5 Great Bags for Schlepping Your Stuff All Over the City
Mini bags might be all the rage, but in NYC, they may as well be oversized jewelry—cute, but not exactly functional. You need a purse that can actually hold all your essentials without making you look like a bag lady. Here are five of our favorite city-approved carryalls.
A Retro Box Bag
There’s something oh-so-ladylike about the clean lines and ’50s-esque shape of this beauty. Plus, it’s pretty much the grown-up equivalent of a lunchbox, so obviously we’re on board.
A Structured Carryall
You need a purse that can survive clown-car commutes and tiny SoulCycle lockers. A grain leather over-the-arm bag not only looks polished, but holds up against the inevitable abuse you’ll put it through.
A Minimalist Backpack
It doesn’t look like backpacks are going away anytime soon, and you won’t hear any complaints from us. The latest iteration forgoes embellishments in favor of sleek leather in blush tones (and it still easily fits all your gym clothes).
A Metallic Tote
That canvas freebie from the Strand is looking a little worn. Upgrade to a shimmery shopper and get ready to turn heads (while you lug groceries).