I love nothing more than to be able to recommend a bag from personal experience, and having had my Kate Spade Essex Scout Bag for several months now, that’s exactly what I’m here to do. I’ve mentioned this particular design several times since its introduction, but now that a new color has emerged, there’s no time like the present to revisit it for anyone who’s still on the fence.
Blue is not among my favorite colors, least of all light blue, but there’s a subtle green undertone to this shade that makes it special, even to me. Kate Spade calls the color “carribean,” and that seems just about accurate – clear, crisp oceanic blue to get anyone through a summer heat wave. Now if only it came with a personal air conditioner unit and a tiny cooler for tiny Coronas. Maybe Hermes will make a bag to hold my limes. Buy through Kate Spade for $395.