This bag certainly doesn’t look like a messenger or cross-body bag, but apparently, it is. Well, I guess it all depends on what your definition of messenger bag is. As soon as I let myself move passed the name of the bag I was able to actually appreciate it for what it is – gorgeous. We’ve been covering quite a few DVF handbags lately and if the brand keeps this up, they are going to continue to grow like wild fire. Each bag that I’ve seen shows great attention to detail no matter how large or small.

Diane von Furstenberg Amelia Flat Messenger Bag

Although the Diane von Furstenberg Amelia Flat Messenger Bag has a name that confuses me, I am totally loving the bag itself. One of the main reasons I am loving the bag is based on the fact that it can be worn as a clutch, shoulder bag or messenger bag. I don’t know if I’d like it as a shoulder bag because it seems like an awful lot of shoulder strap for just a medium sized bag. I imagine the bag constantly hitting my side as I walk – not a good thing.

But as a clutch – now we are talking! Gorgeous pebbled leather features a few different zip pockets as well as studs at the front as well as gunmetal hardware. Gunmetal hardware is underused. We see gold and silver all the time and although gunmetal looks silver, it is actually much different. Not only is there a detachable shoulder strap but there is also a detachable handle. I’m loving all these options! The dark leather is perfect for fall and can be paired with both casual and a bit more dressed-up looks. Buy through Shopbop for $375.

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  • stella fleuret

    Yeah, the bag WOULD NOT work as a shoulder bag. It’s far too long for such a small bag. Would’ve looked much cuter if the strap was much shorter, obviously.

    The bag itself looks okay though. Personally I find it to be a bit too plain for my taste.

  • stella fleuret

    oops, made an error!
    CORRECTION: I meant, “THE STRAP is far too long for such a small bag.” Not the bag itself. Sorry! ^^;

  • jennyfir

    I prefer the DVF Amelia City bag. Similar detailing but it’s a top handle satchel with optional shoulder strap.

  • layney

    I’m loving DVF bags these days (tough times call for Designer sans Premier brands). I wonder if it’s meant to be a short-shoulder strap bag, sort of like a demi-bag? Very cool details that are edgy but not trendy, chic and casual at the same time. IMHO, the details and hardware are in harmony: not too studdy, not too bright. This bag is meant to compliment and not compete with DVF’s pattern-heavy line of clothing and tricked-out shoes.