It’s official, folks: black is the new black. There’s no denying it anymore. Every day when I go about trying to select bags to write about, I do my best to vary the shapes, brands, and colors that I write about. I figure things get a little visually boring if every bag resembles the bag before it, and we do try to entertain as much as inform here at PurseBlog. The thing is, though, black seems to be emerging as such an all-encompassing bag trend for fall that the color is becoming unavoidable. And as long as the black bags keep being as functional and fashionable as the Kooba Brett Small Crossbody, I have no problem with their ubiquity.
I don’t really even like crossbody bags, but this one is great. It’s not so enormous that it looks like it would be better used as a laptop tote than a handbag, and Kooba priced it commensurate to its size (something few designers deign to do). The black leather looks fabulous and soft, plus the shape should be easy to wear and it’s got a couple pockets to hold all your stuff. This is a great alternative to many of the much more expensive bags that have a trendy long shoulder strap, and Kooba makes great bags in general. Buy through Saks for $395.