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A Triumphantly Durable Bag

A Triumphantly Durable Bag

“Balls are to men what purses are to women.” ~ Sarah Jessica Parker

“I don’t carry little purses. I carry big duffels, always.” ~ Diane Keaton

While I have a tendency to covet gorgeous handbags, my favorites being Tory Burch and Kate Spade. I don’t actually use handbags unless they are large – but just as cute – tote bags. Walking around the city I need a bag that will hold everything, from an extra pair of shoes, to a change of clothes to make-up, my laptop, heck even my ice skates.


My favorite bag which is an oldie, but also a goodie is a bag by Lulu Lemon. I first came across it five years ago and bought it in this deliciously vibrant fuchsia color. Eight months ago after coveting it in black but knowing it had been discontinued I searched high and low, even talking myself up to spend an astronomical amount on it used.


Thankfully a friend took pity on me and sold me hers for just a hundred dollars, much better then a seller on eBay who was asking for 250 US dollars! Phew!

What makes this bag so great and so coveted:

While it doesn’t look like much when empty, this bag has pockets galore which for my organizational anxiety is a must. It even has a separate large pocket for a laptop, as well as pockets with in pockets in the main compartment. It also has outside pockets on all four sides, making it easy to fit keys and phone in and not worrying about having to dig so deep you wonder if your stuff has been swallowed up  by your bag permanently.


The microfiber material makes it easy for cleaning and it is machine washable. It has a long adjustable strap so you can wear it cross body as well as two smaller straps for the shoulder.

It literally is the perfect bag for traveling not just around the city, but I even took it with me when I went to France. Unlike a lot of bigger totes, it isn’t bulky nor does it flop around when it isn’t filled to capacity.


I wish Lulu would make another bag in this or close to this style. Alas I will just have to guard my two bags closely.

Do you have a bag that is your old faithful?


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K.M. Sutton

I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

2 thoughts on “A Triumphantly Durable Bag

  1. I have an old Coach tote bag that has been with me through thick and thin. It’s carried notebooks and laptops to class, it’s been on planes across the world, and now it’s my ever faithful work bag. Love that Diane Keaton quote, btw.

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