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Entries in Bags (6)


The Bermuda Bag

I've been lucky to receive a number of stylish items that were passed down from both of my grandmothers.  One of the most-used items is a classic Bermuda bag that I've taken to almost every wedding we've attended (and there have been a LOT of those).  In the most recent Mark and Graham catalog (which I always love perusing), these bags were featured.  They are incredibly preppy and I think I love the preppiest of them all most - the blue seersucker.  What do you think?  Too preppy?


All images credit to Mark & Graham.


Metaphore Totes

I own quite a few totes.  Most aren't particularly pricey, but they are usually patterned and colorful and practical (I really like being able to wash a bag - things spill, right?).  I have a few nice bags in my rotation for work, but you are just as likely to catch me carrying a reusable tote (my favorite of which is from an industrial waste conference Rob went to - thanks bud).  A few years ago, I fell in love with this tote, but it just seemed a little pricey for what it is (mostly canvas).  So, I was psyched to find these totes from Metaphore out of Istanbul in an assortment of patterns and at a much more reasonable price (under $100).  Which one is your favorite?  I love both of the polka dot bags... maybe the red?  

All images credit to Metaphore.


Kiel James Patrick Cape Codder Bags

K alerted me to the arrival of these extremely cute totes at Kiel James Patrick!  The uber-preppy company based in Rhode Island has taken the classic Bermuda Bag wood-framed canvas tote, added a long leather strap and a nautical rope embellishment, and used fabulous fabric.  I have two of my Grandmother's Bermuda Bags and find they are appropriate for most any occasion.  One of these would be perfect for summer!  

All images credit to Kiel James Patrick.


Sea Bags x Woolrich

One of my favorite tote companies is Sea Bags, which is a Maine-based designer and manufacturer of items made from recycled sails.  Their bags are incredibly sturdy and preppy.  I proudly carry mine in Denver as a reminder of the East Coast!  Sea Bags is currently collaborating with Woolrich, which has the oldest continually operating woolen mill in the United States.  The plaids are beautiful (my favorite is the predominantly red and gold plaid called "Harvest").  The iPad cases and travel kits would even be a great gift for the impossible-to-shop-for male.

All images credit to Sea Bags.


Louis Vuitton Golf Bags

Rob, if you really want me to play golf with you more often, the golf bag on the left might incentivize me... and they only range in price from $12,000 to $13,500!