Platforms aren’t really having a moment especially, and it took some looking to find enough for a post, but I sort of think they never go out of style. And for those of you who, like me, enjoy the idea of height without pain, they are simply indispensable in the warmer months. This pair from K Jacques is a little less walkable than some of the others here, but I think they’re highly wearable and pretty timeless.
These remind me of a pair of No 6 clog sandals I used to own, except for the cork sole.
A white shoe is always really chic, and I like that this one has studs instead of staples.
This is more of a wedge than a platform, really, but I’m allowing it because I think it’s pretty sexy in a subtle way.
This is the kind of platform you could traverse the city in.
Here is a well-priced pair that stops just short of being clunky.
The less a bag has going on in the hardware, zipper, and extra pockets department, the happier I am, and it would appear I’m not alone. Last week, after I described a bag from Boden as delightfully unadorned, I received a request from a commenter named Ann asking for more of the same. The pleasure is all mine, Ann, though it wasn’t so easy to track a whole lot of them down, as designers are forever adding unnecessary and distracting frippery to their purses, and who even knows why. I did manage to locate a handful, though, like this nice-sized chic navy drawstring option from APC.
Madewell’s Transport Tote is so damn classic, and I feel like this particular choice would look fantastic once broken in.
A gorgeous, perfect-for-the-office backpack that has all the elegance of a straight-up handbag.
OK, this one has some adornment—that excellent patterned strap. But the rest is so clean-lined that I’m including it.
Another straightforward bag from Baggu, this one big enough for all the essentials, but not a whole lot more.
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.