(also see jcrew's chic mini shoulder bag)
everyone needs a Little Red Bag in their life: it's cheery and versatile and way easier to wear than bright red lipstick! i'm still thinking about this lovely little Steven Alan bag that's on major sale right now. it kind of reminds me of a cross between a vintage Coach and a Mayle baby billie with the turnlock, suede, and leather trim details. this would be a gorgeous little bag for day or night.
it's always so nice to see thoughtful details like little zipped compartments and functional design (love the little turnlock pocket in front), even if the bag is a small one. i really don't like excessive ornamentation on handbags. i think the first season's collection of Steven Alan handbags was quite strong - they reminded me of some of my favorite vintage Coach bags in the simplicity and elegant shapes and sturdy-looking leathers. i'm really looking forward to new designs for spring and next fall.
i love the adjustable crossbody/shoulder strap. i could totally see Michelle Williams wearing one of these in her signature quiet, chic way.
Chinese New Year is coming up in January (year of the dragon! whoo!), and i'm on the lookout for something small and red to add to my collection. it'll be fun to add an (auspicious) pop of color to usher in the big celebrations here in Shanghai!
does anyone have one of the SA bags from this season? what do you think?