Chic as a Hobo

Hobo Sheila BagAbout this time in summer every year, I hit a strange period of handbag ennui. I want something new and fun for summer, even knowing that fall bags are right around the corner. But thanks to Hobo, I might have found a sweet choice that can take me from one season to the next.

The Hobo Sheila bag
has a sturdy leather exterior that I need, coupled with a slightly
slouchy, soft shape and a bit of a distressed look that keeps it from
being all business. The zip top is key essential for us city moms, and
the shoulder straps remove if you’re the rare type who can get away with
carrying very little in your big bag. I imagine I’d be keeping them on. Especially with my laptop in there.

looks like a great size for travel, or even as a diaper bag that
doesn’t look like a diaper bag. And the best part–the stone color
(shown) or caramel brown will be equally great with summer whites or an
earthier fall palate.

If you’re looking for a well-constructed splurgey bag that doesn’t broadcast a designer’s name all over it, Sheila is a nice place to start. –Liz

Find the Hobo Sheila bag online from Hobo International. And don’t miss the sale section, with styles up to 50% off.

Cool Mom Staff

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  • Reply August 2, 2011


    couldn’t agree more! Definitely on the hunt for a pre-fall handbag!

  • Reply January 6, 2014


    Hi! I’ve been searching high and low to figure out if my 13″ macbook pro will fit comfortably in the Sheila before I order it. You’re the first one to mention putting your computer in it, so I was wondering if you think it will fit comfortably alongside things like a wallet, maybe an umbrella, and other necessities?

    Thanks so much!

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