The last time I wrote about a handbag from Frye, I criticized it pretty heavily. And I stand behind that criticism; it wasn’t a particularly awesome bag in any way. No one gets it right all the time, and I love Frye’s boots, but that bag didn’t do their brand justice.
Luckily, they’ve done a little bit better this time. The Frye Carson Shoulder Bag is much more appropriate for the brand’s aesthetic – its thick, matte leather and camel color reference Frye’s signature look much better the the slick, thin-looking leather of the last tote we talked about. The color isn’t my style, but I can admit that it’s beautiful in it’s own right and would probably work well in the wardrobes of those that have a personal style different from my own. My favorite thing about the bag, though, is that it clearly emits the urban cowboy-hipster aesthetic that has made Frye so successful in the past few years – after all, what’s the use of having a look if you don’t rock it? Buy through ShopBop for $348.