Be&D Kitty Studded Satchel, $1350. Be&D Gia Satchel, $975. Both via Bloomingdale’s.

What struck me the most about seeing the Be&D Studded Kitty Satchel and Be&D Gia Satchel in quick succession was how different the two bags were for being released by the same independent brand in the same season. The Kitty satchel is big and soft, almost like a really luxe weekender, while the Gia is all corners and angles and sharp edges, done up in a comparatively petite size.

But there are some details that connect the two together, most notable the gold pushlocks that will always remind me of Marc Jacobs, no matter how many other designers use them. The tendency to use neutral leathers is also a very Be&D trait, and although it doesn’t satisfy my lust for bright accessories, it does make for a very useful handbag.

My natural tendency is to gravitate toward the Kitty satchel because of its slouch (and because it’s black), but I could see the Gia being a great work bag for a woman who wants to carry and accessory with a bit of personality in a conservative workplace. But still, the Kitty’s apparently inclusion of a crossbody strap is winning me over. Which bag do you prefer? Buy through Bloomingdales for $1350 and $975, respectively.

  • Saara

    <3 the Be&D Gia Satchel, definitely the more sophisticated look and just my style!!!

  • Kim

    WOW the Gia is AMAZING. I almost want to impulse buy it, I think I may – Ive never been so drawn to a bag so quickly. Instant love!

  • Stylista

    The slouchy suits me better. If I were a business woman, the structured one might, but I’m not. :P

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • Sophie

    I love these BE&D bags! I also love the BE&D Sasha Bag, it mirrors the slouchy, casual style!
    (BE&D bags available from http://www.theclothesparlour.com/ )

  • rose

    i love be and d handbags. i have 6 of these and i am absolutely happy with my purchases. the bags are of the finest leather and quality and just stunning!

  • MsNguyen

    Just orderred my first Be&D bag….can not wait to get it! It’s the leopard jordan cross body bag. :-)