Nankeen Bags and Accessories

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Two zippered interior pockets (why just have one?) are useful, as are wide handles that work both over the shoulder and carried in hand. Without being overly bulky, the generous size accommodates a weekend or longer, even allowing me to stash a gallon water bottle when I was in a pinch. I also like the wide flat bottom, making the bag easy to pack and to set down while in transit (although I was hesitant to get it dirty) and the dual zipper pulls. Both the interior and exterior pulls are little cloth knots, further testament to the careful consideration put into Nankeen.

Bags come in a variety of other sizes too — from totes to clutches — and ties and pillows are the perfect way to add crisp patterns without being too stuffy or too out there. Big bags are $225 (extremely reasonable for its size) and all products are available online from Nankeen.