The Graphic Tote That Zahra Is Wishlist-ing Right Now
The long weekend is here and another one is coming up as I type this. And naturally, the need to escape Mumbai and the hectic city life — even if it’s just for a few days — is tempting. But you don’t want to overpack for a short getaway and be lugging around heavy bags. The idea is to travel light and come back refreshed and rejuvenated.
And while my usual leather totes are perfect handbags for workdays, weekend getaways call for more casual — and most definitely cute! — totes that don’t just look good, but can store all of your essentials comfortably. So when Nitya Arora’s new limited edition collaboration with The Label Life popped up on my social feed earlier this week, I knew what I wanted for my next weekend getaway.
The designer — known for her funked up jewellery designs under the Valliyan label — has come out with a new capsule collection of everyday essentials with the e-commerce store, which includes scarves, totes, cushions, etc. However, the one piece I’m totally coveting right now is the Marble & Terrazzo Tote.
The designer admits to a love for aesthetic flooring, and touts marbles and mosaics as her inspirations for creating these graphic designs. The tote’s graphic print takes cues from classic Venetian tile patterns and veined marbles, and is a beautiful amalgamation of the same. The canvas fabric makes it perfect for road trips and beaches, and the contrast tan faux leather straps add the right amount of visual relief. Plus that scalloped edge is so darn cute!
You can pre-order the bag on the site right now, and it will ship within 20 days. Till then, I’m planning my next getaway and sorting my long drive playlist in anticipation!