7 Structured Bags to Consciously Combat Purse Clutter

Ah yes! The structured bag. One of the crown jewels of contemporary fashion. It's the place where you hide all of your secrets (and emergency remedies). If you are like most women, the minute you turn that thing inside out, most people will shriek. That is why the exterior is oh so important - it gives people little to no clue about what is happening within. With a structured exterior shell, all of your goodies can jiggle on the subway together, perfectly protected and out of sight.

If you are going to do a structured bag, there are a few things to consider, namely color, silhouette, arm strap versus no strap, and price. Our editors have put together a series of consciously-made bags that cover all of these variables. Click through to see more. 

Jesse Ayala

New York, New York, USA

Developing social good and value-adding products, Ayala seeks to enhance culture and behavior through experiences that address both macro- and micro-level problems. This mantra has led Ayala down an non-traditional career path, linking fashion, technology, performance art, media, education, community building, and design. Ayala has been honored by the Huffington Post and InStyle magazine for innovation and style in the digital new economy. Ayala is the co-founder and Creative Director of Modavanti.com.