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SPRING 2012: The Gladstone bag

As seen on the runways of Louis Vuitton and Celine, The Gladstone bag is the one must-have accessory for Spring/Summer 2012.

Words: Tai Lotson, Beauty and Style Editor

The Gladstone bag, better known as the “Doctors bag” was first introduced during the 19th century. Watch any film during that era and you just might spot a few. Ideal for storing tools and equipment, this bag is a classic win because of its size and purposeful functionality. But of course, leave it to designers like Louis Vuitton to remix it and bring The Gladstone back into the mainstream.

Sure, we ladies often carry serious loads in our purses on the daily. From our iPads, smartphones, to the ever-so necessary extra pair of heels (or flats), it appears that The Gladstone’s return is right on time. So tuck away that clutch that only carries a small pack of Kleenex and lipgloss, and pick up the “it” accessory of the approaching season.

But before you do, here are a few do’s and don’ts for our lovely Gladstone.

Do wear this bag to work, and then to happy hour for play.

Do not wear this bag on a night out on the town with your girls, especially if you plan to go from club to club. (This bag is just too big to be concerned with while you’re trying to do the Two Step.)

Do go to dinner with your special friend because this bag comes in bold colors and luxurious fabrics that will surely get you some compliments and cool points to boot.

For more information and pricing on Louis Vuitton handbags, visit their site HERE.

For more information and pricing on Celine handbags, visit their site HERE.

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