Funky, colorful patches add a fun flair to this cute crossbody

    SNAPSHOT: Furla Metropolis Papillon Mini Bag

  • Under $450!
  • Tiny, but holds more than you might think
  • Interior slit pocket for cards and cash
  • Chain is not adjustable
  • Leather is delicate, shows wear easily

I’ve learned a lot about the buying habits of bag lovers since I started working here at PurseBlog. You guys are never too shy to share your thoughts with us, and whenever I’m in a bag-buying dilemma, you’re the ones I want to get advice from! One of the things that’s come up time after time is how important it is to invest in classic pieces that will stand the test of time. Even though I know that this is a smart piece of advice, I still find myself falling for of-the-moment bags. Trendy, funky and fun bags are the kind of bags you fall hard and fast for, without really thinking about all of the money you’re going to spend on them, and that’s why I’m loving the Furla Metropolis Papillon Mini Bag. Colorful butterfly appliqués make this adorable crossbody bag stand out, and at under $450, this is a trendy bag that won’t break the bank.

The overall structured shape of this petite bag is quaint and charming, and it really reminds me of another bag I recently wrote about. This bag would be amazing in a solid color as well, but the butterfly appliqué on this stunning blue version is super pretty and unique. I adore how this bag looks with jeans and a white tee, but I can also see it being dressed up and carried to any number of summer events. I would pair this with dreamy white eyelet dresses for a really cute summer look. Made of smooth leather that holds the colorful hues really nicely, this funky, fun bag is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.

Speaking of smooth, soft leather, though this bag does have a really nice hand to it, this is the type of leather that will show wear rather easily. The bag we received had a few minor scratches on it already, but the corners and the bottom of the bag showed no wear at all. This bag is crafted of cowhide leather and is made in Italy, and overall I’d give the quality a 4 out of 5, taking into consideration the price of this bag as well—you’re getting a really nice bag for what you’re paying. A pushlock clasp atop gold-toned hardware keeps this mini bag securely closed, though it’s very easy to get in and out of. Though the chain strap is not adjustable, it is apparently removable, which, truth be told, I did not even realize when I had this bag in hand! Only upon searching which retailers carried this style did I learn the strap could be taken off. In all honesty, though, I don’t quite see the point of removing the strap as this bag doesn’t seem thin enough to comfortably carry as a clutch.

Inside, this bag has one interior slit pocket and is lined in fabric. Though this bag is very petite, and with overall dimensions of 6.5″ L x 5″ H x 3″ D, I was actually able to fit more than I thought. Inside, I carried my iPhone 7, my new favorite sunglasses—Karen Walker’s Helter Skelter Round Frame Sunnies—in a microfiber pouch, my keys (+ bulky keychain!), a lipstick, a tube of lip balm, a mini powder palette, and a protein bar plus my debit card, ID and cash in the interior pocket. If I were carrying this bag out at night, I would nix the sunglasses and be able to carry a bit more. You can grab this adorable mini bag just in time for the last month of summer via Shopbop for $448.

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