Judging by the date on the calendar and the state of my email inbox, New York Fashion Week is upon us. Like everyone else in the industry, this is about the time when I look at my wardrobe and whine pathetically about how you guys, I just don’t have anything to wear. While my lack of sartorial options is objectively not true, not even a little bit, it sure does feel that way when you’re staring down the barrel of a week of nonstop industry events.
Given the part of the industry that we focus on over here, having good accessories is always the first priority on my list when planning an ensemble, particularly for a fashionable occasion. I’m more satisfied with my bag collection than any other part of my wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love a new bag, particularly a Reed Krakoff Atlantique, to debut at Lincoln Center in February.
The Atlantique is one of a number of wide-gusseted north-south totes to pop up in the wake of the popularity of the Celine Luggage Tote, and it might be my favorite of the group so far. Although I know that this bag shape doesn’t work for my lifestyle (I recently parted ways with my own Celine because I just didn’t use it very much, I’m sad to say), I can’t help but be drawn to it. I need a shoulder or crossbody strap, but what I really want is to be able to enjoy an arm-carried tote like this one.
If I had my way, my first choice would be the cobalt blue python version – THAT COLOR. For those with bigger budgets and narrower views on color, there’s always the super-spendy alligator-trimmed version. If you want things to remain reasonable, the all-leather option comes in below $2k. Really, there’s an Atlantique for everybody. Except for me.
Reed Krakoff Python Atlantique Tote, $5900 via Reed Krakoff
Reed Krakoff Alligator Trimmed Atlantique Tote, $7150 via Reed Krakoff
Reed Krakoff Leather Atlantique Tote, $1490 via Reed Krakoff