Just when you thought Lanvin had settled comfortably into their newly sleek-ified, modernized aesthetic (from the smooth lines of the envelope sack to the tailored Rabat pochete), they unleash a new look – the Tote-Ally Lanvin tote. The freshly pared down structure has been traded for a slouchy bohemian aura. With haphazardly placed contrasting straps and wrinkly, tumbled lambskin leather, this is the like the young and precociously cool daughter of the Amalia and Happy series.
A case where color changes everything: both with camel accents, punctuated by a few mildly mixed-up metal studs, the tote is almost unrecognizable from pink to black. Pale rose is ultra-specific; only a true girly-girl can (and would want to) pull off such a powdery sweet shade with pride. Think strawberry ice cream – this hue is more refreshing than overwhelming. For her dark sister, black has got the edge, winning the battle of the tint with pure streetwise chic. Especially when you’re talking distressed leather. Sling the brunette tote over your worn-in, cashmere boyfriend sweater, and expect nobody to mess with you. It’s attitude all the way.
Lanvin is just building their repertoire – this is a bag that tote-ally gets better with age, adapting to your personality as you use it. Carry it forever and still find yourself current. At Bergdorf Goodman for $2,148.
Pair with: Achieve the desired balance of nonchalance and flattering fit. Monika Chiang’s Sweatshirt sweater comes in oatmeal and gray, has a perfectly nipped waist, and a shock of cobalt-blue elbow patches. At Monika Chiang for $445.