The other day, I was going through a subway turnstyle when the handle of my crossbody caught. It yanked me back, ripped my bag (thanks TopShop!), and sent my personals flying everywhere. I was that girl picking up coins like it was my lucky day at Columbus Circle, when in fact, it was the exact opposite. Ever since that mortifying moment a few weeks back, I’ve been on the search for bags that won’t break my wallet, but won’t rip to smithereens either.

That’s why this Accessory Saturday is all about Olivia + Joy. I’d never heard of them before, because for some reason my brain clumps all brand names with (+) signs into one box, merging everything they’ve ever created into one mental megabrand. But, Olivia + Joy, for those who fortunately don’t think like me, is a collection that offers consumers on-trend bags at reasonable prices.

So rather than buying, one hot ticket “it” bag from Saks, you’re able to purchase quite a few styles from Olivia + Joy for a fraction of the cost. Crossbodys, satchels, totes, hobos, clutches, wristlets, double handles, top handles – every handbag style under the sun. Especially when you have the Kardashians, Cavallaris, and Palermos of the world inside every fashion magazine possible sporting a new look, it’s not easy to keep up. P.S. These same ladies adore Olivia + Joy by the way.

Check out their latest collection that features modern twists on classic silhouettes available at select Macy’s, Bon-Tons, and online at