Here’s a bag my daughter bought for me – she actually bought one for both of us. It’s a Sherpani Soleil AT – Anti-Theft bag, perfect for travel. It’s got almost everything I’ve been looking for in a backpack, much of which I covered yesterday in my Hap Tim backpack post. The one element this bag has that Hap Tim doesn’t is that you can tuck away the backpack straps. That’s one of the most important features I seek. But, it doesn’t have the frame opening I’ve been looking for.
It does fit a lot of stuff, though – I could get almost everything into it that i had in my Hap Tim except for a large hardbound planner. I probably could have crammed it in, and it definitely would fit if i took my purse out. Overall, it’s a really great bag – and if you want anti-theft features with cool style, look no further. Check out their website for all the safety features. The water bottle holders are a very stretchy material that lay flat when not in use. Best of all, it’s wearable four ways – crossbody, shoulder bag, tote, and backpack. Wait, is that what’s best? Or is it that it stands up by itself? It’s so hard to choose.
Here’s my other The Sak convertible purse – remember the one with the rainforest? Here it is in silver. Convertible in many ways – crossbody to shoulder bag to clutch; full size to envelope style. I got this new at TJ Maxx around 9 years ago for a high school reunion.
Ok, I’ll admit it – these photos are from a few years ago when I carried this purse during the 50 days of Easter. The cane in the pictures belonged to my dear mother-in-law Ida McKenney. She was visiting us a few years ago, and we went to Panera for lunch. Ida died last May, and I miss her terribly. Not only was she a great friend, but she stepped up her mom role for me after my mom died in 2001. We loved to go thrifting together wherever we were – her house in Connecticut, here in Cincinnati, or when we traveled.
Here’s a silky silver bag by Kenneth Cole Reaction, modeled by a tree near my car, a table in my room, and my rental car that brought me down here to the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. Driving allowed me to bring enough bags to continue the giveaway away from home. This bag is convertible, roomy, and elegant. Use it as a small tote by carrying the handles, or adjust the strap for shoulder length or crossbody with the bag folded over. Pockets and pouches means your stuff is where you put it… as long as you can remember where that is. Lightweight so it’s great for traveling.
The Sak makes some classic bags – lots of folks know the woven bags, and their various leather styles. This is a very cute convertible bag in a rainforest print. It’s coated cotton and can use the loops at the top for a larger bag or switch to the ones in the middle for a foldover purse. Take off the adustible strap for a clutch. I have another bag just like this in silver (watch for it). I love colorful bags, so if you love to wear basic colors this bag will give you a pop. If you like lots of patterns, well… go for it!