I wasn't inspired by the bags on offer on shopbop nor theOutnet, so I went to etsy for something outside of the usual brands.
This bag from Opelle, a seller in Toronto, Canada looks promising.
I like the clean lines and the tassle is fun, and it is slightly smaller than the MBMJ bag which is a plus for me. It also has a detachable cross shoulder strap for versatility. The price is reasonable too ($US178 + $US18 delivery).
The two things stopping me from placing an order right now are:
- The type of leather. It looks a bit rigid in the photo above and I like soft leather. It may be dependent on the colour though as the same bag in another colour looks softer.
The seller can make to order and there is a choice of 14 colours.
The plum is the only bright colour I'm considering, but I think this bag may suit a more neutral tone, maybe the taupe or the buff? And the camel is meant to the the black ...
I think I will convo with the seller, maybe request for a swatch. In the meantime, what do you think?
P.S. The ASOS order arrived yesterday and Mr Curious received his etsy ties 2 weeks ago ... will blog about them soon.
P.P.S. When I was deciding the colour for the etsy bag, I went back to shopbop and they have the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag that I wanted in stock (one only, I'm guessing return stock), after some deliberations I decided to make the purchase and it is on schedule to arrange next Monday. Yay!