If you are packing for a weekend in the country to see the fall foliage and are just now scraping the sand and sunscreen from the bottom of your favorite large tote bag, you might want to consider adding a new seriously grown-up official ” I am so chic” weekend bag to your repertoire of decades worn boat totes and faded “I Heart Radio” duffle bags.
When we see women of the matching luggage variety waiting with their drivers at the airport carousel, we are struck by the thought that matching luggage was always something to aspire to. Well, now that we are well into the post-aspirational phase, we think it might be high time to jump right in and begin collecting that set. I mean what are we waiting for–moon travel?
For those of us who used to pass the T. Anthony shop on Park Avenue, the pull is strong. Maybe the need isn’t that great but when has need really meant anything? In the luggage kingdom, the grand-pop-daddy of totes is the classic T. Anthony duffle. The hardest part will be whether to choose the “little black dress” or their signature purplish blue but once chosen, you can begin to build your collection. Just saying….Christmas is indeed coming.
French maker Lippault makes a super stylish weekend bag. We love this leather one in pale gray with a hit of raspberry. For a more utilitarian, military kind of chic, Madewell has added this roomy duffle to their collection of great bags, but be forewarned, the men in your life are going to want to requisition this one. Our winner in the Ms. Personality contest is this drop-it standout by Mulberry, because it is essential to dream in Technicolor.
There will be haters who say no way” to a white tote, but we can’t resist the beauty of this one. Doesn’t everyone have a ladies maid to do the spot cleaning? Actually, doesn’t everyone have a ladies maid to do the packing? Bon voyage!
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