Gustto Umbria Bag
I’ve never written about a Gustto bag before, and the reason why is simple: I usually don’t like them very much, and sometimes I actually try to stick to the adage of “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” My discretion and ability to hold my tongue should be noted, because I don’t usually get a lot of opportunities to brag about it.
And now, all of that tongue-holding has paid off, because some of Gustto’s fall collection is actually quite attractive – particularly their Gustto Umbria Bag. And as such, I get to say nice things, and I feel like a good person for at least 20 minutes. Until I go and steal some of my roommate’s milk because I forgot to buy my own (shhh, don’t tell her, she never drinks it all before it expires anyway).
The Gustto Umbria bag looks like it’d be soft as a pillow and light as a feather, and if that extra strap is detachable (please, God, why must you assault our eyes with such unnecessary things on so many otherwise-beautiful bags?), then I bet it would be a great everyday bag for winter. I always prefer an arm-held bag to a shoulder bag during colder seasons since I find that it can be hard to wedge a regular hobo or tote onto a shoulder over layers of coats and sweaters, but you find no such problem with a bag carried by hand or in the crook of the elbow. Plus, the little airplane-like seatbelt detail is really cute and different and adds a touch of irreverent personality.
It also comes in some beautiful shades – both a to-die-for medium grey and a brown-based burgundy are available, plus a black for those of you that buy that sort of color. It’s available for a very reasonable $620 via ShopBop.