In the past, I’ve spilled plenty of metaphorical ink bemoaning the lack of editing and low taste level found in some of (ok, many of) Juicy Couture’s previous designs, but lately, I haven’t had much to complain about when it comes to the much-maligned contemporary brand. It appears as though those in charge of the company have seen fit to clean up their act and appeal to a slightly more mature audience, and the brand’s handbags, like the Juicy Couture Mini Perforated Crossbody, are better for it. The design still incorporates young elements, but it does so in a way that isn’t aggressively tacky.

Yes, those are little perforated hearts that you see above. Normally, I would endorse such a thing (my aversion to perforated leather as a whole is rather well-documented), but in this small dosage, it might actually work on the right girl. Tiny heart perforations on a reddish-salmon leather bag are certainly preferable to giant heart appliques on a big, pepto-pink velour tote, and since that’s probably something that Juicy would have made a few seasons ago, I think you can all see my logic here. We have progress! Buy through Nordstrom for $148.

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  • FashionIsMyHobby

    I like the toned-down (for Juicy) bag! (ipad)

  • Marianna

    I usually hear Juicy and think “No Way” but this is a great bag! (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    This would look cute on the shoulder of a woman with girly style. Its not for me but it isn’t ugly, either. That’s a win for JC. (ipad)

  • Miriam

    Juicy’s getting better (ipad)

  • spanish moss

    i don’t like perforations, no matter how high (or low)end the bag. (ipad)

  • Mochababe73

    I much prefer the fun Juicy, but this is a nice compromise.

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  • Joyce

    I do love that Juicy is experimenting and stepping beyond velour (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Like the purse: cute and clever, with a couple of new ideas. Pretty! Don’t like the condescending tone of the editorial. Hope to hear more positive input. (ipad)

  • Bijou

    ew not a fan (ipad)

  • Linda

    Enough with the perforated bags already! (ipad)

  • Limey

    it’s cute, but a very different style.. not really used to it (ipad)

  • Karin bag4bag

    Hate perforations – totally impractical on any bag – dust settles in the little holes. Well it does ! (ipad)

  • Chris

    This is a cute handbag for the romantic woman in her 20s. I used to hate JC, but their recent collection is showing a big improvement. (iPad)

  • helen

    Oh little hearts – too cute. (ipad)

  • Tonya

    I think it’s adorable! it can def. add a little pop to a otherwise boring outfit. (ipad)

  • Melissa

    This is a cute piece, for all ages. I’m normally opposed to JC, but I’d totally wear this. I’d love to see it in a bright yellow or teal. (ipad)