The Find: an Alexander Wang bag that could protect a fragile ego (and an actual person)
Black is always in style, but espresso is the colour for handbags this fall (that means there’s a brown undertone, like hair with lowlights). We know it isn’t fall yet (we’ve been outside), but during our endless hours of shopping, it has become clear that fall and pre-fall items are slowly creeping into stores, like the worst kind of autumnal tease (oh, and since we’re still sweating the summer, there’s a good chance a 50 to 70 per cent off summer sale is within throwing distance).
A store’s first shipment is always the strongest, showcasing the season’s hottest trends that won’t stay on the shelves for long, so those stressed out about not having an “it bag” should go now, while others can wait until a cold shower starts to feel cold again. While in search of a Popsicle, we walked by Ossington’s Jonathan and Olivia and found this Alexander Wang deep brown “Robyn” hobo/bucket bag; we love the meticulous construction, the hand feel of the soft, thick leather and the chunky chrome hardware finishing each corner. We also like how it could be a weapon on those lonely nights walking down Ossington after a few drinks. $1,095.
Jonathan and Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com.