Baggin’ Out: Gap Metallic Chain Strap Bag
By Alex K.
[Every girl needs a good purse (or 12). Whether you’re going for groceries or running from class to class, they are simply essential for holding all your, uh, essentials. Each week, I’m going to show you a fashionable, yet functional purse for the college crowd and let you know why you absolutely need it! I apologize ahead of time to your bank account.]
Despite being a poor college student, I still crave designer looks and shapes, especially when it comes to purses. I tried (unsuccessfully) to get my parents to gift me with a Louis Vuitton Speedy for my most recent birthday and am constantly in pursuit of purses that have that designer aesthetic without the price tag. Gap is a classic American brand, known more for their blue jeans than their impeccable style and accessories. However, the Metallic Chain Strap Bag has caught my eye and may be just what the doctor ordered!
Metallic bags, when done correctly, scream class and style. The gold crackle finish of the this faux-leather tote, along with the gunmetal strap and details, is super chic. This tote bag is mid-size, measuring 14.5′ L x 14′H, but will still fit a notebook for class or your internship, as well as your everyday essentials. I liken this bag to a super-upscale canvas tote; it’s relatively the same shape and size, but the cracked gold and details are just so much nicer than plain cotton.
The outer pocket doesn’t have any closure, so you won’t want to leave anything precious in there during your commute. However, there are inner pockets (one zip and two slips!) and a magnetic closure along the top of the purse. You also have 2 carrying options: the short, chain strap and longer strap- which is adjustable by buckle.
The Metallic Chain Strap Bag by Gap is super unique. The gold crackle finish will ensure that you stand out from the crowd, whether you’re on an office coffee run or just dashing across the quad. Get your paws on it and Gap for about $70.