I don’t mean to jump the gun here, but does it seem to anyone else that art deco details are sort of being a Thing? We’ve seen some signs of it lately in Rebecca Minkoff’s most recent designs, and now the Kooba Sam Leather Grommet Bag is making me think that might not be a mistake.

From what I remember, we didn’t see too much 20s revival on the runways last season, but not all trends come directly from the top, particularly in accessories. As the old saying goes, two is a coincidence and three’s a trend, but I’d posit that it can’t be too long before we see more of the same. The 20s are one of the few decades that haven’t been mined for inspiration in the past few years, and I’m sure that designers will tire of the 60s and 70s soon enough.

I, for one, would be excited to see art deco make a comeback. Not only would it give designers some fresh inspiration (not that I don’t like Mad Men clothing, I just get bored easily), but the emphasis on details and finishing from that era would be a welcome addition to both accessories and clothing.

As for this specific bag, I’m kind of digging it – that much grommet detail is best served up in small portions, and this bag is the perfect size. If you’re still looking for your perfect crossbody bag, this might be it, particularly if you’re hoping that art deco will turn into a full-blown trend. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $345.

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  • Karin bag4bag

    I like art deco style, and I hope there is a revival of it. But I prefer it in evening bags rather than daywear. It can just be a little too ‘something’, not quite working with today’s clothes.

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