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Chic Tweak: Handbag Helper

Source: Blueprint, January/February 2008


Sure, it houses your Kleenex and Halls, but that doesn't mean you can't get sick of your handbag. Wrapping microfiber-suede tape around the handles is an easy way to perk up your pocketbook. Its not permanent, so you can go with offbeat colors. Choose a single one or a mix -- like we did here.

Resources: Microsuede-fiber tape, Shindo, 212-868-9311. Andrea Brueckner Market tote, for stores.


  • Four 1-yard strips of microfiber-suede tape


  1. Buy four 1-yard strips of microfiber-suede tape, more for long handles.

  2. Double-knot two strips together and position the knot at the base of one handle (the tape is slightly tacky, so it'll stay in place).

  3. Crisscross the strands tightly and closely so the handle doesn't show through.

  4. Repeat with other handle.

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