It’s been, uh, kind of a while since I’ve had something nice to say about a Foley + Corinna bag. Which is really unfortunate, since they’re one of my favorite lower-priced brands and I think they make fabulous bags in general. They’ve just made some missteps recently, and isn’t that something with which we can all identify? Of course, which is why seeing the Foley + Corinna Stanton Messenger made me so happy.
Previously, we wrote about the hot mess that is the Foley + Corinna Stanton Convertible Tote, and the messenger version of the line is clearly superior. Not only does it eliminate one set of handles, but it streamlines the design into something that looks like it was intended to be a hobo when carried as one and intended to be a messenger when carried by the longer strap. Considering very few convertible messenger bags ever succeed at looking purposeful and useful in both configurations, that’s quite a design accomplishment. If you prefer it as a hobo, though, never fear – the long strap is fully removable. Welcome back to the game, Foley + Corinna. Buy through Luna Boston for $448.