Those of you that follow PurseBlog regularly probably know my mini-messenger obsession. But surprisingly, that obsession was not the reason why I chose to write about this simple but glam Marc by Marc Jacobs Twisted Q Derby Bag. It’s because it reminded me of a LeSportSac mini crossbody bag that my grandmother gave to me. I thought it was ever-so cool, and I carried it until the cotton strap (that’s how long ago this was- no nylon straps) broke and I deemed the tan color uncool.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Twisted Q Derby Bag

Then I moved on to a Danskin tiny crossbody. But that’s beside the point. This bag is so much better, obviously. It’s Marc by Marc Jacobs, which is a plus. The leather is ever-so-slightly wrinkled, and the enamel-inlaid logo plate and the gold buckles are the only embellishments to the bag.

Besides the fact that this bag comes in matte red, which should really replace most patent red bags(unless if they are somehow done right, which I have rarely seen) it’s the shape that catches me. The unique oval shape of the bag is unique from most rectangular mini-messengers, and the long, thin strap balances it perfectly. Buy through Shopbop for $188.

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