I feel like there is a good chance the handbag Gods are reaching out to me in a very strong way today. You see, today, every single bag that has caught my eye thus far is a crossbody bag. Granted the sizes of these bags are all different, but crossbody bags they are.

As I’ve said multiple times during this seasons crossbody craze, I don’t have one. I know I should and I know I want one, but I just haven’t taken the plunge. While crossbody bags are all the rage, I think I need a bigger crossbody rather than a mini like this Cole Haan bag. Yes, that is a personal preference and it’s too bad, because this one is actually relatively cute.


So, I need to look past my personal preference of the size of crossbody bags and just focus on this one for a bit. The Cole Haan Saddle Leather Mini Crossbody Bag is really a cute equestrian-inspired bag perfect for a smaller frame. Many of you out there comment on how much you wish there were smaller bags on the market. If you are one of those readers, this bag is for you.

The supple black grain leather is really gorgeous. Sure, there isn’t a lot of it, but still enough to appreciate. The single chainlink strap, custom pale gold hardware and logo rivets all add detail and texture to the bag. The turnlock closure on the front flap is also a nice addition. Some of you might think that there is too much going, but I don’t think so at all. I think this is a small bag that packs a huge punch. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $198.