The Row Carry All Tote: Smooth Operator

The Row Carry All Tote

If this tote were a cocktail, it would be a perfectly balanced martini, stirred and not shaken. One that goes down nice and smooth. It would also be one overpriced drink. Those damn Olsens! They’re so good at what they’re doing these days, I almost forget to scoff at the price tags of their bags.

The Row’s super-slick leather tote might look square at first glance, but it’s actually a super-great, functional bag. The top remains flat upon closing it up, thanks to two slim flaps that overlap and clasp together, all neat and tidy. But you don’t have to work for it; the flaps have magnets built in, so you don’t have to strategically match them up. Structured and rigid from some angles, its hardness is countered by rounded edges. The result? A subtle sense of uniqueness, courtesy of a carryall that’s as easy on your eyes as it is on your hands. But the downside? This is a big-ticket item. I would totally get it if it weren’t for The Row’s crazy pricing strategy. But, alas. At Barneys New Yorkicon for $2,850.

Pair with: Get a jump on fall’s big tartan trend with Stella McCartney’s cozy and casual textured-knit pullover sweater. (And yes, this is another crazy investment you’ll have to justify!). On My Theresa for $1,150.


  1. dela
    August 22, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Is it me or have The Row bags’ prices gone down just a tad bit since their debut? Maybe they are not dealing with as may exotics.

    • Tina Craig
      August 27, 2013 / 10:30 am

      the leather bags have always been more reasonable! xx Tina

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