Bag lady

Her husband Tom’s passion was spy novels (“The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games”). But Alexandra Clancy favors bagging it for a cause. Her luxe accessories line, Alexandra Clancy, features link bracelets and necklaces as well as handbags in various colors and styles – handcrafted in Italy – that display her passion for sumptuous materials and for detail. (The bags are as handsome and polished on the inside as they are on the outside.)

But it’s not just about the bag. A portion of sales goes to, with children in more than 150 classrooms across the nation being helped through the partnership. At this nonprofit website – which operates somewhat like a bridal registry – public school teachers can post requests for their classrooms, which include anything from art supplies and technology to books for their students, allowing the donors to choose the projects they’d like to support.

It is, as they say, in the bag.

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– Georgette Gouveia

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