Melie Bianco Knotted Handbag, $95 at Fixture (before the 20 percent off this week).
One of my best friends, who sometimes is a very rude person, chastised me a few weeks ago for proudly wearing a beautiful blue handbag that's crumbling and ripping apart at the edges. I discovered it at a store in Bucktown called Daffodil Hill more than two years ago on a shopping day with my girlfriends. The store is no longer there, but the bag has lived on and holds a spot very near and dear to my heart.
I have been putting off the search for a new handbag, because it just felt too soon. But this weekend I decided it was time, and I brought my husband along for moral support.
Fixture, 2108 W. Roscoe, has an impressive selection of handbags -- leather, non-leather, canvas and more, in every color you can think of (even my husband was impressed). I wasn't ready to move on just yet (I may stop by again later this week for a second look), but I suggest anyone who's in the market for a handbag to check out the sale. All handbags and clutches are 20 percent off from now until Saturday.