With the start of of 2018 just behind us, everyone’s made their resolutions, most of which are probably related to fitness, health, and wellbeing. That means there’s no better time than now for renowned New York City-based accessories brand MZ Wallace to reveal their recent collaboration with Taryn Toomey, founder of The Class by Taryn Toomey, a unique cathartic fitness method with studios in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Greenwich, and the Hamptons.
Combining the brand’s best-selling Metro Tote with Toomey’s signature dusty pink color, a special Rose Quartz (like the crystal known for its healing properties) shade of the tote was born, featuring all the same design features (lightweight, durable material, packable-but-never-crushable shape, multiple pockets, roomy interior) that’s made it a customer favorite but with a special mantra from Toomey printed on the inside. You’ve probably already spotted a Metro Tote in varying colors at least once or twice being carried by a stylish New Yorker. So, it’s no surprise that Toomey fell in love with it back in 2016, which prompted the idea for the partnership. “As a fitness enthusiast, it was exciting to spot Taryn on Instagram in early 2016 using our Metro Tote,” says Lucy Wallace Eustice, MZ Wallace co-founder and designer. “Since then our relationship has blossomed and we were thrilled to collaborate on a custom tote that would resonate with both our customers.”
Founded in 2000 by Wallace Eustice and business partner Monica Zwirner (both originally from the Upper West Side), MZ Wallace is known for its nylon collections that fuse function with fun and sophistication. Versatile in its use, the Metro Tote has frequently been touted as an everywhere, everyday, any occasion type of bag, carrying you from the gym to the office to cocktails to your weekend getaways without extra bulk or weight. “The lightweight Metro Tote is one of the most versatile I have found. It really is the perfect everyday bag for a traveling mother, teacher, student, friend—all of the above,” says Toomey. Really, it’s the ideal item in the brand’s vast range of accessories to transform for a custom collaboration with the fitness guru that developed a first-of-its-kind yoga-strength-cardio workout, since “It has become,” as Zwirner says, “a must-have bag for the gym not only because it’s practical but it looks great.”
Consider it the ultimate carryall for all of your workout accessories and apparel, so you can achieve your fitness goals this year in style. It’s a major upgrade from whatever gym bag you’re probably toting and you’ll give off the impression that you’re in the know with such a popular design (now in an exclusive color) on your arm.