The era of the all-encompassing It Bag has mostly come and gone, and with the breadth of designer possibilities available, more individualized trends usually rule the day. That is, of course, unless we’re talking about the Mulberry Alexa Satchel. If It Bags still exist, it absolutely deserves the moniker.

Named after It Girl Alexa Chung, this little number has been on the minds of fashionistas both in the US and across the pond since we initially saw Chung wearing it months and months ago. And really, is there a better way to attract attention for your new bag than by naming it after a rising star and then giving her one to carry everywhere? I think not.

The blue version that we have here is the larger “oversized” version, which I chose mainly because of its gorgeous color. Getting a good, medium blue or red is really hard with most leather, particularly if the look is also distressed, and Mulberry manages to totally pull it off with this bag. It’s a functional shape in a beautiful color, and the leather looks smooshy and luxurious. The book straps remind me a bit of the Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel, but I think I actually like the slouchy, vintage look of this satchel better. Plus, it’s less expensive. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $1731.

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