Another structured bag; I just couldn’t help myself! If there’s anything I love more than structured bags (and purple bags) it is miniscule bags, ones that are so miniature that they can carry only the bare essentials. And this Tory Burch Alize Mini Bag quite obviously fits the criteria. Not only that, it has a long handle, which means it can be carried as a tiny messenger if you are into the cross-body style, which I am. But this little bag packs a punch.
The colors are vibrant, but not too vibrant. The lime and almost denim-like blue works perfectly against the tan leather and the gold hardware. The chain handle may be a bit uncomfortable, but it adds a significant amount of class to a bag that could certainly look very casual with only a tan leather strap. When I think of tan leather accenting on a canvas bag, what usually comes to mind is those icky black canvas totes with the tan leather handles. But this bag has reversed my view and I am now prepared to accept more tan-leather accents on bags. Provided that they are this tiny and adorable, of course. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $395.
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