It’s official, folks: black is the new black. There’s no denying it anymore. Every day when I go about trying to select bags to write about, I do my best to vary the shapes, brands, and colors that I write about. I figure things get a little visually boring if every bag resembles the bag before it, and we do try to entertain as much as inform here at PurseBlog. The thing is, though, black seems to be emerging as such an all-encompassing bag trend for fall that the color is becoming unavoidable. And as long as the black bags keep being as functional and fashionable as the Kooba Brett Small Crossbody, I have no problem with their ubiquity.

Kooba Brett Small Crossbody

I don’t really even like crossbody bags, but this one is great. It’s not so enormous that it looks like it would be better used as a laptop tote than a handbag, and Kooba priced it commensurate to its size (something few designers deign to do). The black leather looks fabulous and soft, plus the shape should be easy to wear and it’s got a couple pockets to hold all your stuff. This is a great alternative to many of the much more expensive bags that have a trendy long shoulder strap, and Kooba makes great bags in general. Buy through Saks for $395.

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  • Loquita

    Saw this bag at Nordie’s today…it’s much better in person, the leather has a gorgeous shimmer to it — especially the dark brown version. A lovely bag that’s now officially on my radar.

  • Allison

    I love this bag! Its not a BBB that you’ve been covering lately, so I’ll count that as diversity in your selections. Something about the proportions and styling is really reminiscent to me of balenciaga…does anyone else see that…but without coming off as derivative or a knock off…I agree, the price point is great! Designers usually mark up for larger bags, but not down for smaller ones…this is really reasonable for a Kooba bag. Great find Amanda!

  • alicia

    I love this bag!
    beautiful proportions and a perfect design – caught my eye in the store!

  • debbie grossblatt

    This is definitely a winner. I too saw it at Nordstrom’s and can only say it has the perfect proportions and shape for a great crossbody bag. I happen to love crossblody bags and actually bought one by another naufacturer that was on sale for such a great price that my resistance borke down. However, I can’t get the Brett out of my head. Go see it for yourself in the trio of great colors (black, cherry and camel) from Kooba. You won’t be disappointed but you may find your wallet a little lighter.

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