…currently coveting…

I’ve been obsessing lately over a new black handbag: a satchel, preferably; with a long strap in case I want to wear it on my shoulder; in a nice supple leather; with gold hardware; possibly not too tailored yet not too fussy. Comme Ça:

Chloe Paraty // Fashion Toast

Marc by Marc Jacobs Aiden* // Fash-n-Chips

Mulberry Alexa // (source?)

Kate Moss for Longchamp
// Upscale Hype

Marc by Marc Jacobs Aiden* // Fash-n-Chips

Alexander Wang Rocco // Sierra Chantal

Foley + Corinna Jet Set // Ramshackle Glam

Chloe Paraty, Rachel Zoe // Glamour and Pearls


Kate Moss for Longchamp // Getty Images


Marc by Marc Jacobs Aiden* // Fash-n-Chips

Alexander Wang Rocco // Viciously Cyd

Mulberry Alexa, $1555 // Chloe Paraty, $1895
Kate Moss for Longchamp Gloucester, $830-998 // Alexander Wang Rocco, $875
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Groovee, $498 // Foley+Corinna Jet Set, $495

It goes without saying that a luxury bag would be amazing to own. But since I have to live in the real world, I would gladly accept something like the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag (especially when taking into account all the gift cards I got for Christmas…hmmmm).

What about you, have you got a brand new bag for 2012?

*Sincere apologies, I initially marked these as the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Groovee but it is actually the Marc by Marc Jacobs Aiden bag (and Christine isn’t sure if it’s the baby version or not)…xoxo
Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

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Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. I love those pictures! A black bag is the ultimate versatile piece. I swear, i have a pretty similar one that I got from Urban Outfitters a few years back, and it’s held up really well. They have some pretty good bags there sometimes. I got a new Kate Spade for Christmas, pretty happy about that!

  2. Love love love the Alexander Wang bag! But if you want something that is a bit more versatile and less trendy, I say go for the Marc Jacobs.

    I am still lusting after the black Balenciaga arena classic.

    Really love your blog, it’s become a daily read for me! 🙂


  3. I tried to buy that Alexander Wang bag in brown last year and it just sold out too quickly…. I might have to jump on the black one!

    I do have to agree that for an everyday bag the MbM one would be good – plus they use good leather that ages well and lasts a long time (I’ve been to the tannery in Italy!!).

    Happy Hunting!

  4. i think each of the bags above are great. i’m not really a bag person, but i’ve also been wanting something new lately. i’ve been carrying around the same one for ages. i love the alexander wang…it seems to be everywhere just taunting me!

  5. You and me both! I almost asked for one for Christmas but since I didn’t, I’m thinking of asking for “donations” towards one for my birthday this month. I’ve been eyeing the Mulberry, the Alexander Wang, but have also been loving the 3.1 Philip Lim satchel. Doesn’t have the strap but is the closest to a Birkin I’ll probably ever get. Good luck on your search and keep us posted!

  6. ooh, I got the best Jack Russell black satchel that I wear over my arm every day. I found it in a Marshall’s! Still a couple hundred bucks, but anything that has Paris stamped on it in gold, has little Jack Russell terriers on the inside and goyard-style striping, and is big enough to carry all my crap is worth it. It is my fave!
    -e (modern24seven)

  7. Oooh Erika! These are all amazing, but I want to share my friend’s line with you! I was in the exact same boat and was sooo happy to find this bag under the Christmas tree. It totally fits your bill – great hardware, buttery leather, long strap…

    the line is called Khepri, my friend Emma designs the bags and everything is made from 100% recycled / vintage materials. It’s seriously my favorite thing ever.

  8. i love your pics! that alexander wang rocco bag has been on my shopping list for almost a year now – i have a huge gift card to nordstrom that im planning on using. its so versatile!

    cant wait to see what you pick! have a great weekend!

  9. I’m on the hunt for a new bag that I can go back to storing my whole life in again!!
    I’ve been carrying my “knockoff” tory burch clutch for months and it’s starting to bulge and look pretty ridiculous! haha

  10. Love the Longchamp one but a long strap is a must for me. The Rocco would be like a dream come true, but as you say, got to keep it real 😉
    Did you have time to check out my post? Funny we both decided to go for it at the same time! 😉

  11. Love the versatile black bag. I’ve been lusting after a Chloe Marcie for too long…and haven’t found a substitute to satisfy me! 🙂

  12. too bad I loved the most expensive ones.. chloe and mulberry.. I am not close to get them anytime soon but if I could I totally would! loved the images you collected!! great!!

  13. That Chloe is Beyond! But I have been loving the Marc Jacobs for a while. Kinda digging the Alexander Wang because it’s edgy. Just need to go knockoff a bag store, then you’ll have options.

  14. I want/need a new bag period. It was all I wanted for Christmas actually, but TH said I needed the iPad instead. I won’t argue.

    I may buy cheaper clothes but I have invested in a few good handbags. Cost per wear is how I justify it.

    Have a fab weekend!

  15. Ooooh, you must check out Oroton. Exceptionally beautiful leather goods. Last a lifetime, and oh so stunning.

  16. That Alexander Wang bag is fantastic. I love the detailing on the bottom. Also thanks for the introduction to Fash n Chips. Every shot of hers is pure outfit inspiration! Must check out more.

  17. I mean seriously (I have to post a ps!) it has the gold hardwear & a few little stud pyramids like the Alexander Wang!