i'll never forget my first.
it was a brown leather betsey johnson hobo and i still adore it five years later (pictured above).
purchasing it, unfortunately, was a nightmare. i was in san francisco, butterflies in my stomach over my purchase, and my card was denied thanks to the SUPER employees at my hotel, who put a hold on my credit card for the full room amount. (sidebar: when i went to complain, the desk agent told me: "well, i'd apologize, but i'm not the one who did it, so..." hotel adagio: great location, great style, horrendous service.) the staff at betsey, however, were lovely and put it on hold for me back in vancouver. success!
i have a self-professed designer handbag addiction (in moderation!) and i'm a huge fan of the cross body bag, which just happens to be everywhere right now. fancy that!
here are a few lovelies at various price points / in various styles / for various needs...
clockwise from left: deena & ozzy pony purse $48 / foley & corinna disco city leopard $215 / rebecca minkoff mac croc embossed clutch $330 / topshop leopard tassel cross body bag $60 / see by chloe leopard-print leather clutch $360
clockwise from left: asos leather slot through satchel $110 / proenza schouler PS1 medium $1,595 / mulberry alexa oak soft buffalo $1,150
clockwise from left: marc jacobs paradise kate messenger bag $950 / street level 78214 $60 / marc by marc jacobs petal to the metal flap $228 / linea pelle dylan messenger $385 / opelle ballet bag $206 / rebecca minkoff rocker crossbody mini bag $195 / valhalla brooklyn alberta bag $265
[check back later this weekend for part two]