It’s time for another roundup of my favorite man bags, the ones that have recently inspired me. Not only to do some shopping for the men in my life, but to get in touch with my tomboy side. Minimal and functional, sensible and stylish: they’re all about simplicity.
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 chic backpack is gradually becoming less of an anomaly (just look at Marni’s minimalist version) and more of a mainstay in the bag world. Rag & Bone is the latest to hop on board, and their casual-cool sensibility brings the perfect treatment to a streetwise rucksack.
Finding a genuinely chic backpack is no easy task. The ultimate hands-free style is everywhere, but rarely does it look so smart. The key? By channeling the feel of a classic tote, Marni has executed a fully-functioning backpack, breathing sleekness and sophistication into every kid’s favorite kind of schoolbag. But trust this is for grown women only!
I partnered up with MCM for Fashion Week, so after having tea at the Plaza I stopped into the hotel’s MCM boutique for an impromptu photo shoot. The iconic German brand was a favorite of my aunties in the ‘80s and today’s MCM is better than ever. The familiar logo has been toughened up with studs and embellishments.
When I was in college in the ‘90s, I carried two different bags to class: a classic Chanel flap topped with gold chains and a nylon Prada backpack topped with gold chains. Needless to say, I didn’t actually carry any books in either in my bags. I held or made a boy carry them. I loved my Prada backpack so much I carried it everywhere, even once on the Great Wall of China.