Fortunately for us, winter has been slow to show its full potential this year. But we’ve still had a taste of creeping fog and blustery evening winds this month. So what’s a girl to carry to face the elements?
On a recent day during the 5 o’clock downtown frenzy, with people bolting underground or huddling in doorways to escape the chill, I snagged Alicea Osborne, a Fashion Merchandising student at the Academy of Art, from the pack as she dashed into Coffee Bean on Market St.
Once inside, Alicea spilled the contents of her Alexander Wang duffle bag to share a few winter necessities she keeps on hand:
In Alicea’s bag, from left to right:
1. H&M foxtail keychain
2. Brown Leather Gloves from La Rosa Vintage on Haight Street
“My boyfriend really likes finding random things, and he found these in the Haight last winter. I steal these all the time because brown goes with everything.”
3. iPhone, iPad + Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad Case
“I can’t exist without my iPad. Not only is it my reader, but it’s my notebook for school.”
4. Nivea Hand Cream
“The most important thing to have in purse is my hand cream, because San Francisco is so windy and cold in the winter!”
5. Black leather wallet, thrifted from Painted Bird on Valencia Street
6. NARS lipstick in “Catfight”
“I live in Berkeley, so I have to keep food on me.”
8. Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Plump in “Berry”
What do you keep stashed in your bag for winter?
Photography by Sara Iravani
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