May 05, 2008 01:38 ET

Handbag Sales Up 103%, Driving Growth

Top Trends: Brights, Totes, Summer Clutches, and Prints

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Fashion accessories continue to drive growth, with April year-over-year handbag sales up 103%. The online retailer is experiencing phenomenal sales growth this spring from top brands such as Vera Bradley, Kathy Van Zeeland and The Sak.

"Women are reacting positively to eBags' 200 handbag brands and 11,000 handbags, covering all fashion trends and price points," said Nancy Behrendt, senior director of merchandising at "We're also excited that the designer labels and emerging designers are weathering the current retail climate so well."

Top selling trends on include bright colors, totes, clutches for summer and fashion prints that make a bold statement. eBags' emerging designer boutique named On the Streets is another area exhibiting heightened interest among fashion-savvy shoppers who are searching for the newest trendsetting purses from designers just coming onto the fashion scene.

"'s 30% increase in sales in April is the result of a lot of hard work. We passed the 500 brand mark, made numerous site improvements, and continue to focus on the customer. Add in $4.00 a gallon gas prices and shoppers not wanting to fight crowds at the mall, and we are confident the eBags momentum will continue," said Peter Cobb, senior vice president and co-founder of


eBags is the world's leading online retailer of luggage, handbags, business cases, backpacks and accessories for all lifestyles. With over 7.3 million bags sold, eBags offers over 1.4 million unbiased customer reviews, features 500 brands and over 34,000 products from names such as Vera Bradley, Samsonite, Tumi, The North Face, Dakine, JanSport, Kenneth Cole, Kathy Van Zeeland, kate spade, Fossil, and Nike. eBags also hosts On the Streets, an online boutique that showcases 80-plus emerging designers and allows customers to meet new designers through intimate avenues that include video and personal interview Q & A. eBags is a proud supporter of the fight against breast cancer and donates 10% of the retail price of each Pick Pink product towards breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. is a part of eBags, Inc. which includes eBags UK. For more information on eBags, please visit

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