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Adriana Castro Alys Tote: I’m All In

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This new style from Adriana Castro is your new best all-day tote, one that will go to work, then travel and even play with you. Clean yet luxuriant, the Alys showcases a subtle design, and that’s what I love about it.

Black is a clear no-brainer, and while endurance is key, the bright blue python and neoprene-finished leather variation earns points for boldness. Either way, leather and tactile python always make for a happy couple, and Castro’s tailored panels put the exotic skin on display, right where it should be. The front panel also reveals a roomy front pocket, one that gives the bag its own personality while offering welcome function.

Then there’s “custard” white leather: I love the unique texture, especially trimmed in bright yellow and a fresh, deep cobalt for a dose of richness (perfect for the summer). When buying a tote like this, you always want distinction without forgoing practicality, and between the leather and exotic options, colors, and details, you get it all. Python and leather and python and neoprene-finished leather totes, $1,710 each; leather tote, $1,350, all available at Adriana Castro.

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