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A Bag So Phenomenal It Needs Its Own Post

I saw this bag, and I fainted.  When Kyle revived me, I knew I had to post this bag solo because it deserves a moment in the sun.  It’s a bit on the casual side, but for travel or weekend, it’s the thing.

This Draper James saddle bag has a lovely round shape, chic details, and a sporty style.  The wider strap and locked flap make this a great crossbody for travel.  And I am smitten with the sumptuous deep burgundy color.  (It also comes in navy.)

The price is a bit under-$200, so it’s not as affordable as I would like.  But I ordered it to check the quality, and it feels very substantial.  The hardware feels nice and heavy.   The leather is a  good thickness and has a wonderful feel.

The size is big enough for a wallet, cell phone, chapstick and few small items.   This isn’t a work bag unless you travel light for work.  But it’s a fantastic  bag for giving casual weekend looks some life.

Out of your price range?  This TMRW bag from Nordstrom Rack is under-$125.  Target has an inexpensive burgundy flap crossbody that is similar, but the hardware is black giving it a moodier feel.

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    6 comments

  1. Eleni says:

    Love this bag! And the Target find too!

    October 30, 2019/Reply
  2. bag Problems says:

    Big fan of this, but also of the Lo&Sons Pearl. https://www.loandsons.com/products/pearl-saffiano-leather-plum-gold-grey I currently have the L&S Pearl in the Pacific Blue Saffiano Leather — it’s the perfect size, and fits SO MUCH, plus doesn’t show through the leather if you have it stuffed a little too much. It also is extremely durable. Bought it on a Black Friday sale, and love it. Debating now adding a new Pearl in the Plum Exterior or this Draper James you’ve recommended.
    Price wise, the L&S Pearl outside of the sale price is $248, so not as affordable as the Draper James. But so far quality wise, it has held up.

    October 31, 2019/Reply
  3. e says:

    Love the color. I feel like bags of this size always have the removable strap (like this one does) and I think I’m in the minority here but I hate it! To me, it always makes the bag look cheaper than it is.

    October 31, 2019/Reply
  4. Anne says:

    Small edit – “its” instead of “it’s” in the title, because it is possessive.

    November 4, 2019/Reply