Month: August 2005

Some Small Things

  • I guess I bought my cowboy boots just in time, as anything Western looks big for the fall. Here is Neiman Marcus’ list of western handbags. I am particularly partial to this Kooba Rivet-Trim Leather Tote with the handy side pockets.
  • Make a Yoga Mat Bag. I am brand new to the world of yoga, having taken two classes and purchased this lovely mat. Next up, is sewing the perfect bag to carry my mat to class. I hope to have more crafty-ish bag related posts here in the future as I’ve move back in with my mom is Massachusetts so I now have unlimited access to tons of fabric and a sewing machine. Keep an eye out!
  • When Work Beckons, from the NYT Style section. (Seen via In My Bag)

Banana Republic Bloomsbury Collection


New from Banana Republic is a premium handbag collection called Bloomsbury.

Just from a quick glance at the web site what I notice first is the beautiful colors. Very rich and fall. Especially this shade of Bordeaux.

Although I like the colors I can’t say much for originality. In fact, I wouldn’t be suprised if Marc jacobs has a lawsuit in the works. Swap out the brass rings on the Banana bags for the silver hardward on a MJ bag and it is basically the same thing. Plus the long zip tassle looks very familiar.

Plus on a more functional level, I think it would be dificult to quickly close up all the pockets with the double rings. Looks like that would involve lost of funbling (unless those are actually magnets.)

But then again if you can’t pay $900 for a Marc Jacobs bag (WHO can?) then a ~$200 Banana bag is probably a good option.

I do like this leather/nylon “Urban carry all” and anything in Cognac.