I love nothing more than to be able to recommend a bag from personal experience, and having had my Kate Spade Essex Scout Bag for several months now, that’s exactly what I’m here to do. I’ve mentioned this particular design several times since its introduction, but now that a new color has emerged, there’s no time like the present to revisit it for anyone who’s still on the fence.

Blue is not among my favorite colors, least of all light blue, but there’s a subtle green undertone to this shade that makes it special, even to me. Kate Spade calls the color “carribean,” and that seems just about accurate – clear, crisp oceanic blue to get anyone through a summer heat wave. Now if only it came with a personal air conditioner unit and a tiny cooler for tiny Coronas. Maybe Hermes will make a bag to hold my limes. Buy through Kate Spade for $395.

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  • I LOVE this color – SO much.

  • Lorie


  • Lulugurl

    So cute!

  • Mari

    I love the style, size, and shape and I ADORE the color. It’s just so cool and fresh! I thought I was done adding bags to my summer wardrobe but this one I just have to have.

  • mochababe73

    I love the color. It’s perfect for the beach. I need to just go ahead and buy one of these. I saw a woman with a yellow one at Costco. Love!

  • Mitch

    Use code SUMMER11 to get 20% off!

  • Somethingbags

    for keeps

  • mandy

    I have tried to resist this bag for severa months. I think it’s finally time to get it. Love this color!

  • Cathy Fitz

    LOVE the color. AND the bag!

  • neesa

    awesome choice amanda,am getting myself one,juz perfect for petite me

  • 19yearslater

    WANT. This is beautiful.

  • Ivy

    Its not the colour itself nor the design, it’s the combination of the two that makes this bag fabulous! WANT IT!

  • bisbee

    I love it in that color – I have a Prada bag from several seasons back that is almost the same color – it’s a gorgeous color for a summer bag – I always use it when I go someplace warm!

  • ninjaninja

    Love the color!

  • p

    I love this! Reminds me of Tiffany’s robin egg blue!

  • Chele

    Pretty blue!

  • Oliana

    Very cute! spot on the school bag trend

  • SHinSF

    Cambridge Satchel Company has done a better job than Kate Spade. http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/

    You can order handmade cambridge satchel and possibly emboss whatever you like on the bag. At only £93.00. ETA=3 weeks from UK to US