« First Fashion: New Staples from Old Favorites | Main | Style Studies: The ‘70s Sundress »

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Hands Off: The Mini Messenger Bag


Pictured (clockwise from left): Cross-body bags by Rebecca Minkoff, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Botkier.

I’ve long seen messenger bags as a purely functional means to lug around a lot of stuff (my beat-up canvas cross-body bag stands as proof). But with messenger bags shrinking in size and growing in style, they’re becoming less utilitarian-looking and more like a hands-free version of the classic handbag.

A black leather 3.1 Phillip Lim bag makes the traditional satchel easier to handle, while a Rebecca Minkoff bag, with a long chain strap, is a relaxed version of a ladylike shoulder bag. Alexander Wang revisits the structured shoulder bag as well, adding a forward silhouette and rose gold hardware, while a bright, snake-print Botkier bag will give your favorite clutch a break on a night out.

--Tonya

© 1999-2014 shopbop.com. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy Conditions of Use
 
 
 

More