Let’s go ahead and get the obvious out of the way here: I’d like this bag better if it wasn’t black. Although the black sorta works here, in a rich, wintery way, and a black bag is an essential, if not exciting, part of most women’s wardrobes. The Antik Batik Gossip Big Bag strikes me as a perfect bag for double duty: stylish enough for weekends, practical and roomy enough to take to a job that might require the occasional toting of files. I also wouldn’t be embarrassed to end up out on the town with it, and it looks like if I ended up sleeping at a friend’s place after a few too many, it might be soft enough to stuff and use as a pillow. And I’m all for late-night, multiple-use bags, aren’t you? Buy through Shop Bop, now on sale for $224.

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