Does anyone else think that the Cole Haan Kyle Large Nylon Tote seems kind of…crowded? I count…one, two, three, four…FOUR pockets on the front alone, the top two of which don’t match each other or the twin pockets below them. At the same time, it’s one of the “tobo” bags we’ve mentioned before that seem so popular this season; it’s the shape of a hobo, but it has two handles, making it a tote. And then there’s the webbing that stretches all the way up the corners of the tote, framing in the orange-trimmed pockets (which, varyingly, have both buckles and zippers) and making them seem all the more squished.
It kind of reminds me of a fly-fishing vest you wear on your shoulder (and for all of you girls that aren’t familiar with fly-fishing vests…you’re lucky). It looks a bit like it’s a duffle bag made into a hobo (excuse me, tobo), and I’m not entirely sure that I’d pay $298 for a nylon Cole Haan bag when the leather ones are scarcely $100 more. I think I understand what they were going for here, but I can’t say I think the end result is good. Buy through Zappos for $298.95.