A Bird In Hand is DEFINITELY MORE than One on Your Shoulder.
Handbags are often a mixed blessing — clutches don’t often hold enough; yet the totes are often too bulky and lack the fashion joie de vive that we crave and need. Shoulder bags are a mixed "bag" (pun intended)-while we love slinging the bag over our shoulder, I for one often over-fill it with stuff (makeup, papers, cell, wallets, keys and much more) that makes the bag so heavy that it makes my shoulder hurt.. I wonder why I have neck pain when I am out and about in LA collecting info for various assignments–it’s because of the over-filled shoulder bag.
It’s not just me doing this– it’s multi-taskers across the country and moms are particularly guilty of this. I used to carrry a Lands End Diaper bag as my all-purpose bag when my little one was really a "little one" . (she’s not little any more!). It was so big and clunky!
Thanks to Bird in Hand designer Rachel Sarnoff — multi-tasker extraordinaire with two kids and a LA PR whiz– we can now breathe a sigh of relief because there is a dynamite bag that can handle laptops, paperwork, even bottled water with a place for everything that one might need in a very vegan-friendly attitude and a lot of fashion savvy. It works as a tote or handbag for the person off to work as well as a great diaper or toddler bag for moms with kids in tow.
Sarnoff created this bag and ran it by MD’s, chiropracters, and physical therapists to check the ergonomics of the bag design and got a thumbs up from everyone (see the website!) The Bird in Hand bags are meant to be carried with the large handle, clutched or used under the arm . This bag goes anywhere like a tote bag or very feminine briefcase to hold papers, files and up to pound or so of stuff in this 15 1/2 x 11 x 4 1/2 bag.
Bird in Hand Bags feature:
- high side pockets that keep cell phones and sunglasses within reach
- a zippered pocket for privacy and an open one for easy access
- flat-bottom construction that allows the bag to stand up on its own
- the wide bamboo handle can be clutched or carried on the wrist or in the crook of the arm
(the handle is large enough so that you can put it over your shoulder in a pinch)
- vegan and cruelty free, fabricated with an easy-to-clean faux leather exterior with a soft faux suede interior.
The interior features a nice design –different for each color
Black bag and interior detail
Camel bag with interior detail
White bag with interior detail
When looking at and inspecting this bag, it doesn’t feel or look like faux leather. It has a nice pebbled finish and a snap/magnetic lock closure for the flap. The Bird in Hand logo is discretely embossed in the lower right corner. It’s elegance and snappy flair make it the ideal daytime or travel bag.
It’s price tag is remarkably affordable when you realize the attention to detail that Sarnoff has put into this bag! Even celebs like Alicia Silverstone, Nia Vardalos (above) and Maria Menounos (below) love these bags and are often seen carrying them.
Now the key question is where to buy these great bag! Problem solved:
Try Bird in Hand website now or these great LA stores in spring 2006!
Polkadots & Moonbeams Modern Wear
8381 West Third Street; West Hollywood, CA 90048; 323-655-3880
Point de Vue
152 North Wetherly Drive; West Hollywood, CA 90048; 310-273-1231
I have one of these bags and it’s replacing most of my bags for daytime use particularly when I am working since it’s exceptionally fashionable and easy to carry, clean and is exceptionally well-organized. (no more lost keys, sunglasses or cell phone!)
Make sure if you get one of these bags, mention that you heard about it here on the LA Story!
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