Uh oh. Now you’ve done it. You blew the rent money at Barneys.
It was the darn makeup department. (Man, those counter ladies can be persuasive!) That dreamy Stila lipstick. The miracle under-eye concealer. (Sleep just wasn’t in the cards, Ambien and all.) The Chanel lipstick. (It wanted a home!) That Lancome powder. (Can it really make me look like Uma?)
Sucker. But the deed’s done. And now you need something to carry it around in. Solution: Stephanie Johnson’s bags. You pick the style (makeup, jewelry, brush, hanging) and print (toile, leopard, Missoni-like stripes, jute, raffia). The bonus details: contrasting geometric linings, zipper pulls made from Turkish silk knots and ribbons, and removable pouches and mirrors.
Let’s face it: You can use all the freebies you can get. (Especially when the makeup lady won’t cough up a decent sample or two.)
Available at Jennifer Kaufman, the Beverly Center, 131 North La Cienega, (310-854-1058); Sage, 7377 1/2 Beverly Boulevard, (877-698-7243); or online at stephaniejohnson.com.