My search for the perfect minibag – it continues. At this point, it might continue forever. My desire for a tiny bag is turning into a struggle of Sisyphean proportions – I keep finding bags I think I really like, and then when I find some sort of flaw, they go tumbling back down the proverbial hill and I have to march back to the bottom and start anew.
At the moment, I’m sitting at the top of the mountain with the Kate Spade Villa Bridget Minibag. It’s small and light colored, plus the hardware is great. The only thing that’s holding me back is the chain strap – are those really a good idea during warm weather?
I don’t currently own any chain-strap bags that I use for extended periods of time, but I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the indentations that they leave on naked shoulders during tank top season. Since this little bag looks most appropriate for use during warm weather, I can only guess that it would cause the same problem.
Perhaps the tiny size of the bag would offset some of that problem, however – after all, how heavy could it be, even when filled? The lighter the bag, the less you have to worry about it digging into your skin, and possibly the reasonable price and classic design would be enough to overlook a few temporary spots on your shoulder. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $275.
I've held bigger Kate Spades with this type of chain before (though not this particular bag) and they were not heavy in the slightest. Just get it somewhere where you can return it if you don't like it! Good luck!