Like my husky tabby, my beloved Kipling Europa Shoulder Bag is large and in charge.
With multiple pockets and a roomy interior, it comes in very handy if you, like me, often find yourself compelled to carry around everything and the kitchen sink.
Sometimes that includes five nude lipsticks and glosses that are all more or less the same shade…
Right now the bag holds two wallets, a large makeup bag, an umbrella, a knit yarn hat, my phone, keys and a pouch of cat treats. And it still has room to spare!
I could probably free up even more space in it if I emptied some of the pockets, but it has so many that sometimes I forget what’s in where.
Like, I opened one of the pockets this afternoon and found a secret stash of vitamins and hair pins…
The bag is made of lightweight, water-resistant nylon, so it’s very easy to clean.
Once upon a time, it also had a cute little stuffed animal monkey charm dangling from it, but somewhere along the way the monkey disappeared… I vaguely recall giving it to a charming child.
By the way, sometimes I even use this bag to hold my DSLR camera. I’ll just install an ONA camera bag insert in the main compartment.
I got the bag at Macy’s back in 2010, and it’s still as good as new (sans the missing monkey charm). I see that it’s still available online in three shades — black, silver and gray — for $89 each.
The Europa Shoulder Bag by Kipling ($89)
- Water-resistant nylon that’s easy to clean with a sponge or a damp towel
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Top zipper closure
- Multiple zippered pockets on the front and sides
- Interior features zip pocket, key clasp, organizer panel with cell phone pocket, open slip pocket and pen sleeves
- 12-1/4″ wide, 8-3/4″ tall and 6-1/4″ deep