In the Shop: Ali Golden Totes
For us, a trip to Oakland isn't complete without a stop at our friend Ali Golden's shop, nestled in the cutest alley that ever was, Temescal Alley. Ali designs versatile basics with an eye to the "urban modern uniform," and as urban modern ladies, we tend to want everything she dreams up.
On our last trip, her reversible waxed totes caught our eye as maybe the most perfect bag ever. The size — big enough to hide a laptop, without being clunky. The construction — a solid waxed canvas outer that gets better looking with wear, and a patterned cotton interior that's truly reversible. The extras — a convertible cross-body strap for on-the-go days, and well-proportioned pockets perfect for finding those keys.
And of course, as with all her goods, Ali's totes are hand made with love right here in the Bay Area.
In our minds, this just might be the tote to end all totes, which is why we had to have some for our shop at 2030 Chestnut Street. Come check out the new shipment, also shop-able on our website. And if you're ever in Oakland, be sure to swing by Ali Golden's tranquil alley shop to get your urban uniform on.