Though our lunch-box-carrying, bus-riding school days have long passed, we'll happily channel our childhood spirit for September’s much-awaited, back-to-school shopping experience. Sure, we love an excuse to go crazy on office supplies (who doesn’t feel the need for a new set of Post-its come fall?), but nothing can beat a new bag to tote around.
Rising to the top of our accessories class is a new collection of bags from designer and longtime TriBeCa resident Joy Gryson. Merging her design savvy — she’s worked for fashion powerhouses Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, and Coach — with her charitable mind-set and love for NYC, Joy created her fall/winter collection, IIIbeca by Joy Gryson
. With four different bag styles to choose from, not to mention, an array of colors, these classically designed, go-with-any-outfit, leather beauties are as practical as they are pretty. Each comes with a removable nylon pouch that snaps in and out of place, doubling as a knapsack.
And, talk about a triple major: 3% of profits will benefit three different NY-based, non-profit charities (Family Focus Adoption Services
, the 911 Memorial Fund
, and the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
). If you're a model student like us, you'll want to attend the July 25 exclusive launch party at Scoop, but if you can't make it, you can purchase your pick on Scoop's website
. With each bag priced under $200, you'll have enough extra dough for oxfords, fall cardigans, and that No. 2 pencil, er, skirt, you've been eyeing.
Wednesday, July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.Where:
Scoop Women, 861 Washington Street (between 13th and 14th streets); 212-691-1905. RSVP to email@example.com.
Photo: Courtesy of IIIbeca By Joy Gryson