The New Handbag of 2015
Prepare thy arms for the canteen bag
If 2014 was the year of the bucket bag (hey, we called it), then we’re dubbing 2015 to be the year of the canteen bag. Clean, compact and with just enough edge to make a few heads turn--trust us, we’re one for one.
Here’s how to get it at almost any price point.
The steal OK, we admit it: More often than not, faux leather looks really cheap. But then there are those diamonds in the rough that surprise not only you but also all of your friends. That’s how we feel about this guy from Forever 21 ($15). He gets the point across, but costs less than a lipstick.
The splurge Leave it to Tory Burch to give this bag sentimental meaning. Her color-blocked Jessica Canteen ($395) is inspired by a bag her mother carried in the ’60s. (How’s that for full circle?) It’s a little bit vintage, a little bit sporty and a whole lotta chic.
The investment A crisp round shape. White leather material. Brushed-gold hardware. Valextra’s canteen bag ($1,820) has us swooning. It opens at a much wider arc than the slim shape suggests and just might be the best argument for breaking up with your bucket bag.