Looking for a New Bag?
GOOD! I have just the bag, but first, a theory:
Gone are the days of handbags for the purpose of utilitarianism. Sure, you might still need to carry things around — but there is almost nothing you can’t improvise with the swift, compact use of just a wallet (or more aptly, a card holder), a cell phone (need a notebook? Got one there, a map? There’s an app for that. A protein bar? Advise Post Mates), and chapstick (or lipstick, or whatever).
No brands understand this better than Olympia Le-Tan and Charlotte Olympia but there is a caveat when considering book-shaped containers and hard-shell plastic pineapples: if you can’t spend upward of $1,000 on a feckless “handbag,” how do you engage?
Why, by turning your attention to Kate Spade, of course! You can get a lemon for $248, a book clutch for $328, a wicker car for $398 and any number of plebe purses if you’re not yet convinced that to be cool is to be ironic and to be ironic is to tote a picnic basket cock full of zero picnic ingredients. I’d advise against that last purchase but then again, it’s your life, so rock out with your wock* out.
*Wock = wallet.