Anyone who knows me will tell you that my handbag criteria is simple: large, deep, sleek and effortless. I love a good carryall. I need to put my entire house and then some in my everyday bag. In fact, I feel lost if my bag doesn’t have enough room for extras. Naturally, my favorite type of bag is a tote. You can buy them as big as you want them and fit everything you need in them. I even drop groceries in sometimes if I overdo it at the store.
I recently discarded my favorite work bag after a random incident that involved a brand new bottle of Mucinex (thank goodness my cold is gone!) and not nearly enough paper towel in the world. I was devastated because my handbag arsenal is small and each bag is vastly different from the next. My black tote was the only bag I considered work appropriate. Since I am now on the belabored quest for the perfect black work tote with few embellishments, the perfect dimensions and the right texture of leather (I’m very particular) I’ve decided to try a new bag silhouette in the interim because this decision will not be made lightly!
Here enters the kate spade grey street cooper. It’s a drawstring bucket bag made of a beautiful pebbled leather. In a word, it’s AMAZING!!! I love it so much I can’t even explain just how much. The bag is a little small for my taste but it has all the minimalist qualities i look for in a bag and its a lot deeper than it looks. My favorite part is that i can wear it as a shoulder bag and a messenger. I usually switch to a smaller messenger for weekend errands but the grey street cooper will have me covered all week long.
If you like my bag take a look at some other awesome bucket bags below.