The pretty but practical tote makes summer style a breeze.
IF ONE LOOK at the simple, ladylike totes at Dior isn’t enough to make you swap out your clutch for something more substantial, then at least consider the practicality factor of this season’s “it bag.” Summer soirees are just around the corner, and by packing the proper contents, a tote has the ability to take you from business to pleasure in no time flat. We love the idea of stashing a few evening essentials in an oversized bright-hued bag—a bold cocktail ring, a shocking pink lip color and your favorite after-hours scent are really all you need to transition from corporate cutie to evening diva. You may even want to consider packing a toothbrush—because with the right bag, who knows where the night might take you.
1/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900.
2/ BALENCIAGA BAG available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
3/ TOTE BAG available at Apricot Lane, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.725.0020.
4/ PRADA BAG available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
5/ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN BAG available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
6/ FURLA TOTE available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
REBECCA MINKOFF BAG
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN BAD
Photo credit: Carmen Troesser