Now that PurseBlog favorite ShopBop carries Club Monaco clothing and accessories online, a whole new world of contemporary, mid-priced clothing is open to people who are too lazy to go to the mall. (Raises hand.) The line offers a lot of covetable pieces, but for current trends, the Club Monaco Audrey Shoulder Bag is among your best bets, particularly for less than $300.

Fall collections are all about clean lines and camel, and for anyone who isn’t ready to buy into those ideas with a larger cash investment, this bag offers a functional, on-trend solution at a reasonable price. Plus, it’s real leather, and we all know that some brands want you to settle for PVC for a bag this size at this price point. Don’t settle.

Bags this simple really need to be seen in the context of a great outfit to avoid boredom, but imagine a cream cashmere sweater with a printed silk top underneath, tucked into a chocolate brown, high-waisted pencil skirt and accented with some textured tights and great shoes. With the right palette and texture combination, this bag would look brilliantly sleek. If minimalism isn’t your thing but you want to give it a try, this might just be the way to do it. Buy through ShopBop for $249.

  • Stylista

    Club Monaco actually has some great pieces. I have a bag similar to this one that my mom bought 30-ish years ago. It’s a bit too simple for my taste though.

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