longtime readers of LAM know that i have a weakness for handbags. recently, while cleaning out my closet, i realized that while i've managed to acquire a decent mix of day / work / weekend bags over the last few years, a handy little crossbody bag is still missing from my collection.
lately, i've been in a mood for minis. specifically, a mini crossbody that's hands-free for running quick errands around the neighborhood, or a night out in a crowded venue. there's nothing worse than realizing that you're carrying a clunky, too-big bag that just gets in the way of a carefree evening!
earlier this spring, while meeting a friend for brunch in Shanghai, i spotted a girl waiting in line wearing the perfect outfit. i loved everything about her look, especially her Celine mini bag.
i'm currently crushing on this steven alan mini bag – it reminds me a bit of the Celine with the zip compartments. when i was in SF recently, i stopped by the Hayes Valley Steven Alan boutique (a lovely shop, by the way!) and scoped this out.
this is the second or third season now that steven alan has been designing their own line of handbags, and i really love what they're doing on all fronts. the designs and attention to practical detail are quintessential SA, the quality echoes old-school vintage Coach, and the price points are quite accessible.
what do you think? do you have a mini bag? how do you use it?