For as long as I can remember, the foldable Longchamp totes have been living on the best sellers page of Saks Fifth Avenue. Not that I am surprised or anything, they are the go-to totes for traveling, not to mention perfect for any occasion from kick-around school tote to city shopper. Sure they are available in a massive variety of colors (like 20+), but it’s still the same ol’ fold-and-go bag that everyone and their mom and grandmother has. Enough already. If you’re on my boat, check out the new Vivenne Westwood Marina Grafitti Shopper.
I’m in love the crayola crayon scribble graffiti-like plaid pattern.
The Marina is designed with a cream backdrop, which is perfect if you plan on using this as a secondary travel or shopper bag.. just a thought, but a bleached white bag is probably not the best idea. The Graffiti is available in 2 pattern colors: mint green and my favorite, the hot pink. This tote also features dark brown leather straps which look perfect on this bag. Also worth noting, if you plan on carrying, lets say 4+ pounds worth of stuff, the thicker straps on this tote will be so much more comfortable than the pipe-thin straps of a Longchamp. And this bag was designed for carrying alot. The red canvas lined interior is spacious and features an inside zip pocket, two internal pouches. Measurements are about 16″ height x 12″ length.
Also what’s neat about this bag, is the leather strap that keeps this bag closed, also doubles as a storage closure – when not in use you can roll it up and secure it closed with the leather strap. And finally, the bag is topped off with the designers signature for everyone to see, the silver orb motif.
The Vivienne Westwood Marina Grafitti Shopper is available at my-wardrobe.
The Chat: Vivienne Westwood Grafitti