By Ben Bowers
on 5.28.10

UK designer Ally Capellino has been in the fashion business since the 1980s and holds clear goals when it comes to creating a bag. As her site states, the ideal specimen should be “timeless, but never boring” and “made from beautiful durable leathers and fabrics that only improve with age.” Personally we couldn’t agree more with this philosophy and feel her mantra shines through particularly well in the Ally Capellino Freddie St. Holdall ($305). Better than the flowery alternative your better half would prefer to lug to the beach, its nautical themed washed cotton stripes are perfect for summer escapades where relaxing is involved. Details like a soft leather base and tan bridle leather buckled straps also provide some welcome manliness to the piece as well as durability. All that’s left to add on your end is a bottle of sunscreen, a couple of beach towels, and a good read.

Buy Now: U.S. Buyers $305 | UK Buyers £179

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