I’ve already asked many questions of you guys today, which is probably not fair for a beautiful Friday in early spring, but I have just one more: Do white bags make you nervous? They make me very nervous, for a couple of reasons. First, I’m not a particularly careful person. If someone out there is going to have a little ketchup on her finger after lunch, that someone is going to be me. I try, but I’m just not detail-oriented. Second, I wear a lot of dark clothes. Dark clothes mean dye transfers when you’re dealing with light leather. Third, I don’t think twice about putting my bags on the ground when necessary. They’re bags, they’re meant to be used!

Even considering all that, I’m still totally smitten with the Chloe Madeline Runway Satchel. Graphic white and minimalism go together like peanut butter and jelly, although perhaps I shouldn’t use a food metaphor with such a pristine bag; I can almost see the grape Smuckers fingerprints now…

In fact, I can see fingerprints of all kinds. I seem to perpetually have some kind of mascara or eyeliner smudges on my fingers, if not a little leftover foundation from applying the morning’s makeup (Yes, I almost always wash my hands afterward. But the important word in that sentence is “almost!”), and any hint of either would stick out on this bag like a sore thumb. Or a sore thumbprint, as it were. (Not all the jokes are winners, people.)

With that in mind, I’m afraid that I’m destined to appreciate the stark, minimal charms of this bag from afar. If you’re the kind of person who always manages to get ever errent speck off of your hands after a meal or makeup application, then by all means, allow me to live vicariously through your clean hands. I’ll have to settle for the taupe version for my own enjoyment. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $2130.

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