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Style Swellness: Bags and totes at Indigo

double zip backpack

It’s back to school and even though I’m not heading into the classroom, I still think this calls for a new bag…We have more things to carry in the fall season, don’t we? OK, just trying to rationalize adding another handbag to the collection.

This fall at Indigo (yes, where you buy your books and more) comes an expanded selection of bags and totes. The pieces are faux leather but the good-enough-you-have-to-check-twice-and-touch-it kind (not super plastic-y and cheap-looking variety). Many people would probably have to fact check via the tag inside to be certain that’s it’s not the real deal.

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My pick: the double-zip backpack in burgundy pebble. The richness of the colour makes it stand out more than your basic black, and the size is perfect for the daily essentials of my cell phone, extra phone battery, wallet, lipstick, brush, snacks (hello, I need to avoid getting hangry) and whatever novel I have on the go (I’m currently trying to finish up Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, but I might put it aside so I can read The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir, which is the September pick for the #IndigoBookClub so that I can take part in the Twitter chat with the author on Wednesday, September 30, 2015). I love that joining this book club has gotten me to start reading again (even though it’s still at a slow rate — I used to devour many books a month, but fell out of the habit).

(Psst…you might want to read The Martian yourself now, too: besides the upcoming Twitter chat, there’s a movie based on the book, starring Matt Damon, that’s coming out in October.)

To check out the entire line of bags and totes available at Indigo, pop in or visit online.

double zip backpack

2 Comments September 9, 2015

Style Swellness: Mulberry opens at Yorkdale Mall and on Bloor St.

Mulberry keychains

Now these are veggies I can fall in love with (just kidding — I don’t hate veggies, have you seen how many salads I’ve been eating lately?! Check my Instagram, @healthandswellness). But, really, how cute are these carrot, radish and tomato keychains from Mulberry?

Mulburry Bloor St

The British luxury goods label has just opened up its first two boutiques in Canada, one in Yorkdale Shopping Centre and one on Bloor St. in Yorkville. You may not want to visit unless you have plans to buy one or you’ll be in serious handbag lust. I love so many of them, but this Willow bag has an edge as you can zipper off the clutch, so really it’s two bags in one. Makes it easier to justify the buy, right? Or maybe you don’t need to justify it — just treat yo self!

Mulberry Willow

Also on my radar? Well, what isn’t, but I love the bow bracelets and the bow heels, and this Alexa bag. Which I almost bought in London last fall (but then realized two investment handbag purchases in one trip might be overkill…).

Mulberry Alexa

Mulberry‘s two locations in Toronto: 131 Bloor St. West and Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

11 Comments August 15, 2013

Style Swellness: Milly for Banana Republic

Milly for Banana Republic

In select Banana Republic stores May 30th? The Milly collection for Banana Republic! There are loads of perfect pieces including dresses just right for the office or for the lazy days of summer (like this maxi dress) — in the great prints the label is known for — and there are more than a few accessories I’ve got my eye on, as you can see from my favourite pieces from the upcoming collection I’ve posted here (loving the elephant print!).

Milly for Banana Republic

There are more than 60 items (prices range from $39.50 to $175) for women and men — so get set to shop on Thursday!  What pieces are you coveting?

BR Milly $85 Bib Necklace lime410809 BR Milly $160 Market Tote Silver copy

BR $50 Milly Collection Cosmetic Case


1 Comment May 27, 2013

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