This New Handbag Already Has A 17,000-Person Waitlist
Everlane is known for its easy, modern wardrobe staples, so it comes as no surprise that the brand’s latest launch fits that bill to a T. And judging from the fact that the brand’s classic Day Market Tote has sold out more than once, it’s safe to guess that the latest installment, The Form Bag, will be just as popular. Created with shape and function in mind, the new crossbody handbag was made in Italy and created to fit a 13-inch laptop —horizontally, no less — so, in other words, it’s a dream for anyone who’s so on the go that they might need to whip our their computer at a moment’s notice. And with subtle, neutral colorways like black, cognac and dark green, it’ll fit seamlessly into your fall wardrobe as you phase out bright summer shades, if that’s your thing. Minimalists of the world, this one’s for you (and your perfectly monochrome Instagram grid).
“The Form Bag was born from a need for a bag that was functional enough to use for work while also being sleek and elegant to pull your look together,” says Alison Melville, the General Manager of Footwear and Accessories at Everlane. “We’re always on the go and needed something that our customers could travel with securely, but wasn’t weighed down with tons of hardware.” With best-sellers like The Day Glove and The Cotton Long-Sleeve Crew — both of which make it stupidly easy to get ready in the morning — the Form Bag is set to join the list of classic, easy-to-wear items that you’ve so thoughtfully stacked your closet with.
As with all Everlane pieces, the Form Bag was made to be a simple but beautiful part of your outfit. However, the brand put in some serious sweat to be sure it was the *perfect* shape. “We spent a little over 10 months months perfecting this bag from design to production to launch,” Melville said. “We spent many hours obsessing over every stitch and detail to make sure the bag was functional but also beautiful.”
According to the brand’s website, the bag is handcrafted with premium Italian leather at Everlane’s factory in Tuscany, Italy. Features include a wide, adjustable strap for hands-free carrying at all times and a magnetic closure to allow your belongings to stay safe without any annoying zippers. The bag also has stash pockets in addition to its laptop-friendly compartment for items you always need to have at your fingertips (or all those wrappers you end up forgetting about for months until they pile up, but alas). Plus, Melville told The Zoe Report that more colors would be launching in the beginning of 2019 — so if you’re not totally into the original hues, you can expect a few options in the semi-near future. (Let’s all say a prayer that there’s a mustard option, shall we?)
At $235, the Everlane Form Bag runs slightly higher than the the brand’s other leather handbags (aside from the new launch, the rest of the leather bags on the site are all under $175) and is certainly not cheap by any means. But for a piece made with the realities of life in mind (i.e. if you’re a bag lady at heart) and a beautiful design to boot, you can be sure you’ll get plenty of use out of the brand’s exciting new piece. Just keep in mind: If you do have your eye on this, the waitlist was over 17,000 prior to the launch — so you don’t want to wait long to add to cart.