Recently, Ukrainian Village boutique Sir & Madame released its unisex leather carrier ($275). Complete with a handheld-device-accessible back pocket and signature Sir & Madame embossed patch, the oversized, limited-edition tote is available in an array of colors. Our pick is the two-tone look of the cognac and tan carrier, but other monochromatic leathers include hazlenut, red, navy, cognac, and pebble grain.
The bag’s translation to both sexes is appropriate considering it was co-designed by the husband-and-wife team behind Sir & Madame, Brian and Autumn Merrit. Heavy-duty handles ensure that the bag is a practical-chic masterpiece for everything from toting a laptop to carrying your favorite newspaper. A slightly shabby leather look is in line with Sir & Madame’s signature style, as is the bag’s locally sourced story—the leather is from Chicago’s Horween Leather Company and the bags are produced in the USA. 938 N. Damen Ave., 773-489-6660