After Jennifer’s wonderful interview with Monica Botkier, I found myself falling in love with Botkier all over again. And I bet all you Bag Bliss readers out there are just as anxious as I am to see the new Spring 2009 collection hit the stores. But wait no more because it looks like the first of these new styles have already become available online. One such style is this lovely Botkier James Tote. Like the James Satchel mentioned in the interview, this bag features gorgeously soft pleats and flowing tassels. It also has a drawstring closure and rolled double handles. However, this version is a little larger, measuring 15″ x 12″ x 7.5″. It’s the perfect size for carrying everything you might need throughout the day! It is also a little bit pricier, retailing for approximately $50 more. You can pick one of these babies up at Nordstroms, where it is listed as the Botkier Soft Pleated Tote (Don’t ask me, I haven’t the slightest clue why). It is available in Deep Purple, Cocoa, or Black.
The Chat: Botkier James Tote