Oh, the irony: In winter, when you?re desperate for an extra hand to save you from face-planting on the Lasalle Street bridge, you?re forced to carry twice as much crap as the rest of the year. ??
Now you can shoulder your stuff in a great-looking bag from the chic new JGEREN leather line designed by Chicagoans Jen Gerenraich and Lori Wallis. ??
JGEREN?s debut collection features four limited-production handbags named after tony Chicago streets: Hudson, Sheridan, Cedar and Astor.
??Each bag is constructed from sustainable leather sourced from Midwestern tanneries, and they?re all made right here in Chicago. ??
With a striking shape and clocking in at nearly two feet wide, we think the Hudson ($1,395) is the perfect carryall for every random thing you lug around--your hat, your gloves, that box of hot chocolate you impulse-bought at Starbucks, your other gloves (the dressy ones) and a box of Kleenex.??
Things might be a chaotic mess in there, but at least your bag will look pulled-together on the outside. ??
Available online and at the Purely Fashion Holiday Pop-Up, 900 N. Michigan Ave.; jgeren.com