Boo, I’m bored. I’ve sat looking at this handbag intermittently all day, and the more I look at it, the more depressed it makes me. It’s making the walls close in on me.

I started out liking the Lauren Merkin Bailey Saddle Bag, but it has somehow managed to take me prisoner with it’s overwhelming blah-ness. Ms. Merkin makes a lot of great, functional bags, but I think this one is a miss.

Lauren Merkin Bailey Saddle Bag

The color is just so depressing. In Craig Ferguson’s stand-up act, he says that in his homeland of Scotland, “damp” is considered a legitimate color. I never understood exactly what he was getting at until I saw this bag. It’s the color of damp. It’s in Sadville, which resides somewhere between grey and beige.

And the huge suede inset isn’t helping – it just makes it look more depressing and kind of dirty. I started off the day liking this bag, I really did. I don’t know what happened. But somewhere, things went off the rails and looking at it now makes me want to close the blinds and take a nap. Buy through ShopBop for $395.

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