We really like Proenza Schouler's portfolio, clutch, or whatever-you-call-it, but we're not sure why. Perhaps because it's not girly (swashbuckling men could carry it) or because it suggests vintage Americana, like something slung on the back of a Pony Express courier. Some details are excessive–all those grommets and straps–yet the overall effect is pleasing: it looks distinctive, useful and likely to improve with age. This bag may even last long enough to pass from one generation to another. So who are we to question love?
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FA2L is for anyone who cares about beautiful things–clothing, shoes, accessories, home furnishings–and the interconnected tribes of those who make, sell, market and desire them. If something speaks to you, buy it now or hold your peace: there are links in each story, so the item you want is just a click away. I'd like to hear from you, too: please view my profile, use the email button and send me your comments. –MG