It's hard for a gal to give up her tote bag — so reliable, so sturdy, so easy to fill with one's whole life. But, that's part of the problem: It's hard to resist the temptation to fill our cavernous carryalls with as much stuff as we can cram in (sufficient reading materials, for those long commutes; a snack supply, should hunger strike; and a stocked makeup bag, because we can't turn down a good happy hour). And, as the weather gets colder — and our clothes get bulkier — the idea of lugging our whole lives everywhere we go starts to seem like a huge drag.
Well, Reed Krakoff has made giving up our oversized sacks that much easier, with a new collection featuring miniaturized versions of some of the brand's most beloved styles. Handcrafted in Italy using exotic skins and European leather, styles range from shrunken totes in shimmery green python to boxy, ladylike handbags in bright yellow. These pint-sized purses are the happy medium between clutch and tote, plus they include a detachable shoulder strap for whatever carrying style strikes your fancy.