With cold weather approaching (it’ll get here eventually, I know it will, even if it doesn’t seem that way right now), most of us have started planning our winter wardrobes and maybe even amassing our favorite fall pieces to make sure we get our hands on them before they sell out. Almost all of the stuff I’ve acquired is black or dark grey, which reminds me: I need some winter white.

Winter white (which is just a warm tone of ivory, but we’ll go with the season-appropriate name) came around as a trend a couple of years ago and never really went away, and it’s a nice alternative to not only the dark colors of fall dressing, but also the outdated rule that one shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. If any of the people who still subscribe to that notion can look at the Burberry Quilted Patent Tote and tell me truthfully that it wouldn’t be beautiful with a charcoal sweater and dark denim, I’ll be very surprised.

I might normally regard this bag as too simple for me, but the shiny gunmetal hardware has totally won me over. Instead of skewing traditional, as most people probably expect of Burberry, the clean-lined buckle takes on a modern military look that’s as cool as it is unexpected. The bag’s shape is classic, the color is lush and the details are trendy, which is a formula that almost always equals a great bag. Buy through Nordstrom for $1395.

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  • Ashley

    I do adore my Burberry. I have one of the Haymarket totes that is my weekday laptop bag/purse. I think this winter white bag is beautiful, but unfortunately a touch out of my price range at the moment. I’ll lust from afar.

  • Demi

    I think Burberry has made better purses than this…

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      They definitely have, I agree. But I’m not mad at this one.

    • Jelita78

      yeah, it’s not spectacular looking..
      but when it comes to white, having it in patent leather is THE ultimate solution..
      well done burberry!
      i’m really digging this! (ipad)

  • kristy

    burberry do come out with nice bags time to time, but their mostly all seasonally bags that will only look nice for a short period of time. for that price i rather get a balenciaga.

  • harry

    So crisp white leather and dark denim….are you planning on using the bag just once? The dye transfer on this thing would be TERRIBLE!

  • raw

    I don’t know about this one…. the leather looks cheap.. infact, the whole bag looks cheap.

  • Domino

    Amanda has no taste.

  • Sonya

    This bag is absolutely adorable!!! Enough said!!!

  • sharmistha

    Dont really like the patent look….would be adorable in a nice soft milled leather.

  • Chris

    I really like this bag. It is difficult to make a white winter bag that is convincing. So – I love it.

  • Lori

    It looks like a million other bags. I feel it has some scale issues. The handles feel too wide and long and the belt feels too big…something is off. As I said about another bag today, I would just save more money and buy a Dior or Chanel rather than spend that much on this bag.

    • MalibuGirl

      yea I agree with lori, it looks kinda cheap too.. the patent leather…

  • Antonia

    I just purchaced this bag and I love it. It took me while to deside but after seeing my options this was the winner. The bag is heavy with all my things inside – no problem. It’s a professional bag that allows me to take it to the office without looking loud. If price is in question then you can’t afford it – maybe you should look at bags with big logos.

  • beanyce126

    lil to chucky for me. (ipad)

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