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
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.

  • Anilu Magloire

    Welcome, Amanda! I look forward to reading you.
    Now, that bag has my name written all over it. I don;t know which color I love more, the gray shown, or persimmon.

  • Mia

    Welcome Amanda!
    Looking forward to reading your “opinions”. After all – who doesn’t have opinions? And why not share them I say!

  • mette

    This bag is not bad at all and the price is very reasonable. Were I your age, I´d surely choose something like this and leave the old brands for later years.

  • lunatwinkle

    Welcome Amanda! :grin:

    I love RM bags, but I’m not a huge fan of the Nikki. I don’t really like slouchy hobo bags, but I love my Wine Morning After Mini. Give me a more structured bag anyday! :roll:

  • my2cuties

    Welcome Amanda!

    I love that bag!! Off to stalk it now….

  • hawaii2484

    welcome home amanda. cheers!!!

  • Sam

    Luna Boston Has the Bag for preorder, and they already recieved a small shipment of it (and sold out of!)
    And they always get their orders in early for some reason!

    I’m waiting for the Navy Lux Nikki tho! :grin:

    • Mary

      You can use coupon code “grechen” on lunaboston.com and get 20% off your order except for sale items. I consistently shop this site because I can always get 20% off.

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs

    Everyone has been so nice welcoming Amanda! She is going to be a huge asset to us!

  • Amanda

    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!

  • Drewpopo

    ~It’s a great news~~I heard that one of them is interested in dating super models at Richromances.com and blog over there. Does any one here know his username and let me check?

  • pixiechic

    From one Atlanta girl to another, welcome! I too have been stalking Nikki for some time now, and I can’t wait to see one in real life.

  • bali_Girl

    Welcome Amanda – Your first post was a great beginning! Thanks for sharing your insights on the Nikki!

  • lesliejsweeney

    I love this bag. In the Bag in Providence, RI has the best selection of Rebecca Minkoff and so much more. Use coupon code Jack and get 20% off and a free gift. Can’t beat that!!!!!!

  • assi

    The color is insane. Love it.