By now, everyone is well aware that Spring 2011 is all about mixing patterns and colors in order to come up with cheeful, slightly deranged ensembles, and for maximum insanity, you really should include your handbag in the fun. That could be accomplished by simply buying something bright and mixing it with lots of other bright pieces, of course, but picking up something like the Miu Miu Woven Leather Shoulder Bag, which uses lots of colors in and of itself, is a much more adventurous choice. And who doesn’t need a little adventure in their lives on a boring Tuesday?

The higher the color count, the more difficult it is to make sure that all of the hues work together to create a unified whole, but the creative minds at Miu Miu did a good job with this bag. The tan and turquoise give the finished result a slightly Southwestern flare, but not so much that it would be prohibitive for people who don’t own cowboy boots.

The jeweled enamel chain strap brings in a little bit of signature Miu Miu quirk, and although it doesn’t match the turquoise leather perfectly, I think I prefer it that way. Vintage lovers know that colors often change over time in porous materials like skins, so the slight variation looks appropriate with the old-world quality of the tan and brown leathers. This look may be weekends-only for some women, two days of witty, interesting accessories is so much better than none at all. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1495.

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  • Krista

    I would love it in different colors

  • ninjaninja

    Hobo chic

  • Jacki

    I love this, of course I’m a big fan of turquoise anyway!

  • Sara

    Awesome purse! I love it!

  • delaney

    way too much going on here for my taste, but like the colors overall.

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  • 19yearslater

    I’m not feeling the two straps. Not for me.

  • An

    Love turquoise! but definitely wouldn’t purchase, especially for the price.

  • designer handbags australia

    So cute handbag , I love that design with colors combination ! Is it name Miu Miu?

  • Rashida

    i like it! Don’t like the strap, is it removable?

    • Millie

      Apparently the bead strap is detachable. Net-a-porter has the model wearing it as a necklace in one of their pictures, which seems odd to me, but I’m not a stylist for a high-end website.

  • Don York

    Well, this website is also pretty good, you can have a look

  • Millie

    Really cute! Not sure I could pull it off, but I know women who could.

  • Karin bag4bag

    I just get too confused by all the color and patterns! It looks lovely in the pic but i really don’t know what I would wear it with, as in what would it go with, and even though it is pretty wouldn’t I break the enamel chain strap on the first wear ?

  • Demi

    It’s a great bag for spring / summer!!!

  • Cathy Fitz

    Really love this purse – except for that chain strap. It looks like a cheap add-on that doesn’t match. But the purse – tdf!

  • Uki Tam

    all the colors are wonderful with my vintage dress ,I would like to have it !!!!!

  • Lety

    I luv this turquoise bag . How much S$? Is it still available , How can I purchase.

  • Nicole

    relly love it

  • AW

    Never been a big fan of this particular Miu Miu mish mash of colors style but i’m loving the flap clutch