This unusual tote was calling to me at the San Francisco de Young Museum’s Balenciaga and Spain exhibit. Made in the USA from coated canvas, it’s strong, easy to spot clean, and oh-so-chic.
The iconic image printed on both sides of the bag is Balenciaga’s 1967 black silk evening dress and a stunning wrap made from gazar. With that image the tote is an eye-catcher and never fails to attract a second glance from passersby. A few people have approached me wanting to discuss the exhibit. (I’m always up for a chat about fashion.)
I grab this tote when I’m headed out walking to the postoffice and/or my local drugstore. It holds a wallet and other essentials with enough room for mail and small items I might buy, eliminating the need for plastic shopping bags. An added bonus is the handles are just long enough to fit comfortably over my shoulder.
Check back next week for another installment of A Tote Bag a Week.