Month: January 2007

The Hunt Pt 1: Ashbury four-pocket hobo from Banana Republic

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New year, new bag: I am once again on the hunt for a new everyday bag. I’m looking for pretty much the same thing I always look for: a city commuting bag that is easy to carry and can hold everything. And I mean everything, such as my lunch, my 5 lip balms, my 3 forms of SPF and my Netflixes that I meant to mail but got stuck at the bottom of my bag. Bonus points for pockets that keep me organized. I need easy access to my Metrocard, building pass, and cell phone. I need a good place to keep my keys so they don’t get lost and a pocket to tuck away my digital camera. In short, it is a tall order, I am very picky and there are few bags out there that are designed with this much thought.

The first potential bag that caught my eye is the Ashbury four-pocket hobo from Banana Republic. Of course the four front pockets were a big draw since I like to be able to easily find all my crap. And it looks like a well constructed bag that would last forever and would only look better with use.

Yesterday while shopping in Herald Square at 34th Street I stopped by the local Banana Republic to check out the bag in person and I was surprised to see that it actually seems larger in person then on the site. Also on the site the bag looks like it is the shape of a rectangle, but in person it was more of a triangle which I didn’t really like since it looked more slouchy then professional.

The hunt continues!

2007 Resolution: Update The Bagblog more!

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Lack of updates recently, I’ve been busy with work, hanging out in NYC, the holidays and I’m pretty happy with my current bag. But I’ve got some ideas, some plans for new bags I’d like to purchase in 2007 so updates should pick up soon.

In the meantime enjoy this picture of the Chloe bags I spotted at the DSW in Union Square, 14th Street, NYC.