Sometimes just a little spice is all you need for a frivolous, trendy bag that’s of the season, without looking like a flash in the pan. This bag has just enough “classic” to make it feel multipurpose. Yes, that’s right, I’m talking Kate Spade. A true snob knows when to splurge (or in snob lingo, “invest”) and when to just have fun.
Remember the Kate Spade New York craze that swept up the arms of bag fanatics everywhere back in 1993? (How could it be that long ago?!) The house has been revitalized several times over, yet the price of this shoulder bag remains very early nineties indeed. It’s a simple, trapezoidal style; the leather strap gets a glamorous upgrade with a dash of chain-links. But it’s all the about the print: splashy, painterly zebra stripes bring pizzazz that’s well worth the frugal price tag. At Neiman Marcus for $278.