I know that it might be the new thing right now, but I can just not get behind the whole “denim” trend. Whether it’s actual denim or leather treated to resemble it, I still sneer a bit, involuntarily, whenever I see or hear it mentioned. I don’t wear much denim, and blue isn’t exactly my go-to color (that would be black).

However, if I had to pick one of spring’s denim bags as my favorite so far, it would be the Olivia Harris Pillow Washed Lambskin Hobo. I’m hinging my choice heavily on the usage of the word “lambskin” in the bag’s title and the lovely shade of blue that the folks at Olivia Harris chose.

If you put the trend aside (which I am trying to do, mentally, for the entire fashion industry. It’s sort of like trying to move things with your mind), this bag is exactly what I look for: soft, functional, and with an outside pocket big enough for my Blackberry. The leather appears to be touchable and perfectly weathered, and the wide strap would be oh-so-comfortable on my shoulder. If I try really hard to not look at this as a denim/leather hybrid, I find it perfectly pretty. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $575.

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