For instance, why must it be so impossible to find a good tote without paying $500 or more? One with long enough straps so that you can comfortably carry it on your shoulder? A tote that doesn’t weigh a ton, and isn’t all tricked out with unnecessary hardware and frippery? Because I have been looking, and I am tired.
I don’t mind this waxed cotton number from Drake & Hen, though. It skews utilitarian but not oppressively so, and is lined with navy striped ticking. Linings make such a difference. Sometimes I’ll be on the fence about buying a bag or a jacket, and then I’ll notice that they’ve done something fantastic with the lining and I’m totally there.
The boppy little red and white straps on this Aubin & Wills bag make me happy.
I love everything about this Margiela tote: it’s, roomy, it’s pared-down, and it’s on sale.
This Jerome Dreyfuss bag might just need to be mine enough for me to head down to Creatures of Comfort later this afternoon to make it mine. At which point I will probably learn that they’ve only got it in their L.A. store.
I try to stay away from beautiful suede things, because I tend to destroy them as fast as I can get my hands on them. But is this not the most insane shade of blue?