So - no trip to Paris for me would be acceptable (or entirely successful) without the purchase of a new bag.
I try to buy French lines while I am there - the last time I bought a Longchamp - because that's part of the fun of it and also because you can't necessarily find them here. At least in Charlotte.
This time I bought a Lamarthe bag - which as near as I can tell - is sort of in the Kate Spade/Tory Burch range.
Appropriately enough I bought a bag from their 'Paris' line - although it wasn't intentional and I didn't know it until I started this post.
This is the picture from their website, but I got it in a color that they call 'denim' but I call 'French Blue'. Mine sounds better as far as I am concerned.
Here's a shot of it in captivity - hanging out in my dining room.