The harrowing winds of Hurricane Sandy recently ripped through the East Coast – and now a Nor’easter on top of it?! Mother Nature must be stark, raving mad about something this season, and there’s bad weather around the world to prove it. I have a feeling we’re going to be in for quite a winter, so I suggest preparing the best way I know how: by stocking up on the right bags. Here, the best bets to help you battle the elements in style:
1. Stella McCartney Faux Leather Messenger Bag: Usually, I’d elect real leather, but when sleet and snow hit, think three letters: PVC. Wipe, dry, and go back out!
At Neiman Marcus for $1,115.
2. Kate Spade New York Bon Patent Leather Shopper: Nothing says doom and gloom like days upon days of of dreary weather. Brighten them up with a perky tote designed to make you smile.
At Saks Fifth Avenue for $198.
3. Maison Martin Margiela Red Leather Stiff Collapsible Backpack: What looks kooky at first proves reliable in a rainy jam. Collapse this down to portfolio-width and stick it under your raincoat when it starts pouring.
On Ssense for $2,075.
4. Louis Vuitton Eden MM: Don’t get your knickers twisted over this: nothing repels rain and snow like LV’s monogrammed canvas. Do with that fact as you wish!
At Louis Vuitton for $2,840.