If you're a firm believer in the idea that shoes simply have to match your handbag, check out online shoe and handbag retailer 6pm.com. (You might remember the store from when it used to be called Shoedini.) The site has this very cool feature called Match Maker, which lets you search for a matching bag every time you find a pair of shoes you like.
To use Match Maker, just click on the "see bags that match" button, and the site automatically suggests a number of potential handbags that coordinate. While the first suggestion isn't always perfect, at least one choice in the top five is usually spot on. Plus, the site gives you a large variety of items to chose from, and you can rate how good the match is—presumably so 6 p.m. can keep tweaking the formula. At the very least, it's a fun way to discover new handbags, as if we needed another excuse.