Totes that aren’t leather


I haven’t included any faux leather here, just bags in cotton, canvas, and nylon, because they’re lightweight, durable, and usually cheaper than their leather counterparts. How adorable is this cotton crochet number from Clare V?

This comes in a variety of hues, but I’m digging the pristine white.

A really cute shopper, for the beach or the greenmarket.

This has an understatedly elegant vibe.

This drawstring option—by Dagne Dover, a brand I know a lot of you swear by—has plentiful interior and exterior pockets, making it ideal for travel.

How sweet is the pop of pink here?

I have coveted this washed denim tote for some time now: it’s kind of gargantuan—you can for sure use it as a weekender—and I feel like it will get better with age.

This is just delightfully preppy, but in a way that skews really chic.



Top 5 of the week: denim skirts


Most denim skirts are minis these days, and my moment for those has surely passed. But I did a little digging to locate some with more grown-up hemlines, like this maxi skirt from Cos, even though I don’t typically love a maxi length.

The asymmetrical hemline here is just so good.

I dig the clean, dark wash on this one.

White denim always looks so crisp.

This skirt also comes in a good blue denim, but I’m kind of liking the black.


A delightful assortment of graphic tees


I like these best worn under a blazer with jeans or chinos, and I prefer when the graphic is pretty clean, like on this tee. I also really dig that acid green, which pops like crazy.

The classic New York City tee: it doesn’t get much cooler or iconic than this.

This is just kind of sweet.

I’m a sucker for an arrow, and I also like the typeface here.

I dig the muscle car vibes here.

A pretty, floral choice that’s feminine without being girly.

Commemorate the year Roe v. Wade became the law of the land with this striped number. 30% of your purchase goes to the National Institute of Reproductive Health.

A bold star on a classic ringer tee: cutely retroish.

This play on the once-ubiquitous plastic shopping bag is fun.

How cute is this clever trompe l’oeil option?

I don’t usually like faux vintage tees, but this one looks so authentically vintage that I might go for it.

I’m terrified of actual snakes, but I love snake imagery—I have two tattoos and multiple rings with that motif. And now I might have to add this to the menagerie.

You are one, so why not own it?

Another faux-vintage tee that clears the bar.

The fresh color combination on this timeless Rolling Stones tee makes it modern.





Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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