There’s almost nothing I like better in fashion than when it reminds me of something slightly fantastical or science fiction related. I know, clothing and handbags are supposed to be useful and realistic, because we need to protect our bodies and belongings from the elements; Well. To that I retort: we’re beyond that age, and now fashion can look to the future. Plus, we can always wear our impractical gear indoors and not worry about a tornado ruining it or something.

That element of fantasy is what attracted me to the Be & D Leather Convertible Bag. The raised spheres on the flap of the little cross body reminded me of futuristic armor or something equally awesome. But then, I made the mistake of looking at the bag in a fleshy color, a color that Be & D calls “citrus.” Friends, I’ve never seen a citrus fruit in this color. It’s fleshy, a salmon-esque shade at best.

Sadly, this color ruined everything. If you really are curious, this bag then reminded me of the pustules on the Baron Harkonnen’s face in the 1984 movie adaptation of Dune, one of my favorite science fiction reads. Rather gross, right? So let’s just ignore that and focus on the bag in black, because I’d much carry a bag that’s cool like a Dune stillsuit. Buy through Saks for $495.

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