Sometimes, a bag manages to hit all of the right notes on the way to momentary brilliance. Kooba has found its handbag sweet spot recently, first with the beautiful bicolor Kooba Kelsi Satchel, and now with very on-trend Kooba Montroe Tote.

Colored suede, khaki tones and military aesthetics are all very important looks for fall, and Kooba manages to roll all three into one without making the bag look like an over-designed, over-thought fad piece. Combining strong trends in a simple, thoughtful way can be extremely difficult, but the people behind Kooba have pulled it off with considerable aplomb.

I normally prefer silver hardware to gold, but the rich green suede use in this bag combines with the light gold hardware perfectly. Kooba kept the shine subdued, though, so the color and material are really allowed to shine. Sometimes colors can become too muted or mottled when applied to suede, but there’s no such problem with this bag. If you’re looking to fulfill fall’s trends in a simple, reasonably priced, elegant way, this is the perfect bag with which to do it. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $545.

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