Plain and simple bags are sometimes what we all have been longing to see. Yet sometimes, I'm just not getting a strong enough vibe from them. This DKNY Soft Nappa East/West Shoulder Bag is right on the border for me of liking it and thinking it needs a little more oomph. The bag is made of soft glazed Nappa leather, is accented with polished silver metal hardware, and has a double-D charm dangling on bag front. *I think it will be quite funny if some search engines pick up Double-D meaning a woman's chest rather than a charm- Ha*. The shoulder strap is also made of leather and can be adjusted with a cute buckle system- which will give the drop about 9.5". The inside of this bag is lined in twill, has a zipped pocket and two patch pockets, and helps the bag close by magnets. The overall size of this shoulder bag is 14.5" x 6.5" x 3.5". If you like it, eLuxury has it available in olive (shown) or black for $275.
DKNY has been making some great bags lately - so simple, yet they still have flair. Donna Karen, on the other hands is making these hideous things with metal-beaded fringe.
I'd hate to get whacked by this bag:
I have some Botkier bags with long leather zipper pulls and I whack people with them all the time. One quick turn at the supermarket with that unwieldy Donna Karen thing and you might really piss off a fellow shopper.