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January 20, 2005

Ask the Bag Lady

Dear Bag Lady,
I live in San Francisco and it will be raining continuously for the next month and half!! I need a bag that will hold up in the weather. Preferably, something vinyl and washable that will keep contents dry
and zips completely closed.

I usually carry a book, my regular purse, a water bottle, change of dry shoes, and my lunch to work, so it's got to be hefty! I'd love to find something like this that has a small outside zip pocket for quick-access contents like my subway pass. Oh, and it wouldn't hurt to have a rain bag with style!

Signed,
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Bag


Dear Raindrops,
The Bag Lady has been keeping your question in mind for the past few weeks as she shops for bags. A number of potential bags were spotted and she thinks you'll be pleased with the results!

012005gap.jpgNumber One Pick
The Gap Rainslicker collection will help keep your contents high and dry all through the rainy season. I prefer the Rainslicker tote in Sandlewood Pink, but there is also a Rainslicker mini hobo if you are looking for a smaller bag. Top the bag off with a cute rain hat to complete the look.

Also Worth Looking at
Old Navy has a current line of Piped Nylon Bags that would repel the rain. The Piped Nylon Purse is probably too small for all the things you carry, but I've spotted a Piped Nylon Tote in Navy at the stores.

If you are looking for a higher end bag try surfing on over to A + N (which the Bag Lady originally ready about in the Daily Candy) for a lovely line of nylon bags that look to be both sturdy, rain repellant and easy on the eyes. The Bag Lady has been admiring the Ava Shopper in all three colors and plans to look at them in person the next time she is in NYC.

Hope you like these suggestions and stay dry!

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