Haircalf is such a versatile bag trend that it’s only a matter of time before it makes its way around to more or less every designer on the face of the planet, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Not only does it provide texture without looking messy or too “furry,” but the presence of haircalf also often means that designers are willing to play with pattern, as with the Rebecca Minkoff Haircalf Boyfriend Mini Bag.
Something about the material just makes stripes, spots and animal prints seem so appropriate, and any way to get more print and texture into an outfit is a way that I approve.
The only parts of this bag that have me wavering a bit are the giant buckles and how they interact with the pattern and color scheme, but the more I look at it, the more I think I like it. This bag is big enough for everyday essentials as long as you don’t require a giant dayplanner or your laptop, and it’s just whimsical enough to work. Buy through ShopBop for $350.