Mott Street Fisher Bag by Kate Spade

Kate Spade at ShopStyle

Most of you know that I’m always looking to add to my bag collection, especially one I can use for events.  The Mott Street Fisher Bag looks like a contender.  Available in three colours (black, cream and orange), it measures 8.6″ (h) x 12.5″ (l) x 3.9″ (d).  Considering that I’m looking to get an 11.6″ Macbook Air, this purse may make a great media bag for me to use for events like Fashion Week. However, one thing that may deter me from making the purchase is its weight.  It weighs 2 lb without anything inside.  Once you add the computer (just over 2 lb), wallet, purse and phone (with the possibility of a tablet as well), you’re probably over the 5 lb cap you’re looking at.   At the same time, I don’t carry the laptop with me to shows, so it’s not like I’m lugging some 6 lb with me everywhere throughout the week.  Another issue is the lack of a strap – at post-work type cocktail events, I tend to roam around with a camera, taking pictures of attendees.  The 5″ drop is just too short for me to have both hands available to take pictures and to take down people’s names.  It is, however, very professional-looking – something that is missing from my bag wardrobe.

What do you think?  Any suggestions for similar-looking, yet lighter-weight bags?

About CynthiaC

Cynthia Cheng Mintz, founder of Shorty Stories, also runs the online-only lifestyle magazine, DelectablyChic!

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