If I was given the same swan-shaped minaudière as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, I wouldn’t know what to do with it either. While the idea of running around Manhattan with a sparkly bird purse the size of a grapefruit is an intriguing one, what ordinary occasion calls for such an accessory? Certainly nothing in my day-to-day life. As a Brooklyn commuter I need stylish—yet seemingly bottomless—handbags that are sturdy enough to withstand 7:30 AM crowds. That’s why I’m so excited about Rag & Bone’s new collection of carryalls—they’re an on-the-go girl’s dream.
The company‘s very first satchel style is called the Pilot. It’s available in two sizes (large and small), several colors (black, mocha, walnut and striped) and is priced between $725 and $995. Each bag has several inner and outer pockets for stashing your cell phone/lipsticks/powerbars/pretty-much-anything and a long cross-body strap I find super-duper handy. Which was exactly the brand’s intent.
"We wanted the Pilot to be a reflection on real life," the label’s co-designer Marcus Wainwright said on a press release. "It was essential that it suited a modern lifestyle and, of course, feels great to carry."
Although the Pilot won’t arrive in stores until next month, you should plan ahead now. All its variations are available to pre-order, with an estimated September ship date, on Ragandbone.com—click through the slideshow below to shop them all now.
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