Purse Blog would like to introduce the newest addition to the writing team, meaning that we now have a total of three writers (yes mostly me, then sporadically Vlad). Amanda Mull is a 22-year-old writer, blogger, and gal-about-town from Atlanta, Georgia. She has a degree in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia and loves to share her opinions with everyone, regardless of whether or not they want to hear them. If, for some reason, you do, you can find her personal blog at www.graduationday.wordpress.com. She can also be found on The Purse Forum as ‘amanda.’
Rebecca Minkoff Nikki
So, I have this problem. I’m an online stalker. A creeper. Of handbags, that is, but I suppose they have feelings too. When I get my mind set on a bag, I follow it all around the internet in search of free shipping, no tax, coupon codes, and someone willing to barter for maid services. For the past three weeks, I’ve wanted nothing more than a Rebecca Minkoff Nikki hobo, and I’ve been peeking in its internet windows.
And what I see is wonderful – the Nikki hobo is great fodder for people that love nice leather since the hardware and tailoring are subtle and accent the soft material and rich colors that the bag is available in. Fall ’08 features jewel tones of deep red and purple, which will surely be a great pick-me-up to fall and winter wardrobes that can all too easily be weighed down in drab neutrals. I find the cloud grey most appealing, though. A wonderful lighter grey with lots of purple and blue undertones, the color would be perfect to wear during either warm or cold temperatures and go with every color that I can think of. The most versatile bag I’ve ever owned was a grey leather hobo, and this bag reminds me of all the best parts of my old standby.
Unfortunately, we’re in one of those odd times of years in between when the Spring collections get discounted and the Fall collections hit stores full-force, so I don’t have that many Nikkis upon which to gaze. Several stores have started taking pre-orders, though, and Funky La La has the cloud grey Nikki pictured and available for delivery in just 3 short weeks (not bad, considering some sites have Fall colors pushed back well in to football season). Pre-order through Funky LaLa for $600.