Our favorite Brooklyn home boutique, Brook Farm General Store, stocks a wide assortment of aesthetic baubles (decks of cards, pencil cases) and practical essentials, like this canvas and leather tool bag for just $79.
Obviously, if there's a carpentry-loving fella in your family—or if you're craft-inclined yourself—this chic little satchel is a perfect holiday gift. But in addition to its handy tool-organizing capacity, it also strikes us as the cutest and most reasonably priced weekend bag ever. Um, $79 for a Made-in-the-USA tote with real leather and a heavy aluminum frame? (We'll take two!)
Best of all, the bag is available in two sizes, so if you have a particularly serious tool collection—or, like us, if you just have a serious "stuff" collection—opt for the larger bag for just $95 (a roomy 24" by 15"). We suspect these will look even better beaten up around the edges to give the leather a worn, vintage look. Who knew a tool bag would be one of our favorite finds of the season?
Visit Brook Farm General Store at 75 South 6th between Berry and Wythe.