Have any of you guys checked out Madewell? They only have 18 locations, all in the US, but they seem intent on expanding their brand (and, one would hope, opening an online store sometime soon) and they’ve got some interesting things to offer. I’ve visited their Atlanta location a handful of times and the clothes are basic, wearable, and reasonably priced (and somewhat less expensive than parent company J.Crew‘s). What surprised me most, though, was how nice some of their leather goods looked – they carry boots, bags, and leather jackets, all made out of supple materials with a slightly weathered, vintage look.
And although they don’t have their own online store up and running yet, they’re offering a few of their products through our old friends at ShopBop. Of the things that they have so far, my favorite is the Madewell Mini Messenger Bag. We all know that I have a great affection for grey, and this little bag doesn’t skimp on the leather quality because of its size. It fits perfectly in to the tiny bag/long strap crossbody trend without breaking the bank, and it will sit perfectly on top of the bulky coats and sweaters of fall and winter. Plus, you can’t beat the price with a stick. Buy through ShopBop for $128.