Back in the day, things that were kinda gadgety tended to be ugly – like speakers, computers, toasters and calf building shoes. Thank god the world has changed and not only have techy things become attractive but attractive things are starting to have more function and even tech. So with pleasure I welcomed the Lo and Sons Bags into the scene of fashion bags. I didn’t want to write this post until I had properly used one on a trip because who knows, these ‘higher ends’ can some times yield low-end results, but I’m super happy to say that after a weekend of schlepping baby paraphernalia and clothing up to Portland and back, that I’m in love with my OMG - that’s the overnight and medium gym bag.
But first, lets talk Catalina, which is their canvas weekend bag, with a secret. Its smart, functional, a very good schlepping scale which can fit a lot of my vintage pieces, but the crux, the wild card, the coup de gras about it is that it has a bottom shoe pocket – a pocket just for your disgusting, dirty shoes. Pretty darn simple, especially as someone who brings backup shoes most places (you leave for the flea market in wedges and are in sneakers by the end of the day).
I love that heather gray color-way, but the black one is super ‘throw in your car without caring what happens to it’ friendly, which is what I need these days.
I’ve always been a big fan of canvas bags, especially ones that NEVER break which is why I always bought Lands’ End ones, but these are way more stylish and therefore will win me more friends. It’s great for shopping (duh), the beach, a weekend trip, kids stuff and just general schlepping around town, being a baller.
Watch this bad boy in action:
Meanwhile the one that I used this weekend is the OMG bag – and I almost looked as cool as this chick, except I had a baby with me which required soooo much stuff that you virtually lose all sex appeal almost instantly. On my trip tomorrow, though, sans Charlie, I will look this cool.
So there are lots of pockets, and the interior is wipeable/cleanable which I appreciate, but again, there is this shoe pocket that is very exciting. Also it slides onto your carrier which is officially my reason to buy. It has a pocket that has a bottom zipper that can unzip and then you pop that sucker on without constantly picking up your carry on off the floor because your top bag flipped around and toppled the whole thing.
I like the navy and black color-way (duh) the most, but am mesmerized by this gif and kinda want the pink one, too.
So now, my friends, you too can get this bag. It’s great for traveling, amazing for the gym (if you are fancy like that), and awesome if you love carrying something that looks good and withstands a lot of general wear and tear. I don’t like being precious with my bags – hell, I don’t like being precious with anything, and I THREW that bag around this weekend and not a single mark on it. It’s a splurge but its worth it.
Lo and Sons is giving 20% off all my readers with the coupon code ‘STYLEBYEM’ until the end of May. You may not combine it with other discount codes.
This post was in partnership with Lo and Sons, but all opinions and words are totally mine. Thanks for supporting my partners, friends.