I’m always super-thrilled when I find out that something I’ve liked for a long time is actually from my hometown of Vancouver. Such is the case with this Ora bag, which I spotted on a friend of mine about two years ago, but had no idea that the designer was a local. ‘Sadie’ is one of those ingeniously convertible things that can double both as a backpack and a bag — the benefits of the bucket shape. I love its softness and carefree nature. One can just throw everything in, tighten the string, and go. 
$250 at OraBags.com (also in black and coral).