[Bag 1913] – $48
After returning home from a week-long conference, I was craving a treat for myself! By treat, I mean it comes in the form of retail therapy. As much as I like my Madewell work bag that doubles as my carry-on, I started to realize how much it didn’t suit me anymore. It started to feel a little too big to bring with me to work. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I needed something a bit smaller. Instead of having a bag that carries everything, I needed one that carried the necessities. I’ve gotta practice living with less.
When I went into Oak + Fort, I definitely wasn’t looking for a bag. I was actually on the hunt for a dress or a skirt, but this caught my eye. What I love about it is that it feels nice and is compact. It looks sophisticated and feels like a bag used for work. Instead of an inside zipper pocket like I’m used to, there are two pockets in the front. They are loose so I have to pray that nothing just flings out of it.
Interestingly enough, said bag is currently out of stock online at the link above, but my suggestion is for you to try in stores! As a runner up, here’s another affordable bag that comes in the form of the backpack. If it was suitable and responsible for me to have both, I would.
[Backpack 3519] – $68