Sure, little tiny bags are great. But I’m in the mood for hulking, bottomless pit carryalls that take up an entire outfit. So, it seems, is Kendall Jenner, who stopped at a gas station today in Los Angeles in a slick yet casual look: an oversized blazer by Harve Studio, vintage tailored pants, a graphic T-shirt, and velcro sandals by Gia Borghini in a collaboration with Pernille Teisback. For some ’90s flair, her hair was tied up in a claw clip. On her arm? A black woven Bottega Veneta bag that took up half of her torso, comparable in size to a large pizza or an anvil. Maybe Jenner was carrying a Macbook, maybe it was an edition of Infinite Jest. Whatever it was, the bag was certainly chic in a larger-than-life way.
Call it “Big Bag Summer”—Jenner isn’t the only one lugging around a massive tote. Just last week, Travis Scott was spotted in New York City toting along an oversized brown crocodile embossed Hermès bag with an Ozzfest tee and jeans. These supersized bags don’t come cheap. Scott’s can fetch upwards of $23,000 and Jenner’s “Jodie” bag is priced at $6,250. But it’s not the price tag that makes them so deliciously luxe but more so their cumbersome shape. Who wants to schlep around with a massive swathe of thick lambskin on their arm all day, sans air conditioning? Couldn’t be me, unless I had a personal driver like Jenner and Scott! As I’ve been singing their praises since 2019, I love the idea of XXL bags making a comeback. They are so big you could pull a rabbit out of one, which makes them all the more magical.