From the moment I opened my Rebecca Minkoff Mini-MAB satchel ($395), I was a dedicated RM Girl. I loved that bag beyond measure. I recommended it to everyone. Then, last year, I decided to purchase another Mini-MAB and was horribly disappointed.
The leather wasn’t as buttery soft. The liner was flimsier. And the metal hardware had no weight to it and lacked that satisfying metallic click. I needed an alternative.
I purchased the Selma satchel in red, and I love it. The leather is nice quality, the liner feels substantial enough to last and the hardware doesn’t feel cheap. It has enough internal pockets to keep thins organized and a removable shoulder strap.
The bag comes in lots of great colors from basic black to bold teal, and the patent leather option (in four colors) is on sale for $268. And for you silver lovers, some of the colors come with silver hardware.
The Sutton satchel is another unique choice with a modern shape. It also has exterior pockets for more storage. And don’t mind that silly logo medallion, you can easily remove it. Like the Selma, a few of the colors are on sale at Macy’s.
Lastly, this Reese satchel has outer zippered pockets to keep everything organized. The shape is a great classic for the office, but casual enough for every day. I also love the bright berry color.
I’m glad that I found a mid-price handbag line that is well-made, stylish and available in a variety of colors. It’s the kind of bag that I think I’ll be carrying for years to come.