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Fashionable options to comply with the new clear-bag policy at UK football games

PSA: SEC clear bag policy with Daniel Boone

As a reminder, UK Athletics is implementing the SEC’s new clear bag policy at Kroger Field this season as an additional safety measure and to facilitate entry. Each fan will be permitted to carry one large clear bag plus a small clutch that does n
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As a reminder, UK Athletics is implementing the SEC’s new clear bag policy at Kroger Field this season as an additional safety measure and to facilitate entry. Each fan will be permitted to carry one large clear bag plus a small clutch that does n

If you’re a University of Kentucky football fan, then add a clear bag to the list of this year’s fall wardrobe must-haves.

A new policy enacted by the Southeastern Conference and adopted for all UK football games requires visitors to carry easily searchable clear bags.

According to the UK Athletics website, each fan will be permitted to carry one large clear bag — either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or a 12-inch by 6-inch by 12-inch clear bag — plus a small clutch that doesn’t exceed 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and is easily searched.

But you don’t have to leave fashion at the gate. We found sturdy totes, and Henry Dry Goods has a new Clearly Collection features.

A clear zip pouch, $14 at Twochicksandcompany.com, is available in a variety of colored accents. For $10 you can have it personalized with a monogram. They’re available online, and starting Monday, look for the bags at Two Chicks and Co., 124 Southland Drive.

When it comes to carting around game-day essentials, nothing beats a tote. Kentucky Branded, with stores at Hamburg and Fayette Plaza, offers totes with Kentucky-blue edging, shoulder straps, and the UK logo for $19.99.

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Fashion meets function in this Rupp Crossbody clear bag by Henry Dry Goods, $89. Photo provided

Henry Dry Goods, the Lexington company known for its stylish canvas bags, now offers the Clearly collection of bags featuring eight trim colors and leather straps. Stadium-approved designs include a bucket bag, a crossbody and a tote. Prices range from $65 to $89. You’ll find them at Peggy’s Gifts & Accessories at 112 Clay Avenue or Henrydrygoods.com.

More shopping news

▪  L.V. Harkness will offer deep discounts on select items from brands including William Yeoward, Christofle, Simon Pearce, Wedgwood, Haviland, Matouk, Ralph Lauren. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, , 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

▪  At House, 250 Walton Avenue, save 20 off storewide during the fall open house Monday through Sept. 16. The store will stay open until 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

▪  The Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 6270 Athens Walnut Hill Pike. Admission is $2, free for ages 11 and younger. 859-255-7309. Antiqueskentucky.com.

Harriett Hendren: 859-231-3175

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