The elusive perfect shoulder-to-crossbody bag is something to cherish. One that is cute and divinely exotic comes around only once in a blue moon. Adriana Castro has just made a little magic happen.
Although, surprisingly, my “blue moon” bag will not be blue. I can’t decide between the natural python – versatile and timeless (worn expertly with coordinating sandals and a palette of neutrals and pastels by Shakira) – or red-hot crocodile that will light up even the cloudiest of summer days. You really can’t go wrong here. This bag is so good, I’m getting greedy and want both!
Her carriel has it all: the adjustable strap transitions your style from shoulder to crossbody. The adorable rounded shape is adorned with an easy tab closure. And it’s a mini that isn’t so mini after all – this is the perfect-size bag for essentials. Lightweight and compact, I may not give it up for another bag for months. And the prices! Too good to be true – whether you go croc or python, for an exotic this is a steal. In python, $985, and crocodile, $1,390, at Adriana Castro.
Pair with: Mimic the curved shape of the satchel with Philip Crangi’s delicate Shield necklace. His blackened steel and 14-karat gold pendant has a charming padlock effect. On Net-a-Porter for $1,870.