2 posts tagged with Grocery Bag

I feel like I’m constantly ragging on the Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent bag line, and I really don’t mean to be. I have nothing in particular against the line and I actually quite like the designer’s clothes, but the bags are, over and over again, simply not attractive to me. It’s the brand’s first foray into handbags, so I can only hope that their efforts will improve. When they do, I will be more than happy to write nice things about them.

Bad reviews may be easier to write, but I much prefer it when I find new bags that I love instead of ones that I hate. Sadly, I pretty much loathe the Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Nylon Grocery Bag, which is too bad, since if I’d actually quite like it if it wasn’t for one thing and one thing only. (more…)

Twelfth St by St. Vincent Grocery Mosaic BagRemember those Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent smooth raw silk dresses that were all the rage a few years ago? Well, this Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Grocery Mosaic Bag reminds me a lot of those dresses, and not just because they are of the same designer.

Both are soft and floppy, with only the most basic of structures to support their frame. But this bag may be even a bigger win than the dresses. It plays on the shapeless structure of re-usable grocery bags, resulting in something that looks like one of those bags in the most glam way possible. The entire bag is made of touchable suede, which adds an air of luxe, and the mixed-metal studs play into the stud trend, but in a different, more subtle and bohemian way. This bag is almost too good to be true: toss anything in it and still, it looks amazing. Be careful though: the suave, buttery suede may not be able to hold the heaviest of weights, so refrain from piling it full. And definitely do not use it for groceries. Buy through ShopBop for $195.