Lockheart Zip It Alana Hobo, Handbag of the Day
This purse follows not only the boxy, sturdy shape trend, the metallic trend, and the gathered leather trend, but it even has a rosette that doesn't appear too overly "springy." The secret to this mastery of style is balance -- the metallic hue and zipper trim keep the rosette looking utilitarian, and the sturdiness of the shape make the gathered leather appear natural and even graceful.
This modest,13½"W X 7"H X 5½"D hobo is adorned with a "twisted and knotted" shoulder strap, making it an easy purse to carry on a busy day -- but clearly this is a purse worthy of an cocktail dress or even a dance floor.
The Lockheart Zip It Alana Hobo is available from Saks Fifth Avenue for $540.