The J.Crew Edie Bag has been a fan favorite since its debut. Not only does the bag have a chic, Mad Men-era retro feel to it without being costume-y, but it’s also a solid everyday bag priced at less than $300, which is a combination that’s difficult to duplicate elsewhere. J.Crew’s style profile has risen sharply over the last five years, and it seems as though the company’s bags have stepped in line with that new tradition quite quickly.
The J.Crew Edie Attache Tote is the newest edition to the line, and in my mind, it’s also a significant design improvement. Something about the finish of the original Edie meant that it never ranked too highly on my personal must-have list, but this sleek tote version ticks all the necessary boxes. Plus, who can resist this shade of green?
Now that I think about it, I don’t have a bright green bag in my collection. I have hunter green and lime green, but a true, preppy green like this eludes me. There’s not better time to add a shade like this than spring, and on a classic, sharp, somewhat conservative shape like the Eddie Attache, the green doesn’t look too trendy. Plus, for less than $300, I doubt I’ll find a better option anywhere. You can buy this bag for $288 via Net-a-Porter in green or via J.Crew in three other colors.