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24 MINERAL KING PUBLISHING O ne accessory that will never cease to be pur- chased is handbags and purses. Everywhere you go, you find different styles, colors and features that instantly make you ask, "I wonder where she got that", and if you are bold enough to approach and ask, her response just might be, "I got it at A La Mode in Exeter." Owner Jessica White says that some bold colors that are hot right now are deep reds, purples and blues and one style that never goes out of fashion is animal prints, and those can be gone almost as soon as they hit the shelves. Aside from the bold colors, tradi onal blacks and grays can also be found to accommodate customers who want only a couple of bags to accompany their wardrobe. And from an average range of $30-$75 for these bags, you can definitely buy a few at a me. Now since it is the holiday season and there are usually fun gatherings and par es to a end, one tends to look for the chic and fun clutch or small handbag to go with a dress. A La Mode sells clutches year round, not only to cater to the fun night ou ngs, but also for weddings. Mothers, brides and bridesmaids can find elegant and tasteful clutches for their wedding occasion during any season of the year. A unique feature the majority of these clutches pos- ses are chain straps. So, should you decide not to hold it in your hand the en re me, or fret upon leaving it at a loca on, simply open up the clutch and pull out the a ached chain strap for comfort and security. For everyday use, the tote is s ll the most common and purposeful bag to purchase, whether for yourself or as a gi . At A La Mode, some of their totes they label 'the bag within a bag' for the simple reason that on the inside there is a small bag you can snap inside which can hold extra items or your essen als like a wallet and phone. That way, if you need to run inside a store to make a quick purchase, you can just snap off the inside and take it in with you and not have to worry about taking in the whole purse. Another popular tote that A La Mode carries is a 'reversible'. There can be a funky and fun color on a la mode can outfit you with a purse to enhance your style of HAPPINESS "An accessory is merely a piece of iconography, used to express individual identity. And it's pretty!" -The Devil Wears Prada PurSE-uit TexT By emily ArchuleTA phoTogrAhy By BriAn J. ArchuleTA

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