On Our Radar: The Pouch Bag
Designers spoke, and we all listened: Goodbye, big bags; hello, minis. I’ve been toting an envelope clutch around during the day—I even swapped my wallet for a Valextra card holder to save space. The clutch only has space for my barest essentials—cards, phone, sunglass case, and a lip gloss. I’m not ready to go back to big, but while I like the lean look, sometimes a clutch is just too small. That’s why I’ve got my eye on a drawstring leather pouch. I’ve been seeing great versions at my market appointments. When The Row introduces handbags to its collection for Fall (they’ll be at Barneys in July), it’ll include an amazing blush python sac. Balenciaga offers a version with its classic metal details. Loewe’s come in candy colors, and VBH’s is ultra-luxe, with studded python. They’re perfect for those days when less just isn’t more.
Above: Pouches by The Row (top left), VBH (top right), Balenciaga (center), and Loewe (bottom).