As a writer/editor, I need my tech tools with me at all times – like my laptop for writing and editing, my iPhone for Tweeting and Facebooking, and my camera for street style and fashion snaps and cords to connect them all. So despite always carrying around large handbags, I need a separate one for tech stuff. Despite the many options, most tech bags just aren’t that cute. Sure they get the basic job done – carrying your stuff – but I need one that looks good too!
So when the folks at Knomo contacted me about ‘test-driving’ one of their chic laptop bags, I was elated! Knomo (“knowledge” and “mobility”) was launched in 2004 and was “born not just out of necessity, but desire,” and the brand is a fave of Pippa Middleton, who has been spotted regularly with her knomo Slim laptop pouch. They sent over this perfectly edgy new Ravello tote/laptop bag ($179). First off, I love anything black, studded & grommeted. (It also comes in quilted felt, faux hair-calf, quilted-nylon eggplant, black and berry). Second, I love that the bag looks like an everyday bag, not just a laptop bag. It features an open top with a flap and turnlock closure. Inside it’s padded with multiple interior pouches, another large pouch and a zip-pocket. There’s also a detachable webbing shoulder strap to use if you want to carry it over a bulky coat, or you can carry it tote-style with the 5″ drop-handles. And, the bag is pretty lightweight so I have no problem stuffing all my tools in it without feeling weighted down. I took the bag for a ‘test drive’ last weekend and wound up carrying it with and without my laptop. I can’t put it down!
Bag: Knomo Ravello (Small) 13″ E/W Flap-Tote in black “nappa” (courtesy of Knomo), Leather jacket: Kenneth Cole New York, Dress (worn as a tunic): Marc by Marc Jacobs, Moto leggings: Diane von Furstenberg, Sunglasses: Icing, Cuff: D&G Dolce & Gabbana, Watch: Moschino, Boots: Nine West Vintage America, Armor ring: Free People