The Lee Radziwill-Inspired Bag That Makes This Editor Feel Like a Style Icon

Photo credit: Tory Burch

Photo credit: Tory Burch

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There are few women in history whose style is more iconic than Jackie Kennedy. But in the fervor over her famous suits and chic 70s glam, it sometimes gets overlooked that Jackie wasn’t the only style maven in her family. In fact, her younger sister, Lee Radziwill, has been almost as inspirational a muse for the fashion industry as the former First Lady— and we’re talking everyone from Giorgio Armani to Givenchy. And while I might not have the same American princess je ne sais quoi in my everyday life that Radziwill famously embodied, there is one way that I incorporate a touch of her effortless elegance: the Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Double Bag.

Inspired by Radziwill herself, this square shoulder bag is the perfect combination of soft and structured to make it a do-it-all for day and night. It’s dressy enough to carry out in the evening, with its sleek lock and key hardware, polished for the office thanks to a minimalist design, yet still gives off a sense of breezy, casual cool that ensures it won’t look overdone or out of place tucked into a cubby at my yoga studio—all of which makes it ideal for me, because I’ve never managed to be the kind of woman who changes bags for every outfit and occasion.

Better still, it’s actually roomy (tiny purses that won’t hold my laptop are so pre-pandemic) with three interior sections that help keep everything organized. The top secures with a trio of button-style closures which makes it easy to get in and out of, because there’s nothing more frustrating than struggling with a stubborn zipper when you’re in a rush to pay for your morning coffee or flash your vaccination card; however it also includes a central zippered pouch that holds tight to small essentials and a petite side pocket for business cards and other slender must-haves. Plus, it comes with two straps—a longer one that fits comfortably over the shoulder and a shorter handle for that “it girl” influencer forearm loop.

While I’m particularly partial to the black and brown combo (it goes with everything) as one of Tory Burch’s signature styles, it also comes in a range of colors and finishes, including cool woven styles, and exotic leathers, so you can opt for everyday neutrals or go full statement bag.

All of which is to say that the Lee Radziwill Double Bag is as much a practicality as it is an experience, a little moment in my day that makes me feel put-together and, in my better moments, even muse-worthy… even if I’m still spending most of my days in sweatpants.

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