I’ve been seeing these everywhere, likely as a product of the Vintage Revolution aka That 70’s Fashion Takeover that’s taken hold of the industry’s heart for the last few years. Nothing gets sweeter and simpler than a little, structured bag with hand-crafted designs in the heavy leather. I’ve seen these paired with everything from shorts & a tee to maxi dresses.
Whenever I’ve come across one of these cutie-patooty bags in a vintage shop or newly produced at a big box store (what? It doesn’t make sense to me either, but it’s happening), I’ve always thought “Whoa, that’s a bit too cowboy for me.” Admittedly a bit close-minded on my part, because after checking out some of the ways these cute bags are worn, I’m admittedly having appreciative, second thoughts.
While I think it’s probably always best to buy this kind of piece from a second-hand or vintage shop, I did manage to find this beaut from Forager Vintage on Etsy (which is basically like the biggest vintage shop ever, am I right?):
This one will only set you back $54, which is seriously a steal, considering Free People is selling their own vintage collections for $350-$500… Can you believe that?!