This bag seems to be quite controversial--judging from the seven comments on Bagsnob's posting--but I find myself drawn to it. A few commenters had said its design is unimaginative, but I was never one for too many bells-and-whistles on a handbag anyway.
It's just very clean and modern, with a full-length tassel for an edgy rock n' roll edge. (It also comes in an ochre-like color, but I much prefer the black version.)
What I like:
- Not too big and bulky, but the size can accomodate magazines.
- Would be easy to travel with--just lay flat in a suitcase
- Convenient zip pocket on the exterior for keys, Metrocard, Blackberry/iPhone
- Can be worn as a shoulderbag or as a messenger with a cross-body strap
Seen at Barneys New York for $1270.