Oh, Nancy! You’re killing me here. How dare you make me lust over another big-ticket tote bag when I’m trying to be good? One that’s half white linen, no less! But the holidays are coming up, and I’ll maintain the notion that everyone deserves a mouth-watering Resort bag, even if her shopping habit means she doesn’t have enough dough left over to take it on a fabulous getaway.
Besides, when you get to put it to good use is no matter. This stripy sensation is built to be in style for eternity. A big, east-to-west tote of pale gold jute (it reads more like ivory) sets an earthy-meets-polished foundation for a real showstopper. Inky, dreamy navy blue Calman fusus crocodile, with all the glossy, naturalistic texture you could ask for is impeccably woven into perfect stripes. The outcome of the two juxtaposing elements is less of your typical nautical bag and more bold, graphic, dizzying, all-out glam. For decadent pool parties – no splashing on my tote, please! – and beyond. Available for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman for $2,800.
Pair with: Add some stars to your stripes and use Sonia by Sonia Rykiel’s printed silk-crepe scarf as a beachside bandana, Jackie O.-style hair cover-up, or preppy touch to a more put-together look. On Net-a-Porter for $150.