The backpack is back! When it comes to the most innately casual of bag styles, no one can dress it up like The Row. With their latest incarnation, they have read my mind. Color-who? I am all about texture-blocking, especially when a stark, striking contrast is involved.
The concept of mixing a buttery exotic skin, like caramel-colored ostrich, with an everyday fabric, like classic white canvas, makes for the ultimate sense of luxury (when it’s done right, of course). With a delicate leather drawstring closure and a padded shoulder strap (yes, it’s long enough to fit on your shoulder), this is perfected executed. Actually, The Row’s neutral bi-toned creation is one of the best backpacks I have seen yet. The Row Ostrich Backpack available for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman for $6,500.
Pair with: I’d love to see this carried with a cool, modern pencil skirt. McQ Alexander McQueen’s stretch-cotton jersey skirt has a graphic floral-and-houndstooth pattern that’s a perfect combination of flavors. On NET-A-PORTER for $345.