The Things They Carried

Take a revealing look into the handbags—and lives—of strangers. What’s in your bag?

The Femme Fatale

Like the ocean, you don’t turn your back on the Femme Fatale, particularly after midnight. Satin clutch with lizard trimming, from Tod’s, which also designed her gloves. Other, uh, necessities: Chanel lipstick, Dior necklace, thigh-high stockings from Macy’s, a compact from Neiman Marcus, and an eyelash curler and makeup from Sephora. Card case from Valerie Joseph Boutique. For shopping details, please see below.

The Lady Killer

Confidence is an aphrodisiac, no? Tumi leather briefcase from Neiman Marcus; Omega watch available at Ben Bridge; card holder/golf-score notepad from Bobby Jones; pen, and key chain from Cartier; tie, Louis Vuitton; flask from Millennium. Nextel BlackBerry; book from Papyrus; Salvatore Ferragamo wallet and sunglasses; cosmetics from Sephora.

Now how did those panties … oh, never mind. Still, they’re from Valerie Joseph Boutique. For shopping details, please see below.

The C.E.O.

What glass ceiling? She whacked it with her Louis Vuitton L’Ingénieux bag. Her office supplies include a charm bracelet, umbrella and mirror from Burberry; cosmetic case and wallet by Coach; BlackBerry case from Cole Haan; Hermès scarf; green-tea mints from Honolulu Coffee Co.; Louis Vuitton keychain; hand wipes, portable crème and cologne, all from Neiman Marcus. Her leather journal is from Papyrus, pen and business card case from Tiffany & Co., and sunglasses by Salvatore Ferragamo. L’Occitane Crème Mains Hand Crème and Cargo Daily Gloss, available at Sephora. For shopping details, please see below.

The Heiress

At the gala, she dumps out her Yves Saint Laurent bag, spilling a guide to Paris from Bag ‘n Baggage; a Cartier pen; a white-gold ring and necklace by Chanel; a Dior key ring; a charm bracelet, dog collar and leash from Juicy Couture; a wallet and wraparound watch by Hermès; facial spray, sunglasses and a hairbrush from Neiman Marcus; makeup from Sephora; and a passport cover and pillbox from Tiffany & Co. For shopping details, please see below.



Shopping Details

The Femme Fatale Satin clutch with lizard trimming ($875) and leather and pony-hair gloves ($595), from tod’s. chanel lipstick ($29). dior “Tete De Mort” pendant (price upon request). Stockings from macy’s ($7). Estée Lauder ruby shimmer compact ($95) from neiman marcus. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in “Stalker,” ($15), Tarte Cheek Stain in “Flush” ($28), sephora brand Glitter Lashes ($8) and Eyelash Curler ($16), DuWop Lip Venom ($16) and Kiss Me Mascara ($24), all from sephora. Red Hot card case ($21) from valerie joseph boutique.

The Ladykiller Tumi leather briefcase ($450), in camel, available at neiman marcus. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph ($5,480); available at ben bridge. Crocodile-leather card holder/golf-score notepad ($225), from bobby jones. Pen and snap-hook key holder (prices upon request) from cartier’s Pasha de Cartier collection. Tie, 100-percent silk by louis vuitton (price upon request). Playboy metal hip flask ($29.99) from millennium. nextel BlackBerry 7100i (around $199). The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. ($14.95), at papyrus. salvatore ferragamo wallet, ($175) and sunglasses ($270). Paul Smith “Extreme” cologne ($48) and Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel ($17) from sephora. Panties ($18) from valerie joseph boutique.

The C.E.O. Louis vuitton L’Ingénieux bag (price upon request), shown in goatskin leather. Charm bracelet with watch ($525), lightweight mini umbrella ($100) and mirror ($85), by burberry. Legacy Stripe Cosmetic Case ($128) and Legacy wallet ($258), both by coach. Leather BlackBerry case ($75), cole haan collection. Scarf (price upon request), hermès. Sencha Naturals green-tea mints ($3.90), honolulu coffee co. Astropill lighted keychain (price upon request), louis vuitton. Bulgari green-tea hand wipes ($25), Frédéric Fekkai Crème Luxueuse Portables ($35) and Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne ($50), all courtesy of neiman marcus. Leather journal ($19.95), papyrus. Sterling silver pen and business-card case (prices upon request) by tiffany & co. Sunglasses ($350) by salvatore ferragamo. L’Occitane Crème Mains Hand Crème ($9) and Cargo Daily Gloss ($12), available at sephora.

The Heiress Double reversible bag in chocolate and bronze ($1,195) from yves saint laurent. Guidebook to Paris ($25) from bag ’n baggage. Pen (price upon request), cartier. “Mademoiselle” necklace and ring, shown in white gold, chanel (prices upon request). Flowers key ring (price upon request), dior. Cape Cod Dual Zone steel watch and Bearn classic wallet, (prices upon request) hermès. juicy couture leash and collar ($95), double-layered charm bracelet ($68) and charms ($25 to $45 each). From neiman marcus: Tom Ford’s “Whitney” ($300) sunglasses, a Mason Pearson hairbrush ($68) and La Mer The Mist ($50). Urban Decay Precious Metal Eye Sheen in “Trust Fund” ($18); Nars The Multiple blush stick in “Cannes,” ($36.50), and Sephora’s Super Sheen Bronzing Mist ($18), all from sephora. Patent-leather passport cover and sterling silver “1837” pillbox from tiffany & co, prices available upon request.


Bag ’n Baggage
Ala Moana Center, 942-4998.

Ben Bridge
Timeworks at Ala Moana Center, 951-5600
Pearlridge, 487-1689
Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui (808) 877-0122

Ala Moana Center, 951-6999

Bobby Jones
Ala Moana Center, 945-3503

Ala Moana Center, 955-5533
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 922-7555

Cole Haan
Ala Moana Center, 941-1270

Ala Moana Center, 943-6900
2222 Kalakaua Ave., 926-1947

Honolulu Coffee Co.
Visit for store locator.

Juicy Couture
Ala Moana Center, 942-7700
Also carried at Adasa stores; visit for locations.

Louis Vuitton
Ala Moana Center, 973-0580
2200 Kalakaua Ave., 971-6880
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 973-3388
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, (808) 875-6980
Whaler’s Village, Lahaina, Maui (808) 667-6114
Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Big Island,
(808) 886-0262

Visit for store locator.

Aloha Tower Marketplace, 545-7575

Neiman Marcus
Ala Moana Center, 951-8887

Visit for store locations.

Ala Moana Center, 947-2700
Ka‘ahumanu Mall, Kahului, Maui, (808) 871-5541

Salvatore Ferragamo
Ala Moana Shopping Center, 973-6101
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 971-4267

Ala Moana Center, 944-9797

Tiffany & Co.
Ala Moana Center, 943-6677
2100 Kalakaua Ave., 926-2600
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, (808) 891-9226
Whaler’s Village, Lahaina, Maui, (808) 667-7899

2120 Kalakaua Ave., 924-5110

Valerie Joseph Boutique
McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapi‘olani Blvd.

Yves Saint Laurent
2114 Kalakaua Ave., 924-6900.