If you had told me yesterday that today, I would look at a black leather satchel with small silver studs and think it was interesting or inventive, I would have told you to shut up. No kidding.
And yet, the Kenneth Cole New York Emcee Squared Satchel is both interesting and inventive. It’s also pretty stylish and reasonably priced, all of which can sometimes be hard to find in a functional black leather bag. Valentino wishes it had come up with this idea first. (more…)
Sometimes you don’t even know that you had a problem until someone ingenious comes along and fixes it for you. Take the toaster, for example – I bet most people were just fine making toast other ways, and then suddenly there was a machine just for that purpose. Now no one knows how to do it any other way (I suspect it might involve my oven’s broiler, although I also suspect that I have no idea how to use it).
I feel like the Kenneth Cole New York Curve Your Appetite Bag might be a similar kind of innovation. Probably not on the same level as the toaster, granted, but you get the idea. The top frame of the bag, instead of being flat, is actually curved in order to lay evenly against the curved hip with which it has to interact. Hopefully, that would lead to less uncomfortable jostling when wearing this sort of crossbody bag while walking, and isn’t that a problem that you didn’t really realize you had, but that you totally do? I know it happens to me. The surface against which this bag will lay isn’t flat, so they made the bag’s structure equally non-flat. Brilliant. Buy through Nordstrom for $148.
Back in college, wristlets were all the rage. I mean, in all reality, they were perfect for a night out bar hopping or heading to a house party. Wristlets are large enough to fit your credit cards, ID, some cash, and your house keys while being compact enough that you didn’t have to worry about ruining it in a crowded bar or at a rowdy party. But, is there a age cut-off with wristlets? Personally, I haven’t toted one around since college, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Take for example, the Kenneth Cole New York Tabloid Wristlet. This is the kind of wristlet I could see many different age groups sporting. The black wristlet is made of leather, holds your credit cards, money, cell phone and even a cell phone (if it’s not too bulky). And as to be expected, there is a wrist strap; pretty much a no brainer, huh? I like the top flap with magnetic closure and the top zip closure. I think this wristlet is well crafted and overall has a nice look and feel to it. However, I am still stuck on if I would use a wristlet at this point in my life. To be honest, I think at this point in my life, I would grab a clutch as I run out the door before I would grab a wristlet. Yet, there are many occasions where a wristlet might be the best option for you. Buy through Zappos for $148.