February 1st, 2012

The simple bag

Courtesy of Vogue February 2012 issue

I love the idea of this story from February Vogue and it came out when I was thinking down the same lines. There are lots of great bags on offer right now and for spring I want something a little more understated. And truly functional- it needs to be large enough and somewhat structured for my iPad and most importantly, it must go over my shoulder. The latter being a big must. I have loved my bottle-green tote and will put it away for next fall, but I want something now that will keep my stuff in place–constantly digging for keys is maddening.

The problem is that I have been a hobo-style girl since I got my first hadbag at Gucci in Rome with my mother in the early 80s (I still have it and it is divine- slouchy, camel calfskin). But, technology has changed my thinking about what I like vs. what I need. I hate when my phone and iPad slip to the bottom of a tote with all my junk piling on top. Cannot be good for their longevity either.

I ended up buying a Givenchy flap-bag and am very happy. It covers all the bases and even though it is from Fall 2011, it is far better suited for spring. Best of all, it was on sale. Equestrian-ish and understated, this bag will go the distance. A true win win in my book.

Courtesy of Vogue February 2012 issue

 

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  • is the Givenchy bag good for petites? looks big. also, how heavy is it?

    ceeceeFebruary 1st, 2012  9:24 PM

     
  • I am 5’5″ and the small looks large on me. It is heavy-ish. Preston

    PrestonFebruary 1st, 2012  10:32 PM

     
  • I got the Hermes double sens bag bc it is reversible so you get two bags for the price of one and is so handy

    NaomipicksJanuary 6th, 2013  12:13 PM

     

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