One day in NYC -- which bag to bring?

  1. In a couple of weeks I'm off on a business trip to NYC just for one day, to attend a vendor/client meeting. Of course, my first thought was...which bag do I bring? It doesn't have to fit a laptop -- If I need to bring mine, I will carry it separately -- but should be big enough for my usual stuff plus a bottle of water and maybe something to read. Because it's a business function, I don't want a mono bag (so LV is out). It seems like black is most appropriate for NY, but I don't want to limit myself too much.

    Here are my current not-too-casual choices:
    - Black Balenciaga City -- basic black, lightweight, slightly edgy
    - Violet Balenciaga City -- the same bag, but a bit more fun/different
    - Brown-sugar-colored Miu Miu Bow Satchel -- roomy, fun but classy, a bit heavier
    - Ebene (very dark brown) Hermes Bolide -- roomy, elegant, under the radar...but I might worry about stowing it under the plane seat

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    Possible other choices (don't have them now, could maybe get before my trip):
    - Pewter Cole Haan Village Tote -- love the color, big enough for a carry-on, affordable
    - Black Miu Miu Coffer (if I can find one!) -- black, smooshy, roomy, gorgeous
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    All of these have detachable shoulder straps except the Cole Haan, which has a good 8.5" strap drop.

    Or...other ideas?
     
  2. I don't think you could go wrong with the black City for a business function in NY.
     
  3. If you are looking for attention bring the Violet City. It is a stunning bag and I guarantee NYC women will stop and compliment you. I have Lilac 06 and I get stopped all the time. Purple is the new black here :yes:
     
  4. Thanks mlinky and h_c!

    Just to confuse things further, I just thought of one other maybe possibility: a black Paddy satchel. Might be too heavy for trudging around airports all day though.
     
  5. Black city all the way :smile: Dressed up/dressed down- can be classy or edgy... this is my pick!
    BTW- where did you find the Cole Haan Village Tote in Pewter? (might be the perfect choice for another PFer's search) Thanks & have a great trip!
     
  6. Thanks! I found the CH tote at Zappos.
     
  7. black city, though that miu miu is gorgeous too!!!
     
  8. That miu miu is gorgeous.. it ticks all the right boxes for me! I would take that one :smile:
     
  9. I would go with either of the Balenciaga City totes.
     
  10. For a NYC business meeting I would say either black City or the Miu Miu. Both have a lot of style but will look very professional. I would be worried about the violet taking away from the business professional vibe you would want to get across. The only reason I say that is because it's NYC and everyone wears darker colors. I have noticed that everyone points out those who dress outside the color range in my office.

    But that could just be the industry I am in.
     
  11. Excellent point -- industry does make a difference, and for me it's a bit of a balancing act. I work in broadcasting, which can be very old-school and traditional -- but I'm on the digital media side, so I'm half-expected to be unusual and funky. Either way, I need to look professional and smart.
     
  12. miu miu satchel
     
  13. Wow...amazing collection. I don't think you could go wrong with any of them. but I love the Miu Miu Satchel!!
     
  14. Balenciaga City totes - I love the violet but what are you clients/co-workers like? Black would be the safe choice (but less fun!)
     
  15. :shame: Thanks for the nice compliment! One day I'll get around to posting a collection thread.