A better-late-than-never post on weekenders


I just realized summer is more than halfway over and I haven’t brought you a post on weekenders yet, which doesn’t seem quite right. So please forgive me for my lateness, and let’s start with a bag that’s quite like the one I’ve been shlepping out to Sag Harbor with on the regular: the colors here are just so good, and it’s lined in a nice silky fabric.

This is on the splurgy side, but is so elegant, and super-durable.

Here is one that looks much fancier than it is.

I’ve checked out this one from Clare V on more than one occasion, and my friend Michelle bought it and loves it; it’s super-lightweight and comes in several good colors.

Just a really classic version from Tumi.

This is actually a gym bag, but it’s big enough to use as a weekender, and nobody’s going to arrest you for doing so.

I am not the biggest fan of Longchamp bags, but I do think this looks pretty fantastic in army green.

From Herschel: just a good solid basic tote.

A cute little collab between LeSportsac and Rifle Paper Co.

A camo option, but of course. The inside is lined in the best bright orange.

I always love a mix of canvas and leather.

A quick heads up


I’m off on a little vacation, guys, to a yoga retreat in Italy. This is the villa where I’ll be staying—doesn’t it look rather fantastic? I’m leaving today, and there may be a post or two in my absence, so do check in if you feel so inclined. Everything will return to business as usual on Monday the 7th. Meanwhile, I want to hear about your summer vacation—or staycation—plans. What have you got in the works?

Top 5 of the week: leopard prints


I was off leopard prints for a while, but I’m feeling them again, I think because I keep seeing them on items I really want, like these sweats. I could do without the pre-distressing—I can destroy my own clothes, thank you very much—but still think they’re pretty great.

This jacket is also super-distressed, and it also costs way more than it should, but I am not a little obsessed with it.

Why not leopard print sunglasses?

Leopard prints in fun colors are always a delight, and this mini-tote from Clare V feels both totally cute and nicely sophisticated.

OK, I realize I’m getting way ahead of the seasons on this one, but this faux fur peacoat is just divine.



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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