The Legend of Bag(ger) Vance
Once disillusioned by our failure to find the perfect clutch, we gave up on carryalls entirely. Soon thereafter, a mysterious stranger appeared before us. “Essexla.com has what you seek,” he advised.
On the site, we discovered The Louie, a made-in-L.A. leather pouchette whose compact size, minimalist style, and interior pockets (read: no unsightly wallet bulge) score a hole in one.
And in a real stroke of genius, founders Glynn Connolly and Mario Nieto made the entire palette customizable. Choose from eight shades of Italian lamb- and calfskin leather, zipper tape, and cotton lining for a grand total of 512 combinations. Not satisfied with your first round? The user-friendly design interface (a la NikeiD) allows for countless mulligans.
The finished product arrives on your doorstep within three weeks.
No ifs, ands, or putts.
Available online at essexla.com, $150. Enter promo code DailyCandy for 15 percent off orders through the next two weeks.
Photo: Courtesy of Essex Los Angeles