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Today I equated my 8-year old son to the last Chinese Emperor - Puyi. Totally useless, and couldn't even tie his own shoe laces as an adult. My son wanted to know why he couldn't do that, I told him it was because he had servants to do everything for him. "Oh, so he just sits there everyday and do nothing?" he asked. "Yup, pretty much." I answered without hesitating. "So he's a couch potato then." My son concluded. "Well, there was no TV at the time, so he couldn't be watching TV." I told him, "also, there was no couch at the time, they had hard benches instead." (Gee, our life is pretty good nowadays, isn't it?) The boy thought for a few second and said,"He's a bench potato!" My husband overheard the conversation and said,"They certainly had benches then, but definitely no potatoes!" Do I have a whole house of geeks or what!
Some of my twitter friends probably already knew that I was looking for a laptop bag to fit my huge oversized over powerful HP work laptop I have. I lurked on ebags.com for a week, and found this one promising, but I also thought it was too manly. Then a twitter friend mentioned this Etienne Aigner Business Jacquard Business Tote. I thought it was very promising, but thought I'd look a little further. Hanna pointed me to The Ambitionist by Taryn Zhang. I absolutely love the design, but the measurement shows that my laptop is just a tad too big.
My laptop measures: 14"x11"x1.25". All the bags are measured on the outside, so you need to pad all 3 numbers a bit to make sure it fits. I won't bore you with all the details of how I found this bag, but I found it and it was love at first sight. I bought it at Bloomingdales during their Friends and Family sales event but they don't have the same bag online. I saw the Tory Burch Alice Quilted Leather Laptop Case in store and didn't like it at all.
Details of the Tory Burch Audra Leather Laptop Bag:
-- All leather and well made stitching.
-- Comes in two beautiful colors: Black and Brown. (Website lists Almond, but I see the color as more of a tan/brown)
-- Dimensions: 15"x12"x2". Perfect fit for my laptop. No wiggle room.
-- Top zip-around closure with beautiful gold tone hardware.
-- Exterior magnetic slip pocket good only for some paper.
-- Weighs about 1.5 pounds.
-- Adjustable straps, can be worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody.
-- Retails for $250. Reasonable for a designer bag.
Loft long sleeve T
Theory long sweater
Loft skinny jeans
Ann Taylor pumps
Amrita Singh necklace + ring
Important update on 4/7/2011: The third day of using this bag to tow my 6 pound laptop from home to work and back. (Really just from home to the garage, from the parking lot at work to my cubicle and back.) The metal piece between the bag and the shoulder strap snapped. Fortunately only one side broke and I was quick enough to save the laptop. When I bought this bag I was concerned about leather ripping, but never would have thought the metal part would break. Shame on Tory Burch. This bag is going back to the store.
|The good side|
|The broken piece|
Obviously I don't recommend this bag to anyone, and I'm kind of glad that this happened before the return window expired. The search goes on ...