Sling a snapshot of the Southwest over your shoulder with this cotton tote. A Spanish mission, desert flowers and a grinning señorita in traditional Mexican garb decorate this $29.95, one-pocket purse. If you want to take the essence of the desert with you when you travel, you’ll find it at A Perfect Pantry, 21 E. Congress St.

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