my favorite bagMy favorite bag of all time is this green rip-stop pocket-crazy thing I bought at Marshall's for $20 in 1998.
The original perfect bag
But finally, after years and years of use, and many replaced seams and velcro, the bag started to fade and bulge in sad and worrisome ways. I searched and searched for a replacement but I couldn't find anything that met all my many weird requirements: I wanted an easy-access zip-close top with no cumbersome flap or magnets (magnets erase my BART tickets), an accessible and gently padded pocket for my Sidekick, and a main compartment that's big enough (but only just) to fit my 12-inch laptop.
Finally, the glorious Cinnamon Cooper of Poise stepped in and offered to recreate my perfect bag. After much back-and-forthing, in which the design was streamlined, a new color was selected, and difficult strap decisions were made, the bag arrived in my hot, somewhat mannish hands. And as you can tell by the following photo sequence (which should only be viewed with Madness's "It Must Be Love" playing in the background), my new bag and I are already spending unwholesome amounts of time together:
Marbles is perhaps the slightest bit jealous of the bag, what with all the many things it can hold in its pockets.