Betsey Johnson Whips & Studs Tote

Y’all? Are you guys seeing what I’m seeing? Because if more Betsey Johnson bags looked like the Betsey Johnson Whips & Studs Tote, I’d have a whole closet full of ’em, particularly at sub-$400 prices.

What Betsey usually doesn’t do very well is apply restraint to her disco-punk aesthetic, and if she did so more often, perhaps we’d have more bags as successful as this one. Yes, studs and black leather have been done already this season, but this one looks just as high-end as anything we’ve seen in much higher price ranges and from much more “serious” brands.

I think the key to this bag is relegating the actual studs to the middle flap and side gussets, but mirroring the structure of the studs in the quilting that runs along the bag’s base. It provides a nice balance without overloading the bag with hardware, and the matte black leather that they used gives the bag a great slouch and looks like it would be soft to the touch. My personal favorite part, though, is the big tassel at the end of the flap. Buy through Bloomngdale’s for $368.

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!

Share Your Thoughts With Us

Now Trending

Featured Articles

Trends
Outfit Yourself This Valentine’s Day With Bags From Your Favorite Designers
Perfect bag picks to use now and beyond
Fashion Week
Meet the New Handbag Brand That Took NYFW By Storm
You’ll want to keep an eye out for Khaite Luggage come fall
PurseBlog Asks
PurseBlog Asks: What Do You Wish Designers Knew About What You Want in a Bag?
I’m craving simplicity in this world of trendy, Instagram-angled pieces
Join 135,000+ enthusiasts and sign up for our newsletter