If you read this blog regularly, you probably know that I have something of a love affair with the color black that dates all the way back to when I declared it to be my favorite color at five years of age, which worried my kindergarten school counselor. I’m the girl that buys black sundresses and black shorts for summer, and it’s not out of an appreciation for the goth aesthetic or a desire to let everyone know I’m in a bad mood – I just really like black.

It’s harder to come by in warmer months, but if you have a similar affinity for the dark side, the Be & D Big Spring Satchel is probably perfect for your personal style. It’s rare that something that so proudly trumpets its affiliation with a warm season is so decidedly dark, and although some people may find that contradiction off-putting, it feels perfectly normal to me.

There’s just something so delightfully subversive about matte black leather in warm weather, and a chain-handled, studded handbag is perhaps the best way to achieve that look without giving yourself heat stroke. I like cheerful colors as much as anyone, but black feels like home to me and this bag in particular seems to know exactly what I want. Buy through Saks for $1285.

  • BLynnT

    Not a fan. I think it looks a bit cheap.

  • 19yearslater

    I love it. It manages to be summery with the black and studs.

  • Sarah

    The thing I don’t get about Be & D is their pricing. Every now and then they come out with something cute/sexy/fabulous/not boring, but just not cute/sexy/fabulous/not boring enough to justify the price tag. I just don’t get it!

  • Sofia Nolan

    black never fades away. but this bag doesn`t tell me anything.

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    This bag is “just okay” with me. The price tag is way too high for the look of the bag.

  • mochababe73

    I don’t really like black handbags although I do have about 5. I usually only want to wear them when I’m feeling all edgy which doesn’t happen often. I agree with Sarah that BE&D’s style doesn’t warrant the price. As much as I loved the Garbo (?) bag, I couldn’t bring myself to save up for it.

  • Alicia

    eh?