Wang Wins the Bag Wars

Carol

My Blackberry was stolen last night. Having your Blackberry stolen in this city is the emotional equivalent of having your personal diary stolen…a diary without a lock. There, for any petty thief to see, is a stockpile of personal emails between friends (i.e. “I’m PMSing so badly, I just ate two vanilla cupcakes, chicken wings, a handful of cashews, and a banana. In that order.” OR “I can’t BELIEVE that floozy went home with MY EX-BOYFRIEND LAST NIGHT!!?!!!!”). Also, the Blackberry is home to countless classified work emails, private BBM conversations, an entire address book worth of contacts, a calendar with the next two months of your life scheduled on it, etc. Needless to say, when I got home from an overly active night of bar-hopping (bff Tina’s apartment, Diablo Royale, The Rusty Knot, The Randolph, and Goldbar) and dug around sleepily in my bag searching for the all-important device, I pretty much had a major meltdown when my hands came up empty. “Argh!!!!” I screeched at 1 a.m. causing my roommate to run out of his room to ensure I was not being hacked to death in the middle of the living room.

“Ugh, you need a better bag to take out at night,” he mumbled grumpily after hearing my tale of woe. That’s when it hit me. If I had a bag that was small, light, comfortable to carry, AND chic, maybe I wouldn’t be tempted to throw it down on a banquette at Goldbar while I danced my cares away. Maybe I would actually want to keep said bag on my body all night. Maybe things would stop mysteriously disappearing (i.e. wads of cash, about four cell phones to date, credit cards). Maybe my life would just be better.

And so, I turned to fab online destination, lagarconne.com, this morning determined to find the perfect solution. And there, beckoning me from the glow of my computer screen was this Alexander Wang bag, just in today. It’s just the right size, has multiple pockets to compartmentalize your things, and it zips closed, discouraging any would-be thieves. The straps ideal length allows you to sling it across your body messenger-bag-style when you want your hands free to carry multiple drinks or in case you want to wave your hands in the air (like you just don’t care) whilst dancing. It’ll look equally at home with beat up jeans and a tank as it would with a fierce black mini dress. In other words, it’s the all-purpose “going out” bag that I’ve been looking for all my life. Or at least since I was about 16. As if I needed one more reason to love Alex Wang.

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