Have you heard of Thursday Friday bags yet? I discovered these chic, canvas carry-alls years ago when I was flipping through a magazine and saw what looked like an Hermès Birkin—for $65. What?! Turns out, it was the image of a Birkin-inspired bag (if you look closely, there are no brand names or logos), emblazoned on a soft canvas tote that you can carry anywhere. A fun, high-low statement, Thursday Friday‘s tongue-in-cheek designs are a wink to fashion lovers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Their Hèrmes-ish totes have sold out, but Thursday Friday‘s launching its new Artists collection tomorrow (available for Pre-Order now). For each limited edition collaboration in this collection, Thursday Friday has teamed up with a contemporary artist to design exclusive new patterns. I’ve already got my eye on the Artists Together Bag, Red Diamonds (above), which looks like a watercolor illustration of a classic Chanel quilted purse—in a sassy tomato red that’s perfect for summer.
The artist behind the Artists debut collaboration is Samantha Hahn. A fashion illustrator who’s best known for her watercolors, Hahn has worked with brands such as Marc Jacobs, MAC cosmetics, and Tiffany’s. For her Thursday Friday collection, Hahn painted her renditions of a Chanel Flap Bag and a Balenciaga Arena (their classic motorcycle style) in her signature watercolor style.
Whatever style you choose, Thursday Friday bags will make errand runs that much chicer and are ideal as airplane carry-ons. They fit a ton of in-flight essentials but can easily be stuffed under the seat in front of you without worrying about stains or scratches. What I truly love about these lightweight, canvas bags is the attention to detail. Like all Thursday Friday Together and Super Together bags, there is an image on each side, even the bottom!