As is so often the case, I’ve tried out quite a few bags in the last few months. Now that I’ve lived with them for a while, I thought I’d report back.
The Spartina won the “constant companion” spot. Whoda’ thunkit’?! It’s the smallest of the batch, and yet, it perfectly holds my trusty iPhone, lip stuff, all the shouldn’t be without ’em cards, cash and a few coins, with room left over to stow my car fob when necessary.
I had to make one lifestyle modification for this to work, and the Knight gets a HUGE assist. We switched from carrying all those key cards for all those stores to an iPhone app called Key Ring. I’m sure it annoys some cashiers, because sometimes the bar codes scan, and sometimes, they have to key in my number manually. Sorry, but I suppose the same could happen with their corporate-issued cards, right?
Winner of the tried & true category is the Seacoast Baby tote. Sadly, it’s very summery, so it’s been retired already and I haven’t found its perfect replacement yet. I could have another made by the same crafter, but honestly, I haven’t had time to track her down and see if that really is an option.
Not a single modification was required for this successful union. It happily stored my Spartina wristlet and the larger runner up below, along with my sunglasses, Sissy’s emergency kit, and a few other odds and ends!
First runner up is definitely the Tignanello wallet. It would have been a bulky winner if I hadn’t been given the Spartina, which did the same thing, only in a wristlet rather than as a very awkward crossbody.
I love the pebble leather, but my iPhone didn’t fit into that pocket you see without a fight, and the snap wouldn’t always stay snapped. The big drawback was that it is really an accordian style wallet in a zip-around suit, with a really ugly, stiff, unadjustable but removable long strap. However, if you always need a checkbook with you, I still heartily recommend this item…
Of course, I want to know what you’re carrying for fall too…