June 29, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: BrS
Anya Hindmarch Art Tote
Most famous for her “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” canvas shopping totes that debuted in 2007, Anya Hindmarch is a relative newcomer to the world of handbags. Her first handbag store was opened only about 15 years ago, but already her designs have won the hearts of both celebrities (e.g. Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon) and ordinary fashionistas alike. So when I saw this Anya Hindmarch Art Tote over at Shop Bop, I was intrigued. Why? Well, it’s because when I look at this bag, I don’t automatically think Anya Hindmarch. It’s not as whimsical as other bags I have seen by this designer. And, quite frankly, I think that’s a good thing!
For me, the Anya Hindmarch Art Tote is just a nice-looking tote all the way around. The signature quilting (e.g. little bows) is simple and subdued, and yet it maintains the essence of Anya Hindmarch’s style. This bag is versatile with its detachable shoulder strap (just in case you need your hands free) and neutral color. And the interior keeps you organized with its multifunction pockets, pen slot, and key clip. I especially like the idea of the pen slot since I’m always looking for my pen!
The Anya Hindmarch Art Tote is available in Grey or Caramel over at shopbop.com (in the Designer Boutique). It measures 12″ x 14″ x 6″ and it retails for $995.