It’s about this time of year that all the fashion magazines start parading resort collections in our faces. As the temperatures drop and the cold, blustery winds set in, editors tempt us with straw bags, sandals, linen, and barely there bikinis. For those of us lucky enough to be able to afford a tropical eco-getaway in the midst of winter, there is Ann Veronica.
Having just debuted her spring 2009 tote collection, this designer has prints available that can double as both playful resort ware and durable carryall for next season. All of Ann Veronica’s bags are hand-printed and hand-sewn using heavyweight, all-natural, and biodegradable canvas. Try the Butternut Kashmir Cape Elizabeth Commuter to lug your leftover summer reading to the beach or perhaps the Hibiscus Ferry Bag if you’re in a particularly girly mood, and soak up the sun for all of us stuck here in the grey.