It seems like it’s been raining every hour, on the hour here for approximately the past six days. Just as it manages to get sunny and steamy outside from all the water on the ground, the sky opens up and it rains again, for another ten minutes. I don’t think I’ve come out of a building to find my car dry in almost a week, whether or not it was raining when I entered. And not only has that caused some interesting and unfortunate hairstyles, but it’s given me an ongoing bag dilemma. I don’t want to carry an ugly bag, but I also don’t want to get any of my cute bags wet or watermarked, since I never know when the heavens will open up and pour. Every few months we have a stretch of weather like this, and I go in search of the perfect bad-weather bag

LeSportsac Gretta Shoulder Bag

And this time, it’s the LeSportsac Gretta Shoulder Bag. Black bags are one of the big trends for winter, and this bag fulfills that requirement nicely. The material is nylon instead of leather, making it much more impervious to the elements, but the patent treatment gives it a big dose of glamor to disguise the fact that you are, indeed, carrying a nylon bag. And really, that’s the mark of a successful bag bought for bad weather – it still serves its essential purpose while looking like it might be something more. Buy through Luna Boston for $68.

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