What shape are you in(to)?
I am a traditionalist by nature. I like the simplicity of the tote. I appreciate the large and open design with boxy, tailored corners and a handle centered atop each side. The open space inside actually helps me be more organized.
However, after spending time with the spring line in the Freeport store, the relaxed lines and softer silhouettes are calling me like sirens of adventure convincing me to consider a fresh look this season.
The crescent shaped hobo bag has a long strap that can be worn cross body and magnetic closure at the top of the bag. I especially like the bold front zippered pocket –available in either silkscreened Breton stripes or with a pop of rare colored Dacron.
The courier bags, with a magnet closure, and the messenger bags, with a folded flap for added privacy, live at the intersection of where form meets function. Both bags have a large zipped pocket sewn inside for easy of access of essentials. Again, the adjustable straps make for a comfortable cross body fit.
The Summer Satchel most resembles the traditional tote but offers a more relaxed, casual summer silhouette. I like the large, bright geometric pocket outside in addition to the traditional back panel pocket. The hemp rope handle knotted through grommets is a nice touch. And at a lower price point, this is a good Mother’s Day gift.
Spring is for fresh starts and a good time for a change. Try one of these new shapes. They may just become your new tradition!