There is always a moment in a woman's life--usually during Fashion Week--when she is struck by the painful realization that her handbag is either too big or too small. But what, precisely, are the perfect proportions for an everyday tote?
We have always been perplexed by the question, but today we may have found the answer: CC Skye's gorgeous "Onie" messenger bag in snake-embossed lambskin measures 13" x 13", with a generous (but not too generous) six inches of depth. By our calculations, that's exactly enough space for a laptop (or two iPads), a magazine, water bottle and a change of shoes (crucial). A roomy front pocket is perfect for stashing the ready-at-hand essentials like metrocard, keys, or cellphone, which always seem to get lost in the main pouch. An interior zip is just the thing for keeping pens and a backup lipgloss, and a practical cross-body strap helps evenly distribute weight.
Available in two colors--black and on-trend camel--this is definitely the day bag of our dreams. Available for $595 at Bloomingdales.