I have two handbags by Lauren Ralph Lauren (Lauren’s diffusion line) – a Newbury Double Zip Shopper, and this large tote, both bought on deep discount. The tote has held up pretty well because I really sling things into it.
Recently though, I am getting more use out of this black leather clutch LRL clutch bag. During the pandemic, I got out of the habit of carrying a bag when I was going out for a short time. I would slip my phone (which carries my credit cards), a back of tissues and my keys into my jacket pocket. After all, I only went out for walks or to do grocery shopping. Lately I have been using this clutch. It holds my small essentials, and now that I am going back to work I can slip it into my bigger, heavier work bag (usually a Longchamp Les Pliage tote, and take it with me if I am going out for lunch, to a dinner, hairdresser etc. Sweden lifted all its restrictions on February 9th, so things are opening up now. I do find it strange to be carrying heavy bags again and am resisting lugging everything everywhere when sometimes I need only the very basics.