I remember growing up in Jackson, Mississippi and shopping at the mall. Jackson had a few really nice boutiques, but back then they were all geared toward the older shopper. I wouldn't have dreamed of buying anything at Maison Weiss or Frances Pepper as my mother frequently did. For me, it was all Limited, Gap and some department stores.
I also remember vividly the Clinique girls in their lab coats and clear purses. I now know that the department store mandated employees to carry those bags so they could keep an eye on theft, but they just seemed super chic to me. I wanted one! At age 10 and 11 I vividly remember planning out what I would carry in them since everyone would see the contents.
So when I ran across this post on Sketch 42, I simply had to share it. I think what appeals to me much more than the DIY aspect (I'm not much of a DIY girl actually, but for a Lucite clutch, I'm totally game) is that the blogger thought about what went in it.
It reminded me of this jelly Speedy style bag I just saw - and almost bought - from Furla. BAGPOOR has a great post about it here. It's not as clear as Lucite, but stuff will definitely be visible. What will you carry? Valley of the Dolls/sarong/bikini? New York Times/Paris Match/your passport? Whatever you choose... make it count!