When Spring 2012′s shows were done and it had become clear that pastels were one of the biggest trends in accessories that the season had to offer, I was somewhat disappointed. Pastels just didn’t feel as exciting or vibrant as spring trends usually are, and back then, I made a mental note not to buy in when it came time to make my purchases for the season. And then I saw the Alexander Wang Donna and Brenda Bags in mint leather, and my mind changed entirely. Who would have guessed that prince of darkness Alexander Wang would bring me over to the light side?

The leather may be light, sure, but something about how these bags are dyed makes the color seem bold and vital instead of cloyingly and overly feminine. This is a pastel that even a lifelong lover of black could learn to love, and when you combine the perfect color with the spring-like weather we’re having in New York all week (plus the extra daylight in the evenings!), all I want to do is deck myself in light colors and pretend that it’s warm enough to eat dinner on the stoop of my building. (It’s not, but it will be soon.) Because of the light shade, I’d feel a bit guilty sitting either of these bags down next to me, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.


Alexander Wang Brenda Bag, $725 via Net-a-Porter


Alexander Wang Donna Hobo, $795 via Net-a-Porter

  • suz

    Mint green is always awful….no matter how great the bag might be.

  • Marie Martell

    Not my favorite design :(
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • mlle p

    I agree with suz – that is an awful color that looks like it’s from a discount mart.

  • klynneann

    Love the color, but not the designs/styles.

  • 19yearslater

    I’ll only go to the light side for purple, and occasionally yellow. AW is great, but even he can’t convince me mint green belongs in my closet. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FOMCFHQCYTYTLTAE2GZWM3AILA bareeh86

    The color makes me want to brush my teeth! :)

  • A Reader

    Not digging the hospital scrub green color here. Wonder if these were made in his alleged sweatshop?

  • Bry_dee

    Is it just me or are these recent AW bags look pretty much like the designs that the Hong-Kong based company RABEANCO makes.

  • Leslie

    Love this color!!!! I just purchased the Donna and I can’t wait to get it.

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  • turadosapuay

    the design is simple but the color is great.