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Everyday Carry: Nic Leggett

We're continuing our theme of exploring what our favorite people use and carry with them on a daily basis - and now we're turning our attention to our co-founder and design director Nic Leggett. He's going on an epic trip to Europe in September and we asked what he and his partner are planning on carrying with them - let's check it out:

1. Harvester Backpack, Kika NY - "This bag is the ultimate traveling companion; so my pockets! Plus, we love the choice of wearing it like a backpack or carrying it like a briefcase."

2. Plus Lip Hydrate / Black - "I don't leave my house without it, so I'll be sure to pack a few pots just in case I give a couple away along the journey."

3. Wallpaper* city guide, Paris - "Such a handy little addition to an itinerary. All of the best spots in Paris, and a perfect way to figure out how to fill an hour or an afternoon. (Also check out the companion app!)"

4. Notebook, Robert Geller for Public-Supply - "I'm a graphic design nerd, so I design our itineraries and print them on label paper to stick in this notebook, along with ticket stubs and receipts from the best meals. So much more fun than an app. Plus, 25% of the proceeds benefit the Joe's Blackbook Foundation, which provides scholarships to design students."

5. Mitsubishi Uni-Pin Pen 01 / 0.28mm - "I'm also a pen freak. These are the only pens I'll use anymore - besides a good ol' five-cent rollerball. Doesn't bleed, and the point stays sharp forever."

6. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Linda Farrow 6 sunglasses - "A bit of a splurge, but you can't go to Paris without a pair of perfect sunglasses."

7. Pierre Hardy cube print passport cover - "Super-helpful, as I lose everything. Besides my giant new passport, it holds folded-up train tickets, metro cards and important bits of paper."

8. Apple EarPods - "I've lost three pairs already, but they're my favorite!"

9. Lepow U-Stone portable battery pack - "Completely essential, as map searches and app downloads drain that phone fast. This one can charge an iPhone 5 seven times!"

10. Equateur 85% dark chocolate bar, Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse - "A little bit of heaven, from my favorite chocolatier in Paris. It helps stretch that morning baguette a little further, I've found."

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Everyday Carry: Ann Alexander Leggett

We're starting a new blog series about our favorite people and what they like, love, and carry with them. We're starting off with our founder, Ann Alexander Leggett - she carries her Kate Spade bag everywhere. What's in it? Let's find out:

1. "The bag itself: splurged on this Kate Spade Hawthorne Lane Ryan bag as a three-year, cancer-free anniversary gift for myself. Love it!"

2. "My Ray Ban Wayfarers. I got these handed down to me about 5 years ago and I will be so bummed if I sit on them or lose them!" 

3. "“American Ghost" by Hannah Nordhaus.  I write history-based ghost books and I love Santa Fe so this one got me hooked from page one."

4. "Plus Classic Lip Hydrate. Of course it’s in my bag. I have one in just about every room of my house. Can’t. Live. Without."

5. "Zoya 'Livingston' nail color for nail touch ups. My red nails seem to have become my trademark. I use Zoya brand polish… it’s toxin-free!"

6. "I just have a thing about black Flair felt tips. There are about 6 floating around in my bag at all times."

7. "Plus Classic Hand Hydrate. I have the driest skin EVER. My own hand lotion never disappoints."

8. "An Ecojot notebook. Fine, I’ll admit I have a notebook problem. And these rock, especially because when you buy one, they give one to those in need."

9. "If I need to dress up a black t-shirt fast I turn to my trusty Anthropologie Patched Fete scarf."

10. "I always carry this—one of my all-time favorite pics of my kids—because they keep me going day to day."