I’ve never been a big Dooney & Bourke fan, but if they keep making bags as chic and well-edited as the Dooney & Bourke Santa Croce Short Handle Leather Shopper, I’m going to have to seriously reconsider my stance on the brand. This bag’s smooth, even, dark chocolate brown leather is absolutely stunning and the lines of the bag are more befitting of (dare I say it?) Hermes. I love the bag’s contrast stitching and extremely limited hardware, and I can’t help but thinking how great this would look with dark jeans and a white button-down (with some great, chunky jewelry, of course). And I don’t even like brown. In fact, my unending hatred of brown bags has been well-documented across this site. In spite of that hatred, this bag speaks to me, and what it’s saying is “buy me!” At less than $400, I’m not sure I’ll be able to ignore the voices. Buy through Nordstrom for $375.
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