You know what I always think of when I hear the word “jitney?” I think of the episode of Sex and the City where they all ride out to the Hamptons on the jitney and Charlotte meets a guy in his 20s, lies about her age, and he gives her crabs. And not the friendly, dipped-in-butter type of crabs. No no, the other kind. The itchy, ointment-requiring kind. But I’m not going to let the fact that I associate the word with euphemistic sexually transmitted diseases cloud my opinion of the Foley + Corinna Jitney Tote. A jitney is, in general terms, just a bus or other vehicle that has a regular route and makes stops, which would indicate to me that this tote is supposed to be used for travel. I’ll worry later about the wisdom of using a mostly-white bag as a carry-on; for now, I just really like it.
It has a vintage luggage look to it, and I like the black and white bicolor. It looks like it would easily hold some magazines or books for travel entertainment, plus your regular essentials, and it gives you two ways to carry it. A classy-looking travel bag can be exceedingly hard to find since so many either aren’t made of leather or have odd patterns to them, and finding a nice leather one will usually set you back in excess of a thousand dollars. This one, though, can be had for a cool $600 through Saks.
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