Divide and Conquer
The handbag every New Yorker needs
It?s 8:35 a.m. Do you know where your Metrocard is?
We love a massive carryall as much as the next girl, but if you?re constantly fishing to the bottom of your purse every time you approach a turnstile, it?s time to consider something a little less...hollow.
Dagne Dover to the rescue.
It?s a handbag line made by New Yorkers, for New Yorkers. On the outside, they?re sharp, top-handled totes. But it?s what?s on the inside that counts: thoughtful compartments for just about everything a city dweller needs.
There are separate sleeves for your laptop and tablet, a pocket for your phone, a space for your wallet, a hook for your keys, a couple of loops for pens and a slot for business cards or a Metrocard. But the secret genius is a detachable cylinder that could hold an umbrella, a Joe?s iced coffee, a spare set of flats or whatever your subway-riding heart desires. (It?s made of nylon and crazy-easy to clean.)
Choose between The Tote ($265) and The Mini Tote ($245), which vary only slightly in compartment options. The biggest differences: The larger purse gets you the laptop sleeve, but the smaller purse comes with a cross-body strap.
Either way, you?re shaving off valuable seconds that could help you catch the next R train.