About a year ago I decided I wanted to invest in some sort of medium-sized, durable, and clean-looking bag that would be just as useful for travel as for hitting some bars. I always loved Rebecca Minkoff’s style and quality, and her bags fit right within my budget so I’m always browsing through her site. I stumbled across her Mini Perry satchel and instantly fell in love. The satchel came in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes, and the pockets and extra adjustable cross body strap made it seem extremely versatile, and worth a purchase. Not to mention, at first glance I thought this bag was pretty similar to the Givenchy Antigona in size, shape, and structure—but for a fraction of the price (score!). I went ahead and purchased the Mini Satchel in black, in smooth leather with gold hardware.
Now a year later, I am so happy with my purchase! The size is perfect for me—it’s not too wide, and looks good hanging off my wrist or worn as a cross body. I was initially worried about the smooth leather, but it’s pretty much scratch free (the bag also has little feet to protect the bottom)! Because of it’s shape, the bag can hold a ton and also has two outside and inner zip pockets, making it perfect for flights. I really love how this bag instantly dresses up an outfit—I think it looks perfect paired with a leather jacket, t-shirt, leggings, and sneaks!
Have you found a really great affordable bag you love?