In case you didn’t see me say it the first four thousand or so times, brights are kind of a big deal right now. Kind of a very big deal, and it’s about time. Remember that season not long ago when camel was the big thing? Yeah, I wasn’t so much on board with that. I am, however, on board with anything that gives us bags like the Botkier Charlotte Satchel in this gorgeous shade of red.

Botkier sticks mostly to neutrals in recent seasons with an occasional bright here and there, and it always makes me excited to see the brand bring out a vermillion or cobalt or lemon leather. Naturally, this bag piqued my interest as soon as I saw it at press previews six months ago.

Petite, structured bags are just as popular as brights are, and this purse strikes a nice balance between Botkier’s slouchy, downtown cool and the industry’s prevailing trends. It’s not too rigid, and that’s absolutely the right choice on the part of the Botkier’s designers. Going too far in service of a trend only hurts a brand’s identity, and this bag still has Botkier written all over it. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $575.

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  • Mochababe73

    I love that color red. It has blue undertones which I like. This bag needs to be in my wardrobe because it can be pulled out 5 years from now and still look modern.

  • Marianna

    I think everyone needs a red bag and this one seems to be a perfect choice. I have had a long love affair with my cherry Bianca so maybe it’s time to add another Botkier to my stable! :)

  • Mishiem

    So cute! I want the Charlotte clutch in red!

  • Louise

    A dreamy bag with a gorgeous design. The color is lovely – not too bright red, and the size is just about right. Nice to own and nice to carry.

  • 19yearslater

    It’s great, if it had gold hardware I’d love it even more.

  • Lulugurl

    Love this purse so much! I would get it if I haden’t gotten a RM mattie which has a very similar structure.

  • Em

    Absolutely love Botkier bags. In fact, way too much per my bank : ) I ordered this beauty and it should be in my hands on Wednesday!