Grab of the Week: a metallic satchel that’s perfect for New Year’s Eve

Reflecting back on the year of 2011, we’ve come to realize how heavily we’ve relied on A2Zane as our go-to accessory shop, and we aren’t the only ones. The shop has proved to be so popular that since its launch in 2010, it has grown from an online shop to a pop-up to a full-fledged boutique in the heart of Queen West’s best shopping strip.

The year is coming to close and we’ve been searching high and low for the metallic dress of our New Year’s Eve dreams. Slowly, we’ve had to come to terms with the fact that it might not be out there and that we’ll probably just end up in head-to-toe black (again).

It’s only fitting that in these final days A2Zane owner (and former handbag specialist at Holt Renfrew) Zane Aburaneh would notify us that our next-best option just came in: the metallic handbag of our dreams. All-black is more than okay to ring in the New Year when you’ve got this on your shoulder.

Metallic 11” satchel by the Cambridge Satchel Company. $175. Available at A2Zane, 753 Queen St. W., 416-803-7754

Grace Carroll is a Toronto-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in ELLE UK,, Plaid magazine and FILLER magazine. Keep up with her daily blog at

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