Hello dear January,
you wouldn’t probably understand the importance of a bag, or the reason it needs to be a love at first sight. A love that will transform into a long-term relationship. I am sure that you walk around care-free.
I have been looking for a bag, black preferably, to match everything, even if fashion codes are more relaxed nowadays regarding colour… There are still sales in Paris, in case you care, even though less important for “classic” items…
I had one I loved, but it started getting old, and I need to replace it. The thing is, I have been around many Parisian stores, not to mention e-shops, but I still haven’t made up my mind.
I need to feel a kind of thrill… to say… this is “it”!
It has to look good on me, and the way I dress (or if it is too nice, it might be an incentive to upgrade my style)
I also want it to be of soft leather, something that is agreeable to touch, and hug.
Something very practical with pockets, where I can put a cell-phone, or metro ticket.
Also a bag I can carry in many different ways, because I usually have my hands full.
Something that has personality: not too dull, but at the same time not showy, because I need it for everyday.
And, last but not least, something that I can afford, (so I will pass on mainstream designers).
Have I found my “it” bag?
Well, not yet! I thought I had the perfect deal, but after trying it for a day, I realised the handle was too short to carry it on my elbow, and the more weight I put in (notebook, umbrella, etc), the more I need alternatives.
Others were ok, but with no external pockets. Too showy, too expensive, too dull, too not me!
If it were for something dressy, that I carry once a month, I wouldn’t need to worry.
But this everyday bag needs to be reliable. In a way, a substitute of a close friend, a faithful partner, or… a teddy bear?
We need to feel good together, to merge, and at the same to keep our independence…
The whole process made me wonder if a long-term relationship shouldn’t have some of these characteristics 🙂