Proenza Schouler Blanket Print PS1, $2290 via Net-a-Porter

I’ve had Proenza Schouler on my list as the next bag to add to my collection for quite some time, but since I made that decision, I’ve spent months dithering over exactly which bag to get. It seems like every new bag that Proenza releases is something I would kill to have in my closet, which makes actually taking the plunge a rather fraught thing to do. Sure, I adore the PS11 right now, but buying Proenza is sort of like buying an Apple product – should I get the awesome thing that I really want right now, or should I wait six months and see what kind of exponentially-more-awesome thing the brand will surely come up with? Big problems, these.

That’s why Megs and I write about nearly every version of the Proenza Schouler PS1 that comes out; I can’t speak for her, but I’m almost always driven to lust by each one of them. Lust and confusion, which is where I’m at right now with the Proenza Schouler Blanket-Print PS1, brand new for Fall 2011. I thought I wanted a PS11?

There’s just something so essentially Proenza about this PS1 in particular. The combination of tan and neon yellow against black, the pixelated take on traditional Native American blankets, the rich black leather that borders the whole thing. It’s a multicolored bag that can be worn like basic black in a casual setting, and those kinds of special-yet-useful accessories are what take an entire ensemble to the next level. Not only will this bag make you automatically the coolest kid on the block, but you’ll actually get some good use out of it while it works its special Proenza magic. Ladies, I can’t even explain to you how much I want this bag. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2290.

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