I’m heading to Europe this summer for a month, and of course, I’m already getting organized. In addition to researching my trip, I’m also organizing my organizational methods. Try to say that three times fast. At the top of my list is finding the perfect type of purse, something that’s travel friendly, secure, sturdy, and will fit all of my daily essentials. I have the similar cross body black on black confetti purse from Lee Coren, but in more of a clutch style with a thin strap. This Box Crossbody is exactly what I’m looking for. Made of vegan leather, it’s a solid deal for $130. Find it here.
If you’re a Lee Coren fan like me, you can never have enough of her bags, backpacks, pouches and more in your closet. And lucky me, I just received a new one (the darling Portofino Pouch, Confetti in pink, as a Christmas gift. Made of vegan suede, this pouch is the perfect size—it’s not too big, and not too small—just the right hand-held size for lipstick, keys, and basic cards. For $36, you won’t find anything more functional, practical, or adorable. Find it here.
I'm a huge fan of Lee Coren's work. (I don't think I could possibly own enough of her bags.) For Christmas, she featured a remarkable bulk sale and I was lucky enough to be gifted with three items from her current collection, including the Portofino Pouch in Bronze Indigo ($34) seen above. This handheld beauty is big enough to hold your phone, keys, lipstick, and more. You can use it as a small evening clutch, or put it in your daytime bag to hold your essentials. It's even prettier in person! Find it here.
This past September, I had a chance to go to Europe and of course, it was amazing. But the bag that I took with me didn't cut it. I carried around a large canvas tote bag that was thick, hefty, heavy, and super awkward. Mostly, I had a bag that big with me so that I could tote around my iPad for writing excursions. But my bag ended up being more annoying than helpful. Since then, I've been looking for a crossbody bag to take with me on future exotic trips, as well as day trips to places like San Francisco. I need something that will accommodate my iPad, wallet, and other essentials. Enter: Lee Coren's fabulous vegan Everything Crossbody purse in black on black confetti. For $70, you honestly can't find anything better out there on the market. Trust me, I've been doing extensive research for the last three months to find just the right crossbody bag, and this is it.
It's super lightweight, easy to care for and clean, and it's just big enough to fit an iPad and other important daily items. As a bonus feature, you can remove the crossbody strap and use it as a clutch for an evening out, and it has an inside pocket. This is perfection in a purse.
I've long been searching for the perfect "city" backpack—something that's functional, practical, can carry plenty of stuff, but is also perfectly stylish. You'd be surprised, but it's actually hard to find such a backpack with all of these must-haves. Most backpacks are too sporty, too collegiate, or too boring.
I'm in San Francisco every Monday and I already have a fantastic laptop backpack, but I end up having to bring an entire other tote bag for my lunch and water bottles. So, I've been on the hunt for a bag that could carry everything as I traipse up and down hills to get to my acting class.
Enter: The Metropolitan Backpack from Lee Coren in black vegan leather with a black faux suede/confetti upper section. I think it's perfect, and at $139, so does my bank account. Or better yet, so does my Christmas wish list!
This darling backpack meets all of my needs and it's made by the lovely Lee Coren, whose work I adore. This LBB can carry two S'well water bottles, contains a zipper inside pouch for keys and your phone, and another pouch for easy access to lipstick and change. It also has a hidden pocket that faces your back to keep valuables away from thieves.
Check out this beloved little black backpack here.