Burberry Leather Messenger BagIt appears as though a major designer is finally getting real about what the economic downturn might mean to their handbag business, and not in any small way. The Burberry Leather Messenger Bag is part of a line of several bags that the brand has put out this season with price tags dramatically lower than their normal leather offerings would be. This one, for example, is priced at staggeringly low (for a brand like Burberry) $375.

And although the bag may be fairly simple in design, it doesn’t seem like an afterthought to me. The finish of the leather reminds me of the crinkly bags that Prada has released this season, except this bag is slightly more matte and the shoulder strap allows it to be worn as a very chic oversized shoulder bag or across the body. Good design doesn’t necessarily mean extra complications, and based on this line from Burberry, it also doesn’t mean exorbitant prices. This may not be the most exciting bag that any of us have ever seen, but I think the price point is cause to celebrate indeed. Buy through Saks for $375.

  • Merve

    Well at least they are not ignoring the credit crisis.

  • Ellez

    I love the price tag and the bag. It would be such a simple yet funky bag to carry notebooks and books around campus with!!

  • buy

    I love the price tag and the bag.

  • Otter

    Love it!

  • Emily

    love both the price and the bag!!! Love burberry!!

  • janis

    Zzzzzzzzzzz…

  • Free

    It’s simplicity makes it multifunctional. It’s a hot concept with a realistic price tag.

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  • renee

    Dulled it down a bit too much.

  • Regina

    I’m pleasantly shocked by such a wonderful bag – and great deal!

  • Kate W.

    As long as the leather is nice, that’s a great price! (especially since burberry is covered under friends and family…) My only wish is that instead of a snap closure there was a zipper…

  • Karin

    beautiful on first glance. a crumpled grocery bag on the second.

  • sstellaa

    I like leather bags~

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  • colleen

    It’s actually $595.

  • Arlene

    Right, you have the price WRONG by about $220 and I was really interested in it at the lower price. Too bad.

  • http://graduationday.wordpress.com Amanda Mull

    Saks had it priced incorrectly when this was written, then – I triple checked this price when I wrote this because it was so low.

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  • Kendra

    I just love this. What an appealing bag. (fb)

  • Adrienne zedella

    this would look so much better than my grubby canvas tote. fb

  • Adrienne Zedella

    I could REaLLY USE this! (fb)

  • beanyce126

    very useful style, and also the price is reasonable. (ipad)

  • Amy Sweden

    I had a look at the burberry’s shop in Sweden.They didn’t have this bag. Ilike the bag very much.