Fendi Small Bucket Bag, Handbag of the Day
You can tell when fall is approaching, from a fashion perspective, because the bags get a little darker and a little more earthy. There are more browns and blacks and fewer bold colors. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Sometimes, a bag can get a little too earthy. This Fendi Small Bucket Bag, for example, is made of a lovely textured leather, with contrasting chocolate trim and bronze accent studs. The lining is fabric and it has a drawstring closure. It measures only 8" high (not counting the 5" drop from the strap) and 7" in diameter. The problem is that the muted, fawn color of the leather makes the bag look a little bit too much like a bucket - almost as though it's been drawn from a country well. Don't get me wrong: I still love the bag. I would just love to see it in all chocolate or maybe a cream color a little more. Price: $1,130.
The large version of this bag comes in black and gold.