November 19th, 2008
IN THE BAG
Designers, stylists and vintage magpies cannot resist the pull of Mary Catalina’s Manhattan antique and vintage clothing studio/store: Oscar de la Renta is a client, and so is Anna Sui.
While the Big Apple is a plane ride away, Catalina’s new line of gorgeously eco-sweet bags is not.
Made with two layers of vintage, antique or reclaimed textiles, (1950s curtains, 80s polyester neck-tie fabric, vintage Viennese cotton) the super-slouchy Ami-bag is perfect for carrying anything from a yoga mat to groceries to a bunch of fresh blooms.
Who needs expensive Florentine leather when you can have a Manhattanite’s old drapes?
Available at Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W.,Toronto, 416-922-2333, www.holtrenfrew.com