The lady who’s taking four months (and counting) to purchase one bag.
You can imagine seeing this bag on my deathbed, after it’s followed me through the grimy subways New York, the apocalyptic war, dental appointments, and all of my dates (which are beautiful and occasionally embarrassing adventures in themselves).
Why is it taking insanely long?
- I’m a one-bag-at-a-time kind of person. At most, three. Everyday bag, a lunch tote, and a sophisticated bag. But for everyday, I really just want and need one.
- Once I find the bag, that’s it. I don’t mind spending more for something I love, and I’d rather wait for something great (quality + looks), because I will love it for as long as it’ll survive me. (Which is quite consistent with my love life, i.e., I can and will wait, but less judgy when it comes to physical stuff)
- I’m insane.
So here are the bags I’ve been looking at so far. Already, there are more than 200 pins on my Pinterest Bag board. Some of which are out of stock, totes, or duffel/weekender bags (might as well start looking around for those too, since it’ll take a decade before I decide on one).
Anyway, here’s My Bag Criteria:
- A backpack that looks classy/city-like, with a hint of ruggedness. Or a rucksack interpreted in a modern, sleek way. I’m still denying that it’s asking for too much.
- Leather (if the whole bag can be a nice brown leather, yes please) Or waxed cotton. Or a combo of both!
- Ideally, a padlock-able kind of closure (none of those drawstring or magnet types, so I guess this calls for a non-tacky-looking zipper) so that I can sleep on the plane without worrying that my seatmate is stealing my stuff.
- Inner lining
Behold: The Bags I keep comparing everything else to:
I don’t care for brands. I’d avoid them, except when I can’t help myself. I love men’s bags, and this Coach bag is one of my favorites. I prefer simple bags, with few but carefully selected details that are functional rather than decorative.