J'Adore! Catherine Malandrino's NY-Paris Totes

Yes, we know we said it was all about the backpacks for fall, but we're still not (and will never, ever be) over totes. Another thing we don't think will go out of style anytime soon? Paris. Combine the City of Light with our favorite easy day bag and you've got Catherine Malandrino's Paris | New York bag, the parfait accompaniment to the French designer's fall '11 collection. Large enough to hold all the essentials without looking like a clunker, the tote (available in super-luxe lambskin for $656 or cotton for $265), is the hyper-cool way to proclaim your jet-set status, with New York scrawled on one side, Paris the other. And if you want to be known as a trans-Atlantic gal come nightfall (how do you say duh in Français?), Malandrino has kindly translated the sentiment into clutch form, too. Allons-y: We think it's just the excuse you need to cross the pond. Or pretend like you just did.

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