Having been on vacation for the last week, I did what I always like to do while on vacation abroad. That is, gather fashion inspiration from wherever I may have gone. And this time, the things I noticed in Prague were: tons of tourists wearing unoriginal touristy garb, lots of worn, vintage-looking dresses, flat gladiator sandals, and cotton tee-shirts and scarves with cotton fringe and plastic beads on the end. And surprisingly, I noticed a lot of bags with beading too-both plastic, metal, and crystal.
So that’s why I wanted to write about this Antik Batik Small Swing Bag. It reminds me of two of the things I noticed in Prague: it’s got the vintage look without seeming old, and it has intense patches of rhinestone beading. Another thing that got me with this bag is the size. I thought it was a big bag based on the design, but it’s actually quite small, which was totally unexpected. I love when designers switch that up on us. It also has the ability to be a crossbody with the attachable strap, which is always a plus. And finally, the flap is completely unique- while flapped messengers are hot for fall, I have yet to see one with tapered edges as this Antik Batik. Buy through Shopbop for $345.
P.S. Please consider supporting our small, bag-loving team by clicking our links before shopping or checking out at your favorite online retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or any of the listed partners on our shop page. We truly appreciate your support!