As the year ends, and honestly, it came more swiftly than ever, right?! I have been thinking about the bags that I turned to and used most. One of the aspects that comes with this job is having a lot of bags – whether it be part of my personal collection, gifts I’ve been sent, or press samples to review. A plethora of bags come in and out of our office, so when I tell you I love a bag, there is a good reason and a lot of trial behind it.
Enter the Faure Le Page Daily Battle, a simple design in theory, but one that I have turned to potentially the most this past year. I love this design for several reasons, and I’m here to share them all with you and tell you why you should be my bag twin!
Fashion Meets Function
This tote is rather straightforward, as any tote would be. I give extra points to this tote for having a zip top, so when it’s on my passenger seat and falls over, the contents won’t slide down and disperse all over the car! The first Daily Battle I shared is an open-top, and I’m excited to work the zip-top into my carrying repertoire now as well.
One of the main reasons we see so many of these bags is that we need a haul-all many days. Design-wise and aesthetically speaking, I don’t want a bag I will see carried by at least 5 other people in any one outing. Where I live, there are a ton of repeats of Goyard and LV totes, and I prefer something that stands out and is different. Hence, this bag continues to be one that I reach for often.
As far as the bag itself, there are quite a few reasons why it scores extra points— usability, functionality, and ability to personalize immediately come to mind. There are various colorways in the classic scale canvas print. This print is intriguing, combining a subtle scale with the brand name strewn in, and because it’s different, I am constantly asked about my bag when I carry it.
To Personalize or Not to Personalize
You can also opt for the yellow border (I said yes on my green Daily Battle but no on this Zip Top Tote) and add medals. I have PB on my green version, which could double as PurseBlog and peanut butter, both delightful, obviously.
As far as sizes and colors, there are different sizes and colorways, again allowing this bag to feel more personalized to your liking. The leather trim is always a nice touch. Unlike many other totes, the double-top handles on this bag are adjustable, which is such a selling point.
I don’t like how totes typically don’t allow you to adjust the shoulder straps, so it winds up sitting funny on your arm. Plus, if you have a jacket on, it’s even more snug, or in the summer, vice versa. This is designed seamlessly into the bag, looks nice, and makes it far more usable.
You know I am a huge fan of pouches – my bag is permanently filled with pouches! Faure Le Page has a pouch that you can easily connect to the interior tab and then transfer from bag to bag. This larger pouch size can also act as a clutch with the wristlet strap or as a mini shoulder bag. Again, there are lots of points in usability and functionality.