Momma needs a brand new bag
February 2, 2012 11:57 AM Subscribe
I adore my Kate Spade black messenger bag
, but it's wearing out. What should I get to replace it?
posted by southpaw to shopping (8 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I use my black messenger bag daily, both professionally (I'm female, use it as a purse and computer / work stuff bag) and personally (besides as a purse, I've even used it as an overnight bag before). I like the sharp, simple style of the messenger bag, and the water-resistant nylon.
With thoughts of replacing it, I've realized there are a few features of the bag that are less than ideal: the adjustable strap, while long enough for me to wear across my body, snags on sweaters and causes wear on my clothes in unexpected ways; the flap and back pocket use Velcro for closures, would prefer something quieter (nothing like the rip of Velcro in the middle of a meeting); and there's only one pocket on the inside.
I need a bag to:
- look professional
- be big enough to hold the usual purse contents (wallet, makeup/toiletries bag, sunglasses case) along with ipad, notebook, water bottle, etc.
- long, comfortable straps
What I would prefer:
- cross-body option similar to my current messenger bag
- black, although willing to consider other colors
I'm willing to pay for the right bag, especially if it holds up well under daily stresses.
So MetaFilter hivemind, what kind of bag should I consider as a replacement?