Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dog in a Bag: Anthropologie Straw Satchel

Welcome to my new series, "Dog in a Bag." While many of you may think it cliche for a pint sized pooch to ride around town in any manner of arm candy,  hear this: it is the only real practical way for both mommy and me to get around town on long days where crowded city streets require careful fording and a pom trodding upon the sidewalk would become a canine pancake in two seconds flat.

chillaxing in another bag from Anthro
I've been riding in bags since the earliest days of my puppyhood, on account of the fact that I was unable to get my rabies shot til I was 4 months old and I first came home to mommy when I was 2 months. Letting an unvaccinated pom roam the filth infested streets of Manhattan is as good as a death sentence, so for the first two months of my life as the Doginista, I saw the world from the inside of an array of totes and have been a bag hag ever since.

Hence this series. Not just any bag will do you see. Riding in purses is a bit of a Goldidog scenario: some are too big, some are too small and few are juuuuuust right. So imagine our delight when we stumbled upon this Hyacinth and Hydrangea Satchel at mommy's longtime retail love, Anthropologie on Regent Street. Featuring these adorable white petal puff blooms and yarn-stitched leaves (I'll admit, I may have tried to gnaw at a hydrangea or two), this green grassy straw and leather trimmed carryall is just the right size for me to sit down on all fours comfortably and pop my head out the front so as to continue to steer operations. At £68, it's just the right price too.

The bag has three inner pockets, so mommy can stash her Oyster card, phone and wallet in a place easily accessible (i.e. she doesn't have to root around under my tummy and paws to dig out her bits). And the cute printed cotton lining is soft on my baby-sensitive pomeranian skin. The one drawback? The straps are bit on the short side for mommy's comfort (15cm strap drop) and sometimes, my face is all up in her armpits.

Final grade?  3 paws out of 4


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