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November 9, 2007
It's in the bag

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We all know Parisian women have a keen eye for fashion, so if they're wearing it or - in this case - carrying it, it's worth a mention.

Here in Sacramento, the easiest way to go French with your fashion (without buying a plane ticket) is probably a trip to Le Petit Paris boutique in midtown. Owner Tassina Placencia is constantly going back and forth from Sactown to Paris to bring back the latest trends.

Her latest find? The handmade Un Jour Un Sac (translated: one day, one bag) handbag line (shown above), which has been popular in France for almost 10 years. Un Jour Un Sac was created by designer Francois Renier. The concept is: bags made of paper, fabric or leather that come with interchangeable straps in a mix of colors. So, depending on your fashion mood on a given day, your bag can coordinate with your ensemble.

Tassina says she visited the Un Jour Un Sac boutiques on her last shopping tour to Paris.

"I met with Monsieur Renier at his showroom, where he explained his unique concept to me," she says. "He explained that it's really about playing a game - the game of having fun (while selecting) your personalized bag. With each change of the handle ... you can completely change the look."

Now, your game plan should be to attend Tassina's trunk show at 6 p.m. Saturday to see if Un Jour Un Sac is Sacramento's hottest handbag! (And how could something called "Sac" not be a hit in Sacramento?)

Check it out at 1221 19th St.

Also on Saturday, if you're headed to the Galleria in Roseville, Macy's will unveil several of its newly expanded departments, including the women's INC fashion area and the housewares area. And what better way to mark the occasion than an INC fashion show?

General seating for the free show will start at 1:30 p.m., with the show starting at 2. So, if you're in the store and seats are available, grab one! And here's the bonus for shoppers: All INC apparel will be 20 percent off the entire day.

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