As often as we try and scour the internet and department store universe to find the best and most unique handbags out there, I really like when I come across a bag that is simple, streamlined and well executed. I know there will be plenty of you who think this bag is far too boring, but sometimes it is nice to have a bag that does its job, looks great and doesn’t send your bank account into a downward spiral.

Dooney & Bourke Kristen Leather Bag

I am really intrigued by the Dooney & Bourke Kristen Large Leather Hobo. It was the look and feel of the leather that caught my eye. Like I said before, I am the first to say there is nothing over the top about this bag, but it is still lovely. I love the slouchy yet structured shape of the bag. A little bit of topsitiching helps the bag have something extra to notice. Personally, I like this bag in red, but if you aren’t interested in red, give black, brown, ivy, navy or plum a second thought. Buy through Nordstrom for $245.

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    I am not a D & B fan but this bag is lovely and the color is way cool..

  • Lisa

    I am liking this bag a lot for the same reasons. Usually not a D&B fan or simple bag fan, however, I am in need of a tote for work. I am hoping this will fit the bill. I am heading over to Nordies today to check it out and see if I can fit my calendar and netbook in it. I am going to look at the red…like it too. If it works, it is mine!

  • Michelle

    bought this bag in red from Nordstrom and I LOVE IT!!! It is the best bag. I ended up buying another large Kristen tote from the signature collection.

  • DW

    I have this bag in red and just ordered another one in black. These bags don’t break the bank. The Gucci handbags are out of control with the pricing. The leather on the Gucci bag don’t even come close to the leather on the Dooney and Bourke.