We were sitting down to a sushi dinner about a year ago, playing “If You Could…” You know the game – ‘If you could have a house anywhere in the world, where would it be? If you could make out with a movie star, who would it be? If you could have anyone’s clothes, whose would you choose?’
We don’t always have the most intellectually stimulating conversations.
Regardless, one Toque asked the other, “If you could buy one accessory from a Canadian designer, what would it be?”
Without missing a beat, mid-bite through unagi roll, she answered, “Easy. Bag from 442 McAdam.”
“Ah, me too!” shouted the other.
A random coincidence? A sign of our cosmic connection?
A bit of both. 442 McAdam isn’t super well-known. Yet. We predict this line of luxury handbags by Calgary-born, Toronto-based designer Sarah Shell will be huge. The quality of the leather is amazing, so soft to the touch. The bags have unique touches like straps made from old rifle slings. How cool is that?
Sarah sent us an advance copy of her fall/winter 2010 catalogue recently and we’re delighted to see that she’s added wristlets, wallets and a men’s line to her label. Ah, life is good.
How cute would one of her wallets be tucked into our lovely laptop bag? (Yes. We broke down and bought it. The cosmos demanded.)