Oh hell yeah, bitches—it's tote bag season! I had been in love with my yellow and tan magazine tote from Kate Spade, but after two summers of being dragged to every outdoor happy hour, beer hall day drinking, and the like, it's looking a bit rough.
My quest to get a new tote bag was not easy because I'm always trying to find things that are both masculine and feminine. Unfortunately for me, this year's Kate Spade line features totes like this that are the equivalent of douchey graphic tees, festooned with contrived quotes from Dorothy Parker. NO THANKS. The male equivalent of Kate Spade—Jack Spade—was also pretty uninspired.
I thought maybe I should forgo the buying of a new tote in favor of doing what I did in college, which was put everything in my pockets and look like a fucking slob 24/7, but let's NOT go backwards, right?
Then, my girlfriend bought a cute bag from Fossil. I was all like, "Doesn't Fossil make cheap watches for college students?" Not exactly. They have some good shit in there, like the bag I ended up buying: the Austin Shopper ($148, Fossil). Not bad, right?