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I'll spare you the personal story of hunting for the "perfect" handbag. Truthfully, I'd given up spending any kind of energy on that mission and resigned myself to owning a wardrobe of bags in different sizes for different occasions. Then, just like love, without looking is when I found it: Loeffler Randall's Rider bag.
Initially attracted by the structured satchel shape, I really fell for Rider when I got to know what was inside. Three large compartments, two medium, and three small (including a perfectly sized iPhone pouch!) ensure that everything from my Metrocard to my umbrella are easily accessible, without ever being over stuffed. The strap can be converted to shoulder or crossbody, or taken off completely and carried by the top-handle. From work day to weekend, Rider's got my best interests at heart and we're very, very happy together.
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