As a child of the 80s, I have a very distinct love for all the 80s nostalgia that’s been going around for the past few years. I’m almost ready to move on to the 90s (Plaid! Doc Martens! YAY!), but not before I indulge in the 80s glory of the Rebecca Minkoff Rapture Tote.
This bag’s look is appropriately late-80s for these transitional trend times, and the stitching and zippers remind me of a leather jacket that a not-particularly-edgy pop star or a character from Weird Science might have worn at the time in order to look cool. I know that sounds like a bad thing, but I don’t think it is – it’s just a very 80s thing.
The color (which ShopBop calls “mottled grey”) gives the bag a distinctly vintage feeling, like this bag might have actually been made in the 80s and you picked it up at the thrift store with the best stuff in town. What’s nice, though, is that this bag is not dirty, smelly or old like most of the stuff that comes from those types of places (and I say that with love and as an avowed vintage jewelry addict).
The bag also comes in black for those who thing the color combined with the stitching and zippers might be too much of a commitment to a retro trend, but I can’t help but like the grey. The bag’s shoulders are a little stuff right now, but this bag should break in quickly to yield a slouchy, cool neo-vintage find. Buy through ShopBop for $595.
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