Wait, wait, wait. Let me grab my glasses real quick, because I think I’m seeing this incorrectly. This can’t possibly be right. The Joe’s Jeans Side Ring Pieced Hobo can’t possibly retail for $148. It’s made by a well-known clothing brand, albeit one not known for bags, and normally name alone with guarantee a price tag with an extra couple hundred bucks tacked onto it. It’s made entirely of leather, and the leather looks like it’s actually pretty nice.
It’s not teeny tiny, either – Nordstrom calls it “medium,” and it looks like it would fit easily on your shoulder and hold whatever you need for the average day. The straps also look potentially comfortable to wear since they’re broad and flat. So it’s a brand-name leather bag that looks both functional and stylish and would be useful as a day-to-day purse, and it’s well under $200 without being on sale. Have I fallen into an alternate dimension? Am I Alice, and this is Wonderland? I’m not sure. And I don’t like brown, so I probably won’t buy one of these myself, but I’m encouraged by what Joe’s Jeans is attempting to do with their pricing. Buy through Nordstrom for $148.