More than an excellent way to tote prosthetic and biological hands, handbags decorate shoulders and wrists with more flair than epaulettes and handcuffs. Give your phalanges a lift with today's deal. For $25, you get $50 worth of handcrafted handbags from Blue Orchid Handbags, a Parma-based online accessory boutique.
A distinctive handbag brings personality to impersonal office attire, ties together casual get-ups, and serves as an identity marker at the outset of a blind date. Blue Orchid brings forth a bevy of choices for the stylish bag aficionado. Celebrate spring with a Kelly natural floral shoulder bag ($50), colorful and roomy enough to carry all of the day's necessities. A variety of clutches and evening bags are available for formal affairs. Keep evening attire edgy with a Jasmine pink-skull clutch ($42), printed with a skull-and-butterfly motif that blends the best parts of death and femininity. An Ava red evening bag ($45) is adorned in a black and red floral brocade that brings to mind Chinese slippers and elegant, dimly lit parlors of days long past. Shop online for a useful accessory that suits your individual taste and allegorical wardrobe.
Blue Orchid is the pet project of designer Jacqueline Adamany, whose affordable, one-of-a-kind designs have gained popularity in the Cleveland area and beyond. Each bag is handcrafted in her studio and designed to reflect a pantheon of personalities. Snap one up with today's deal, or give the Groupon as a Mother's Day gift, birthday present, or celebratory memento of Burton Gilliam Day.
- Her signature Meredith bag, with its pressed bottom and side seams, echoes the lines of the sturdy handles, while the Chloe shoulder bag combines a slightly slouchy crescent shape with knife pleats along the open edge. But the prints Adamany, 49, chooses for her bags — many are Asian-inspired with cherry blossoms or lighter floral colors — soften and contrast their precise edges. – Brittany Moffat, Cleveland
- [Adamany] is inspired from all surroundings; sometimes even the fabric gives her inspiration for a bag. She has two collections each year: spring/summer and fall/winter. Blue Orchid will also have a line of...floral pins available, which would make a great gift for friends, family or even yourself. – Nora Breznai, Fashionably Cleveland