I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed a slow return of shoulder bags. What I mean by these are the bags with long straps with no top handle, that hit somewhere around the waist or hip. In the past few years, I’ve been seeing more totes or large bags take prominence. But now, it looks like we’re finally seeing the medium – smaller bags make a comeback.
I sometimes carry with me everything including the kitchen sink but I’m weaning myself off that habit. Its terrible for my back and my larger, heavier bags rarely see the light of day anymore.
So this year, while I was on a bag ban, I observed my bag use and realised I preferred something medium sized, preferably something that can be slung on the shoulder or a shoulder/handcarry combination. And for some insane reason, I was drawn to this one.
The Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic (I believe 11 means it came out in 2011) really grabs me, especially in a lovely bright colour like this blue calf leather one.
I first came across the Proenza Schouler bags with their PS1 satchel that for some reason, seems to be really popular. Perhaps its the satchel trend, but I never quite got into it. I had the opportunity to view it and feel it once and it just felt to thick and too heavy for my tastes. Just speaking for myself of course :) But the PS11 is something that appeals more to me.