I want a new handbag for summer. I have a couple that I like, but I don't use them because they're shoulder bags and I find it irritating to carry shoulder bags. I want a cross-body or messenger bag, but I want it to look nicer than a bike messenger's bag.
So anyway, I found this cute one yesterday at Anthropologie, but tonight it's not available on their website and it makes me sad. I hope they didn't sell out of it. Here it is:
Another bag I like is this Linea Pelle bag. It's on sale right now for $232 (which is awesome), but the only color they have left is blue/black and I don't want a black bag.
My favorite handbag designer is Chloe but I'm not going to spend $1,500 on a bag. (I've come a long way, right?) Here are some current Chloe faves available on BlueFly. They're more rigid than than the ones I mentioned above, but I love the style:
If any of these came with a detachable strap so that I could wear it diagonally, they'd be perfect.
So anyway, now that you know what I like, please let me know if you have any suggestions. I'm kind of picky, but it's only because I know exactly what I want. (Which is always the case with being picky, right?) Here are my requirements:
- It must be a cross-body bag, messenger bag, or have a detachable strap long enough so that I can hang it diagonally across my body.
- Acceptable colors are brown, camel, cream, white, gray, or yellow. Maybe green.
- I'd like it to be leather. Or suede. (Click here to see a pretty green suede one by 3.1 Phillip Lim available at Barneys. The strap isn't long enough and it's too expensive, though.)