PURSE FETISH

ZARA TEREZ HANDBAGSzara1Some people have shoe fetishes but mine happens to be handbags! I just can't have enough or too many! As a frugal shopper, I find myself skimming through magazines to find  the latest "it" bag. Then I look for something comparable and affordable, but sometimes the look-a-likes are outrageously priced. Enter Zara Zimmerman, a 22-year-old designer who broke barriers and launched Zara Terez in 2008.

Zimmerman believes that the interior of a bag is equally as important as the exterior so once you open up one of these gorgeous purses you'll love her eye catching linings.  Each style pays homage to a different neighborhood of New York City's five boroughs (I think I should purchase the Nolita). So if you're looking for the next must-have bag that is head turning both inside AND out, check out Zimmerman's collection. This bag lady held a trunk show last week. Her handbags are available online at ZaraTerez.com and specialty retail stores worldwide, including Big Drop, Nordstrom, The Shoe Box and Searle. Retail prices range from $125-600. Below are some photos. Until next time, stay chic! - Arleny G.