Confession: I don’t own a brown bag. Oh, the shame! I know, I know. Brown bags can sometimes look kind of, well… old. I’ve been looking for a soft, distressed vintage-y one for years now (and no, I currently cannot afford Mulberry’s “Alexa” or Proenza Schouler’s PS1). Club Monaco’s “Catherine” is certainly a contender for the moment. It appears to be super minimal at first glance but under the flap there are two adorable patch pockets and many compartments (I love compartments!). It’s a real charmer in person.

$299 CAD at Club Monaco.

PS. My friend informed me that if you are a student, you get 20% everything at Club! All this time I could have been saving money! Had no idea.