Ladies and gents, I know it has been a little while (and try not to hold that against me too much), but I’m back. After some moving around, I’ve just settled into my new apartment here in New York City to rejoin the rest of the PurseBlog team. With any move comes its own laundry list of things with which one needs to become acclimated – new neighborhoods, new transportation, new accents. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s made the leap to NYC themselves, but one of the biggest obstacles for me has been navigating the city, especially to and from work. You see, it’s not the subway system that has proven an issue. No, the issue has been finding what to carry! In a city like NYC, and for a girl like me, finding that perfect balance of fashion and function is a must. Could this Bottega Veneta Roma Intecciato Leather Tote be the answer to a NYC commuter’s prayers?

Bottega Veneta is a brand that always catches my eye. The leather used in the brand’s accessories is supple yet durable, and Bottega’s designs are both classic and chic. Once again, that proves true here. This particular bag comes in black as well, but I’m definitely leaning toward this gray-green option. I love that the two top handles are clearly sturdy; for the size of this bag, flimsy little handles would do it no justice. Open up the gorgeous bag and you will find plenty of pockets. For me, this is a must. I love when I open up a bag and can grab my subway pass, keys, phone or lip gloss at a moments notice.

Like any Bottega bag, this one is not cheap. You can, however, breath a little easier knowing that this bag is timeless and will be worth every last penny. But if this one isn’t for you, what bag would YOU recommend as a commuter-friendly, fashionable option?

Buy through Net-A-Porter for $3400.

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