As Amanda has brought up a few times, Michele is a brand known for their watches, not for their handbags. And sadly, it seems that this fact hasn’t changed, despite producing some pretty nicely constructed handbags. And so far, they’ve done a great job of making brown bags likable- namely, neither icky nor boring.
Recently we covered the Michele Kylie Hobo, and today I’m introducing the Michele Colette Top Zip Shoulder Bag. Now, there are two reasons why I immediately zeroed in on this handbag. First of all, the combination of semi-shiny dark leather and bright gold hardware is difficult to pull off, but when it works, it reminds me of awesome steampunk-y brassy machines and embellished doctor bags. (more…)