Burgeoning bag lines, take note: making a bag interesting and visually appealing does not mean making it over-designed, over-thought and over-worked. It also doesn’t mean charging an arm and a leg, just because you can or because you think it will make your bags seem cooler. If you doubt me, just take a look at the Tory Burch Dean Leather Hobo.

Not only is the design simple in a way that makes it look totally easy to carry and functional, but the price is so good that I did a double-take. Add in an oversized tassel and a beautiful shade of green that is all-too-often ignored, and I’m officially on this bag’s bandwagon.

I could see this bag being worn equally well in warm or cold weather, and the flat, comfortable-looking shoulder straps makes it all the more likely that I’d want to wear it year-round. Plus, it so obviously has a magical little thing that I like to call “elbow clearance”: I could swing it up onto my shoulder, one-handed, without smacking the body of the bag into my elbow in the process. For me, that’s a very important test for a bag to pass, and this one would do so with flying colors. It even has an outside pocket for my cell phone! Buy through Nordstrom for $395.

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  • marian t

    love love the color! nice bag. (fb)

  • justa9url

    LOVING this bag. Everything about it draws me in. The colour is amazing. It would pop out in a crowd without screaming at your face. =) And the tassle is done just right, adding something to the bag without overpowering the bag itself.

    P.S. I never carry my cellphone on the outside pockets…it’s just not safe enough. =) (fb)

  • Ruhee

    Love the bag and the color.Its a nice henna green.Very pretty.(fb)

  • Signe

    fab! always had a thing for green leather and this one is right up my alley! (fb)

  • Melody

    loving it! (fb)

  • Leticia

    That’s a gorgeous, unusual, understated colour! And I usually hate green! (fb)