This Adorable Heart-Shaped Bag by ArtSugar x Reagan Corbett Isn't Just a Valentine's Accessory
ArtSugar never fails to impress with their art-first home decor, wall art and more, but their new bag collaboration with artist Reagan Corbett might be my favorite pieces yet from their ever-growing collection.
The ArtSugar x Reagan Corbett Jelly Bear Mini Purses are absolutely darling statement handbags that add a pop of color and sass to any outfit, available in three striking colors and patterns. The team behind the launch was kind enough to send me one of the bags to try out, and it's quickly become one of my go-to accessories.
For these bold jelly bear mini purses, ArtSugar teamed up with Houston-based artist Reagan Corbett. She's a multimedia artist whose portfolio includes sculptures of gummy bears and "happy pills," representing the vices we turn to for joy along the journey of life. For this collection, those sculptures were distilled into colorful 2D art, making the perfect accents for the bags and the perfect meeting place of art and fashion.
The bags themselves are heart-shaped and made of PVC jelly, coming in yellow, pink and orange, with mixtures of images of gummy bears and capsules on the fronts. They're rather small—3.4 by 4.7 by 1.97 inches—making them dainty yet practical, and they also come with a detachable 50-inch copper chain allowing you to wear them with any outfit. They also come packaged in a satin dust bag for storage and sell for $75 each on the ArtSugar website.
For my review, I was sent the yellow version of the bag, bearing the image of six sweet gummy bears in pink, orange, red, purple, white and blue. First off, I was struck by just how cute the entire design was, and even though it's heart-shaped, I think the colors and design will make this look work far beyond Valentine's Day.
It came wrapped in a white satin dustbag, so it was in pristine condition, and inside of the bag itself was the long copper chain. The goldish color looks fantastic alongside the buttercup yellow of the bag. Also, while the space inside the bag itself is pretty small, it's big enough for cash and cards, and even stuff like lip balms, glosses and sticks for touch-ups, plus house and car keys. Whether you decide to use it to accessorize a monochrome outfit or one that includes every color of the rainbow, you really can't go wrong. It'll make you smile just to look at it!
These jelly bags really are wearable pieces of art, with bright, fun colors and cheeky patterns that offer something different than you'll find anywhere else. The bag may be small, but that's a benefit, rather than a detriment when it comes to accessorizing, and at $75, the price is right, too. This will also make an awesome Valentine's Day gift to someone you love (or even yourself)—especially because they'll want to wear it even once the holiday has passed.
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