I have a bag addiction; I’m not denying it. Purses, clutches, bags, satchels, totes; I love them all. My addiction started when I was 15 and I saved up my babysitting money to purchase a “real leather purse.” Since then, my obsession has advanced and I now find myself drooling over the purse section at Holt Renfrew, Neiman Markus, and of course, Diane Von Furstenberg.
I’m currently fantasizing about the new Diane Von Furstenberg Addison tote in saffron. This is my dream bag: vintage colours, roomy yet structured, minimal embellishments and lots of room to lug around my stuff. Even though I have a purse addiction, I’m practical. I usually fall for a purse that will go with almost any outfit, and will last me at least a couple of seasons. This purse (fortunately or unfortunately for me) fits the bill. I’m already envisioning myself with it over coffee, running errands, conducting interviews, and on weekend jaunts. It comes in two other incredible colours: emerald and blackberry, which are perfect for fall.
There are worst things in life than being addicted to purses, but a small part of me used to wish that I was addicted to something more random and affordable, like wooden spoons or old bottles. When one of my favorite teachers in high school confessed his love for old bottles (a very expensive item to collect apparently), I realized that everyone has their “thing,” and at least my addiction can help me carry my stuff around. Images courtesy of DVF.com