Ask Laurie: A Day-to-Night Bag That Actually Holds What I Need It To?
Dear Laurie, What’s a great all-purpose shoulder bag—something big enough for occasional daily use, but also polished enough for evening? For me, a clutch just isn’t practical: I need to fit my EpiPen double pack along with a French wallet, iPhone, sunglasses, lipstick, etc. (I acquired a sesame allergy as an adult and a lot evening bags have been ruled out—RIP my McQueen brass knuckles clutch.) I’d love to keep it in the $1,500 or under range. — Maryann D.
Dear Maryann, I feel you—the perfect day-to-night bag is elusive. It’s got to meet a lofty set of criteria: It should be hands-free, go with everything, fit all the essentials, and also have room without too much weight or bulk. The bags below are chic, versatile, and most importantly, should fit all your needs.
J.W.ANDERSON Pierce Mini
Leather Cross-Body Bag Matches Fashion, $1,127
SAINT LAURENT Classic
Medium Monogram Saint
Laurent Collège Bag Saint Laurent, $2,450
LUMILLAMINGUS Lane Mini
Crossbody Chain Purse goop, $975
- MM6 Crossbody Bag goop, $525
MANSUR GAVRIEL Elegant
Leather Top-Handle Bag Bergdorf Goodman, $750
THE POPPY BAG
Cambridge Satchel Shopbop, $195
Small Hava Top Handle Proenza Schouler, $1,650