As Jerome Dreyfuss makes more and more of a name for himself, the number of retail outlets selling his bags is increasing rapidly, but ShopBop was on his bandwagon long before it was trendy. (And I don’t mean that in a snide way – it’s becoming trendy for very good reason.)

Our Jerome Dreyfuss archive indicates that we’ve reviewed iterations of the Jerome Dreyfuss Billy Bag from ShopBop no fewer than three times, but this rich purple color is easily good enough to warrant another mention and a further look.

I have a well-documented spot in my heart for purple bags, and I may need to add some purple suede to my collection sooner rather than later. It allows for a more vibrant finish than regular leather, not to mention the lush texture than suede provides. Although it’s generally regarded as a cold-weather fabric, when it comes to handbags, you can wear suede in a color like this year-round. And since you can carry this design as either a tote or a hobo, you might find yourself wanting to do just that. Buy through ShopBop for $685.

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  • Marianna

    I have a deep affection for purple suede and Jerome Dreyfuss has done it so well with this bag!

  • Mochababe73

    Purple is not a color that I wear often. I don’t own a purple handbag, but this is okay.
    The bag looks to be a little big and clunky. Not sure if I would want to wear something with at least a little structure.

  • Deborah Curran

    I don’t have the courage to wear a bag as loud as this – LOL ipad

  • 19yearslater

    LOVE the color, though the shape and suede are not quite for me.

  • Vitta

    Love this innovative brand, but not this exact handbag. I guess it is this shade of violet color that does not work for me. It is so murky that you can hardly see the details. Or, perhaps it is a photo? I’d love to see it in a different color though. (ipad)

  • Lianne

    I like the colour, but not the design. It’s just a little… much. (ipad)

  • Stylista

    Gorgeous colour, oh yes. But weird shape…

  • Louisa

    Something about this shade of purple and suede makes this bag not worth the price. (ipad)