As some of you might have read, the last time I went to a foreign fashion week, my purse — a pretty nice one I'd purchased only days before leaving New York — was stolen. Despite that, I prepared for my first trip to Paris Fashion Week in March with another new bag purchase and instead of ruining my week, this one made it better.
As you may not be able to tell in the photo, this Clare V. bag is quite a bit smaller than a typical tote — the handles are a little too small to throw over a shoulder — but the exact perfect size and shape to hold fashion week invitations, which I had to carry around all day every day. Since the bag was always in my hands and has no sort of closure, it was incredibly easy to put stuff in and take stuff out of throughout the week. That may not sound like a particularly remarkable quality, but it felt like it made my life much simpler. Also, it's a super cute bag, made out of a lightweight leather, and I feel like top-handles are the silhouette of the moment. I got it in pink, but this lavender one is just as lovely.
Clare V. Mick small tote, $195, available at Shopbop.
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