you’re at the game.

For the 2014-2015 football season, a new NFL policy has made that question a bit more difficult to answer. The new safety initiative (which is now in effect) restricts all fans to the following 3 options when carrying your belongings at the game:

• 1 clear tote bag made of plastic, vinyl, or PVC that does not exceed 12” X 6” X 12”

• 1 gallon-size re-sealable, clear plastic storage bag (Ziploc or similar)

• 1 small clutch bag (with or without a handle or strap) that is no larger than 4.5” X 6.5”

Note: You must choose to carry either the clear tote OR the re-sealable, clear plastic bag, but the clutch bag can be carried in addition to either of the clear bags.

Ready to show off your stylish side and keep your necessities (like keys, ID, credit cards, cash, etc.) with you while you’re cheering on your favorite team? MG Collection has a mini clutch bag that is just the right size!


EVE Red Snake Print & Rhinestone Encrusted Clutch

Get edgy style and convenient storage for game day essentials all in one chic package! The deep red leatherette exterior of this hard-case clutch boasts a snakeskin print that will bring touch of bold style to any look, and the finger ring at the top is encrusted with rhinestones for a dash of sparkle. Use the finger ring to carry this fashion purse as a clutch, or attach the chain handle or the chain shoulder strap to go hands-free.

Fall 2014 Trend Watch

Don’t worry, there’s no need to check your calendars – there’s still plenty of summer left! However, the mid-point of August does mean that fall is on the horizon, making now the perfect time to start thinking about the handbag trends you’ll be seeing everywhere once the season of colorful leaves, comfy sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything begins!