Confession: I’m 25 years old and I don’t carry a real purse. I’ve owned a slew of beautiful bags, but I always end up trashing them: a cap-less lipstick will Jackson Pollock the lining, I’ll spill something and stain the leather, I’ll mysteriously tear it, etc. After the last miserable instance, I had had enough. Call it regression, but for the past year I’ve carried an L.L. Bean canvas tote bag and I couldn’t be happier. I’m not afraid to place it on the ground at restaurants, it can be thrown in the washing machine, and it literally will. not. tear. It’s started to fray a bit on the bottom and the black handles are fading, but I find it somewhat charming. Oh, and because it’s open it never becomes a black hole. My friends make fun of me because they obviously don’t know how cool it is. If Chloë Sevigny carries one, it’s certainly good enough for me!