I'm really falling for all the quirky novelty purses out there, you guys.
First it was the T-Rex purse by Kate Spade:
But even on sale (WAIT IT'S ON SALE??) it's like $227, and the most I've ever spent on a purse is... let's see... maybe $30?
Then I fell into the Betsey Johnson Wonderland of novelty purses:
SO MUCH PRETTY.
But while not as pricey as Kate Spade, still kinda pricey, you know? Especially for something that's not an everyday bag.
Which is how I ended up stalking Amazon for crazy cute bags that were mega cheap - or at least under my $30 mark - that still had decent reviews. And I actually found some!
Plus, this could totally be my everyday bag:
Happy rainbow clouds go with everything, right?
Any of you Dizgeeks want to go 'bounding as a Dole Whip?
Because I have JUST THE BAG FOR IT:
Not digging the chain strap (how is that comfortable?), but at least that's easy to replace.
In fact, after a while I noticed chain straps are everywhere:
Unicorn Tears Cross Body Bag, $22 (Also comes in pink)
But for a purse shaped like a Big Gulp of Unicorn tears? I think we can let it slide.
(A lot of these bags are bigger than they look, btw. If you click through to the listings you can see better size references.)
Here's one Ron Swanson would love:
All it needs is this bacon wallet.
I'm also loving that a lot of these have free shipping. If you have Amazon Prime like I do, then I think most of them ship free. Talk about the cherry on top of your cupcake purse:
Disclaimer: This cupcake bag is EVERYWHERE, by lots of different sellers, but that link has lots of good reviews. (I also found the purse for only $6 here on BangGood, which is where I bought my giant cat head bag, if you want to take a chance.)
For you Space Geeks:
Planet Shoulder Bag, $18
Another chain strap - harrumph - but how cute would this be with a galaxy print dress?
You know, like this one I bought last month? :D
(The sizes run small - and the material feels like a bathing suit? - but this dress is super pretty and comfy, guys. And only $14!)
I've seen this next bag in a specialty store here in Orlando for $60 - and seriously considered getting it for my chicken-loving sister-in-law - so I was pretty psyched to find it online for less than half that price:
Rubber Chicken Purse, $25
It's really roomy inside and made of flexible rubber. Plus it's, you know, HILARIOUS.
(Anne-Marie, if this looks familiar come your next birthday, try to act surprised, k?)
This next one isn't exactly "cute," but dang is it cool:
I love the brass, and the clam shell design. It'd be perfect for Pirates-bounding, or just strutting your inner Goth.
And finally, of all the sweet purses I've found so far, I think this may be the sweetest:
If pink's not your thing, there's also a Lemonade!
It's a lot bigger than you'd expect, right?
I'm sure the straw must be super snaggy, but to me, that long vinyl strap makes up for it.
Which is your favorite? And what did I miss? Share your favorite novelty/shaped bag links in the comments - bonus points if they're under $30. I know Etsy is a treasure trove of handmade cuties, too, but I haven't dived in over there yet, so feel free to suggest some stores to get me started!