Since it’s summer and the best thing to do is go on little weekend vacations, what better thing to review than a weekend duffel? I have to say, though, this See by Chloe Dance of Die Bag is not for everyone. I like it, because I’m a big fan of canvas and dancer styles, and I prefer duffels to totes for weekend jaunts. Also, this mint duffel reminds me a lot of the little pink duffel that I used to take to ballet class. Yes, my old duffel was pink and plastic, but both have the same unique small barrel shape, and canvas is a lot more forgiving than plastic.
What better bag to throw in the trunk (or take to dance class)? And unlike a tote, you don’t have to worry about it staying upright. Plus, it has a kind of rustic sensibility that appeals to me. It’s bags like these that remind us that designers don’t have to make everything out of lambskin or patent leather, but sometimes design something simpler and a bit more usable-what a relief. Buy through Shopbop for $247.50 on sale.