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Aug 9, 2011
09:06 AM
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Pick of the Week: A Summer Essential

Pick of the Week: A Summer Essential

For those ladies who've ever been to a summer festival, fair, concert or outdoor shindig, one thing is for sure: you don't want to carry a huge, heavy handbag. At least I don't. I've found that when I carry a large handbag I get warmer because of the bulk, and my bag often brushes against people in crowded areas. My solution is to carry a sleek crossbody bag or a small wristlet that loops around my wrist. But it's hard finding a great wristlet that is large enough to carry the essentials AND look cute. Many of them are very small!

I've perused EuropeanMarket.us before, a Madison website that offers a nice curated selection of goods from France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and more. And these French canvas wristlets are amazing! At $40, these could easily be twice the price and look like they could be found in a pricier boutique (the stripes are very Coach-like, no?). Which is ironic, because according to the product description: "In fact, [owner] Sandrine worked at Hermès, so this duo knows fashion and high quality." These are made in a small leather studio that makes all of their purses, bags, belts and bracelets by hand.

French canvas wristlets, available at EuropeanMarket.us

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As Madison Magazine's style editor, Shayna Mace writes the monthly "Window Shopping" column about Madison's coolest store owners, products and shops. She also reports on Madison's most stylish people, chic items she loves, store events and sales, and additional dish in her weekly blog. Her favorite places to check out around town are local boutiques, consignment and vintage shops for one-of-a-kind treasures, new restaurants and bars, and anywhere that affords her the opportunity to meet and talk to Madison's most inspirational (and many times, fashionable!) people.

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