The NY Times ran a piece last week about the compact bag stating that,
â€œa more bohemian set of fashionable women is adopting the vaguely vintage style of carrying a small bag on a long strap.
I’d like to know whom these women are and if they are adopting the bag during the day? The only example given was that of stylist Kate Young who carries a compact bag in the evening. I have no problem with that. I much prefer to use a smaller bag at night. But to get me to give up my oversized bag in the day is like asking a smoker to quit. It’s going to take a hell of a lot of willpower and discipline! Where would I put my filofax, two magazines, make up bag, perfume, book, ipod, wallet, bottle of water, keys, pens, notepad and phone? It’s just not going to happen. Not until there is a better alternative…