Christine Price is a hot handbag designer for celebrities like Julia Roberts, Paris Hilton, Carrie Anne Inaba, Felicity Huffman, Angela Bassett and Anne Heche. I’ve seen pictures of celebrities carrying her handbags in magazines like OK! and on E!TV Online. I just haven’t paying that much attention to her bags for a few reasons. One, I’d never seen Christine’s bags in person and two, they seemed to be quite pricey. Last week I had the opportunity to meet Christine Price at the Sassy City Chicks shopping event and see her handbags for myself. I can now see what all the buzz is about. Her bags are really handsome. They are genuine leather with attractive hardware. If you’re a Mom, you’ll love the fact that her over sized travel bags like the “Tinely” have detachable liners that you can remove and wash. That way you can get clean your bag from time to time, get rid of all the cookie and goldfish crumbs, and find your stuff again in the cavernous black hole of a handbag we all carry.
Christine has been in business for four years, building her brand while raising four young children. She makes her bags for busy women like herself. Her bags are designed to be beautiful but functional. Unlike some designers, Christine only does handbags. She chooses to focus on just the one product line, instead or trying to do clothing or shoes too. I asked her what her top sellers are. She told me, “The Sybil bag, which retails for $199.99 is our top seller, then the Arelene Tuxedo bag.” Take a look at the pictures of the bags, and you’ll see why these bags would be coveted.
Ordinarily, Christine Price bags retail for $179.00 to $259.00. However, I have a little treat for all my readers, that I think you will love. Christine graciously offered all The Recessionista’s readers a 50% discount on her bags for the holidays (2010 only, limited time offer.) To hell with driving to the mall at 5: 00 am on the day after Thanksgiving to catch a bargain. You can get your discount by visiting Christine’s website and ordering using this code: HAUTE2010. I already broke down and bought some bags myself at the discount. I fell in love with the Alrene Tuxedo bag, and purchased the Sonia bag for my sister. Check out the Sonia bag below on Felicity Huffman’s arm. I bought both bags at the Sassy City Chick’s event so I didn’t have to pay for shipping on them
To shop at Christine Price, create an account on her website, place the bag you want into your shopping card and then enter the discount code at the final checkout. Please note, this is not a sponsored post, and I don’t receive a commission from the designer on the sale of bags from the blog. I can’t, they are already too deeply discounted This is just a good deal that I found, that I sincerely wanted to share with my readers. There are many readers who live outside Los Angeles and couldn’t attend the Sassy City Chicks event. Stay tuned, as I will be sharing more deals from the event this week to celebrate the holidays! After all, affordable luxury is the raison d’etre of The Recessionista.