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Q:

What's the best designer bag for an outdoor girl?

What's the best designer bag for an outdoor girl? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

What's the best designer bag for an outdoor girl? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

A:

I would not shy away from Prada’s Cervo Lux ($2,052) leather handbag if it fell out of the sky and hit me on the head, but I’d rather put my precious $2,000 toward something more fun and functional, like a new pair of Nordic skate skies. Besides, since handbags are all about status and making a statement, why not make an important statement with a Bazura Bag?

This new Canadian company designs and sells stylish and sustainable bags and accessories made by a Filipino women’s co-operative out of non-biodegradable juice containers and recycled rice bags (basura is a Filipino word for “garbage"). And don’t roll your eyes at “recycled." Just because it’s made out of a plastic juice box doesn’t mean it won’t go with your Jimmy Choos.

My favorite, the Woven Wood Handle Bag ($48), is designed in a traditional box-weave pattern, has bamboo handles, and comes in a rainbow of colors. Just like a major label, it screams “look at me!"

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