|The Large Leather Carry-All Pouch in Turquoise –photo via American Apparel|
Every New York woman needs a great bag, one that is her catch-all accessory, classic and stylish, yet holds up well despite daily use and takes a city beating. We’ve put together a few of our must-have picks catering to different budgets and tastes. When you live in or visit the ‘city that never sleeps,’ a practical handbag in vogue will become your best friend — carry your umbrella, lip balm and maybe even an extra pair of shoes for the long trek home.
In New York City, a woman’s bag can be irreplaceable –– it could be her favorite companion to wine in the East Village on a Tuesday, or brunch on a Sunday followed by a walk in the park, even with a handsome date on her other arm.
As a fashionable yet functional accessory, the Joanna Tote in Cognac with gold hardware can’t be beat. It’s perfect for the office, a weekend trip, or just as an everyday bag for the urban lady with discriminating taste. Visit one of the BR stores scattered throughout New York City.
|photo via Banana Republic|
3.1 Phillip Lim
Brights are back, or maybe they never left? The Coral Pashli Satchel adds a splash of color to any ensemble. This classic embossed leather with double top handles is strong, sturdy, and will surely handle everyday wear while creating a fashion statement on any NYC street. The New York showroom is located at 115 Mercer Street in the heart of SoHo.
|photo via Phillip Lim|
This substantial Gadget Bag is the ideal leather camera bag for photo-taking city slickers. Handmade and available in three sizes and four colors, it includes a removable pigskin liner, a 100-year warranty (yes that’s right), and no doubt, the leather will become more supple and attractive with age.
Saddleback owner, Dave Munson, has an intriguing story, as well as a dedication to his former Labrador Retriever, Blue on his website.
|photo via Saddleback Leather|
Big city girls will love this Flicker Fabric Bon Shopper, available in lacquered natural canvas with patent trim and 14-karat light gold plated hardware. The Bon Shopper will be the perfect companion on any weekend buying spree, and the spacious interior will hold all the fabulous finds you collect on a day out in the Big Apple. Kate Spade has two locations in Manhattan, and one close by in New Jersey. Kate Spade bags are also sold at Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdale’s.
|photo via Kate Spade|
MARC by Marc Jacobs
This Globetrotter Calamity Bag in Black is classic with golden hardware and zipper. The double handles and removable shoulder strap enable versatility depending on the occasion. Dress it up or dress it down. Also available in “Rock Lobster .” MARC by Marc Jacobs has a location in the West Village and his bags and others are sold through Bergdorf Goodman at 754 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
|photo via Bergdorf Goodman|
|photo via American Apparel
|photo via Bergdorf Goodman|
This post is sponsored by Saddleback Leather.