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Object of Desire: A See-Through Plastic and Leather Tote

Designer Laura Baldini crafted a stadium-standard tote bag after an embarrassing mishap at a concert.


Photo by Bruce Peterson

It took the humiliation of having to carry her personal items around a U2 show in a Ziploc bag for Laura Baldini, cofounder of the popular chainlet Mother Juice, to realize she needed a handbag that would pass Gillette’s stringent security regulations and look fashionable. Her solution? Design her own. Enter the Flie, a new line of see-through clutches and totes that meet the size and material requirements for all NFL stadiums and the majority of large concert venues. Available online and at the Four Seasons One Dalton spa gift shop, the lightweight, transparent bags feature sleek Vachetta leather straps dotted with gold hardware. Available now, in time for the Super Bowl, are fanny packs, phone cases, and pouches to organize smaller items—perfect for stylish Patriots fans and concert-goers who’d rather save their Ziplocs for leftovers.

“The Tailgate” plastic bag with leather trim, $240, the Flie.