Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The City Tote From Foley+Corinna

All bag photos: Bloomingdales
Since I must schlep on foot and subways everywhere around New York City, I buy nothing by crossbody bags. Moreover, I don't want to hurt my neck carrying them. So I'm very selective. I want my purse to look stylish, have enough inside pockets to organize things; be big enough to hold all my essentials, but at the end of the day, look slim and sleek. So we're back to being chic and stylish, aren't we?

Recently, I found the perfect bag! It's the signature City Tote from Foley+Corinna, which was designed with a smart "mix of sophistication, fun and function." For a tote, it is compact; roomy, yet looks and wears more like a purse.

The bag has strong, smooth double handles (to fit your shoulder); a detachable adjustable crossbody strap (which I like to use). The interior has a durable polyester lining; 2 smartphone pockets and a zip pocket. The outside of the bag is a foldover design with a 3rd wide zip pocket.

The Foley+Corinna Mid City Crossbody bag is available in vintage leather. However, I bought it in polyurethane, also called "liberated leatherTM." It costs a third less than geniune leather, but looks remarkable: substantial just like real leather. It is my 1st "liberated leatherTM" bag ever. (Can a person tell the difference between liberated leatherTM and animal hide leather, you may ask? Yes ... but only if she looks for it. It feels slightly different.) To the naked eye, it looks like an expensive bag! 

On Friday night, I went to the New York City Ballet, carrying my new tote. I went with it folded over. After the performance I stuffed my program booklet, a windbreaker and silk scarf neatly inside to return home. The night was too warm to wear them.

It is no surprise that this bag is designed by 2 women for women because they got it right! I love my new bag!!

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  1. I love this bag! Have to check it out for my NYC jaunts, and when I go to opera I could use the extra space for my wrap and my opera glasses.

    Aren't you the clever one to find this!!

    Cheers, M-T

  2. Yes, it is perfect for the opera and running around the city, M-T! It's bigger, but I'm not finding it harder or more awkward to carry then my purse, so it is designed well. Today I had the chance to touch and feel some pricey leather bags, and I couldn't tell the difference between my "liberated leather" and real leather, so I may have to rescind my statement that they feel slightly different. To let you know in case you're tempted to save a few bucks. As mentioned though, the bag comes in both.

    Above I added Amazon links to the tote. Amazon is a good place to start to get an idea of what all is available, sizes, colors, etc. Hope you end up as happy as me with your new bag.😍