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Carry The Louis Vuitton Bag That Roxane Gay Kept Her Engagement Ring In

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Now that I’m not broke the way I used to be, I have a fondness for bags. But I’m butch and don’t carry a purse, so I’m always looking for bags that fit my style. Louis Vuitton just makes gorgeous, gorgeous bags, and they have this particular material called epi leather that is beautiful, textured, and simple. Anytime I can find something in epi leather that I can afford (and need), I am there.

I bought this at the Louis Vuitton store in Beverly Hills in 2018. I was looking for something more effective and professional than my pocket and a flimsy tote bag, because I wanted to project that I’m a capable mature adult who knows how to manage her personal space. I didn’t buy it just for vanity — I was looking for a solution. When I was using this, I was using it every day. The bag has a lot of great pockets; I go to a lot of meetings, and sometimes I need to carry things like a tablet, notebook, charger, hairbrush, or whatever else I might need throughout my day. I’ve even carried my engagement ring in it.

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Carry The Vuitton Bag Roxane Gay Put Her Engagement Ring In