Totes, organizers, satchels--- all needed as every gal has stuff to haul around.
We noticed a cross-over trend for a few years now---from traditional outdoor labels aspiring to attract the urban markets---that only makes sense. Quality is quality.
Ellington, a haul it all collection from Oregon that we have reviewed prior...at Outdoor Retailer. But is also a collection that shows at more fashion-y accessories trade shows here in the Big Apple too.
As its affordable and stylish bags easily fit many lifestyles.
New for Fall 2011 is the versatile, durable nylon cross-body Weekender belonging to the lightweight Ameilia collection...in new colors like eggplant, navy blue and olive.
We like the functional slot to attach to luggage upright handles...smart.
The Annie Convertible backpack/tote ($54) is a quilted sporty/ grown-up take on a choice design with a handy organizer panel beneath the front flap.
Hobos are classics at this point---
|Sadie Hobo-Suede $199|
|Great lining, inner pockets...key clip|
...and the Sadie has just the right amount of slouchy softness in rich glazed Italian leather---including limited edition bronze metallic and Black Floral Emboss (for Holidays-October delivery $229)...
... or soft suede ...with subtle hardware decorative details.
The Nicole hobo with subtle pleating----has an eye catching diagonal zipper opening...
|Nicole Hobo $189|
Ellington's new accessories collection from the Bella group---is made from a unique glossy Italian leather-----that makes a modern statement without dating itself...
|Bella Tote $209|
|Bella Wallry $69|
Wallets, hobos, totes and cross-body purses with polished nickel tone hardware and smooth leather trims and straps---come in the basic color waves---Graphite (black trim), Midnight Blue (brown trim)---and the carry-over Tan (brown trim).
----It's a nice in between a tailored purse----mashed-up with the ease of a roomy oversized tote. We like how it's a bit more polished than our usual tote---as the Simone version fits the Yiddish word schlepper with an elegant chicness worthy of more expensive brands.
INFO: ELLINGTON HANDBAGS