Thursday, February 22, 2007

get out of town!

i'm all about fabulous overnight bags - i love traveling and feeling like a "jetsetter" instead of a tired tourist, schlepping second-rate luggage all over town. and, since overnight bags are really just a big version of a handbag, how could i not be interested??

this darling satchel by hayden-harnett just screams "weekend getaway in the country". in my little fictional world, where my husband whisks me off for a surprise trip to a little B&B in the heart of nowhere, this is the bag i'd pack. it's a bit pricey at $485, but remember - this is a big bag, coming in at over 21" long and 14" tall. plus, that fabric you see is a custom print designed by paule marrot, an amazing french textiles designer. hayden-harnett leather is fast earning a reputation for excellence at its price point - i think there's an argument to be made that you'd be smart to score something from this designer before their prices head north, as they surely will.

but most of all, this is definitely a bag that would get better with age...i can only imagine the patina this baby will have after a few dozen trips to the cape!