I’ve been searching everywhere for the perfect handbag, one that’s going to last me for years. It has to be hip, but not trendy, quality but not overpriced, and gorgeous. I don’t want outside pockets of any kind (I love the smooth exterior look) and it has to be lightweight, slouchy whiskey colored leather. I need to be able to stuff it with everything I like to carry now and will have to carry later (on short trips, anyway) when I have a kiddo with me. It has to double as a carry-on when I travel, and it has to be able to fit my laptop in a pinch. I also need handles AND a shoulder strap. And no tassels.
Balenciaga pretty much has everything I need, except for the fact that their bags don’t retail for under $1000, and that’s IF you can get your hands on one. They really are beautiful, though.
Stu! told me I should buy a cheap bag at Target to hold me over, and I seriously considered doing so, but I know that if I do, I’ll end up giving up on my search. I’m making do with a $2.99 totebag from Trader Joes.
And what a search it’s been! I’ve been in outlet stores, tiny boutiques, and all over the internet. Yesterday I was all over SoHo (lower east side of Manhattan) which has some of the best shopping in the world (it’s where they shoot the majority of What Not To Wear). I even went to Bloomindales. TWICE! There is something seriously wrong with me.