Hi! I love your blog. So beautiful, simplistic, and easy to navigate. Especially love all the time that you take to answer these questions- what a great feature. I am looking for the "perfect little black bag" under $300. I am pretty picky about it being real leather, or at least VERY good quality. I know that is hard for under $300, but that's exactly why I need an expert opinion. ;) Medium size is okay- and I don't like Rebecca Minkoff. (Sorry hehe). Thanks!
Aw, thank you so much! This has got to be one of the best compliments I’ve ever received. Let me first recommend the 11” Cambridge Satchel. I have this bag in 15” vintage brown and can promise you that it is unbelievably well made and durable. It’s a classic shape and a style that will carry on through every season. You can afford to go higher, but I’d recommend the 11”. I personally use the 15” for school and it seems like it would be too big to carry as an everyday bag. Here are a couple others that I recommend!
Note: I have a similar purse to the Marc by Marc in brown and it is my go-to everyday bag. It’s simple, practical, matches everything, and surprisingly carries more than you’d think (imagine a wallet + keys, sunglasses, cell phone, five things of lip balm, my iTouch, compact, and more). Also, the Anthropologie satchel is a bit over your price range, but it was too pretty not to mention. My personal favorite, however, is the city tote by Foley + Corinna. Hope you find one that you like!