I have yet to decide on my perfect mini bag for fall, and I’m still actively taking applications. I know that I have to have one (and really, they’re perfectly functional for me – all I ever carry is my keys and my Blackberry), and I think I may have found a strong candidate in the Junior Drake Pleated Mini Bag.
This bag in particular has a few things working in its favor. First, the leather looks amazing. Soft, supple, touchable, and saturated with color. I rarely find myself motivated to buy a bag that doesn’t fit that description, and this one exemplifies all of the qualities that those words describe. It also comes in several great colors, from the non-traditional navy and purple to the more staid and neutral blacks and browns.
Yes, the bag might be a little too trendy for some people, but it also has one last great advantage: the sub-$100 price. For that, who cares if it looks a bit dated in a year? You’ll be on to something new by then anyway. Buy through Nordstrom for $98.