I’m searching for The Perfect Handbag.
I know (almost) exactly what I want.
I can’t find it.
I wish I could design my own bag.
I don’t know how to sew or work with leather.
I want a large, distressed leather, tote bag.
I like the idea of a distressed caramel colored leather, but a distressed dark brown might work.
I don’t want it to look western and cowboy-ish.
I’m a beach girl.
The Perfect Handbag needs to be large enough to fit all my stuff inside, plus a lens or two.
A nice, buttery, leather would be perfect … as long as it isn’t too heavy.
I want the purse to look BETTER as it ages and gets marked up.
I like the look of this tote by the Whipping Post:
But, although, I want the outside to look tote-ish –
I want pockets … lots of pockets.
Tote bags, generally, are lacking in pockets.
I want at least one, if not two, pockets on the outside.
(Quick access to a cell phone!)
I’d also like a divider pocket with a zipper on the inside.
Without a divider, the bag is just one large SPACE.
It becomes impossible to find stuff when you need it.
Although, a divider probably would mean it’s not called a tote?
Should my imaginary Perfect Handbag be a messenger bag instead?
I want it to have a detachable strap so I can wear it crossbody when I need my hands.
(Also because of my bum arm. I can’t carry anything with my right arm or on my right shoulder.)
Does such a bag exist?
Do any of you know of anyone who makes, reasonably priced, good quality, leather goods?