I think it would be appropriate to start off with my weakness. Drumroll please….
DESIGNER HANDBAGS… AHHHHH!!!!
Ahhh stop it, I can’t breathe thinking about it. There are so many shapes, sizes, colors!!! Stop!! Ahhh, I’m hyperventilating. Ok, excuse my ADHD! Focus, DD, focus!
Ok, cool, it’s taking effect. Let’s start off with the everyone’s must-have bag. The junkholder. That’s right, the huge ass roomy bag that you throw everything into, your macbook air, your cardigan, your pads… oops do people still wear those? Anyway, here goes…
Saint Laurent ‘Sac de Jour’. $2995 at Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom. Approximately 11.5″ height x 15.75″ width x 8.25″ depth. Yes it will fit your macbook air and pads… errr iPad. Kinda plain but you don’t want to distract from your outfit, of course. This bag is so structured that it can also serve as an interview bag. YSL does withstand the test of time, my YSL calypso got me through med school. That says a lot because I like to carry heavy books, my laptop, and iPad!
Givenchy Nightingale. $1965-2595 for the medium satchel at Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman. Okay, okay. I know this bag burst into the spotlight in 19-forgotten but gosh, it still looks slick! I was on-and-off about getting one because I thought I was too late on the trend. However, now that the Antigona has taken over, I think I’m just going to be “hipster” and re-hover over this piece.
Goyard tote. If you are too weak to carry a Goyard trunk, there’s always this flexible piece of canvas. So strong, I heard you can carry a baby in one of these! Find it in stores at Barneys (coasts only).
3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Large Satchel. $895 at Saks and Barneys. The cool blue one is $975 at Barneys. This really is a durable and roomy messenger bag and great if you want to complete that poser hipster look. It will fit your 15″ MacBook Pro and the crossbody makes these heavy items comfortable for your back. At age 27, this is important.
I’ll add some non-designer options as well because man I freaking live on a stipend.
Longchamp Le Pliage. $145 at Nordstrom. You all know how these look. It’s actually a really functional bag that likes to take a beating… but you should honestly also consider the ‘convertible hobo’ version which also functions as a messenger bag. I was just browsing for a picture and my brother sees that it’s $215 at Nordstrom, he says, “wow, now that’s a great price right there.” Told ya! 😉
After visit summary: You should not get a junk bag to use as your junk holder. It is part of your outfit and you have several options to get something fun or at least make you look more put together when your outfit is a mess. If you do not have a favorite color or are not made of money that you can get every color out there, then stick to something neutral. Black, champagne, grey, or brown will do.
Ok, time to learn about follicular T helper cells. Oh awesome, I magically have all of the pubmed articles I printed in crisp condition in my junk holder.