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June 6, 2006

My new bag


At long last I finally purchased my new bag and 30th birthday present to myself. After much searching I decided to go with the Secret Love large tote in mahogany from Francesco Biasia.

So far after using the bag for a couple weeks I am glad I made this purchase. The bag isn't perfect but its a great everyday commuting bag that's cool to look at and stands out in the sea of average bags.

First off the good stuff. The bag does fit my tupperware container of lunch that I carry with me everyday. I'm going to look into some taller, skinner tupperware for a better fit but overall I can bring my lunch to work without having to cram it in. The two main pockets are useful to keep stuff separate but everything is still roomy. It has the standard zip pocket and cell pockets as well as two flap pockets on each side. I also like the silver clip in the front that holds the main flap and the pull tie. I addition, I started using this bag when we were having major daily down pours in Boston and the leather withstood the rain and dried out just fine.

What could be improved: The lining of the bag. Its a dull off white with the Francesco Biasia logo. A bag with this rich brown color is screaming for an equally rich contrasting lining. I have no idea why they went with something so boring. Also, I love the braided handles but they tend to pinch my shoulders if they twist up at all.

So overall although there are a few design flaws I enjoy carrying this bag with me everyday. I've only seen one other person on the street besides me carry this bag so it is nice to be unique.




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