It’s like Mick Jagger and Audrey Hepburn had a beautiful love child: rock star and lady have never come together so seamlessly! This might be shocking to hear (even more shocking than the image of such iconic offspring), but I prefer this smooth leather to the python version. Sometimes leather does win the fight! With off-kilter zippers, adjustable loops on the strap, and a shiny hardware clasp, there is a lot going on; add natural python and it becomes cluttered and overbearing. Smooth and soft, the serenity of ivory leather creates the perfect balance, so you can enjoy the elements on their own.
The zippers are a stroke of genius! They grant a plain shoulder bag some zing while being ever-so handy – you don’t have to constantly fiddle with that clasp (I’m all about easy closures and this one is not one of them). The strap has convenient loops, so the lobster claw can seek the perfect length, whether you want this bag ladylike at your side or strapped across for the on-the-go super-mom (a very chic super-mom!).
The price concerns me a bit, but it’s VBH, so you know it’s for life. Unparalleled quality and an everyday bag as unique as you. At Bergdorf Goodman for $2,750.
Pair with: When a bag blends styles as seamlessly as this one does, you can wear it anyway you want. Elect a belt that can go from rocker to lady and back again, like Balmain’s gold-and-black belt, skinny and textured for both impact and subtlety. On Ssense for $430.