Rebecca Minkoff Darling Shoulder Bag, Handbag of the Day
We love Ms. Minkoff's use of color, and this shoulder bag is no exception. In black, this would be way less special, but in this eye-catching violet, the bag is youthful and fun. We love the vertical zipper belt that holds it all together with a utilitarian push-lock closure and the pretty, dainty tassels on the sides.
The bag is 14 1/2"H x 17"W x 4"D, large enough for books or portfolios, whichever you have. It would certainly brighten our lunch hour to pull a bag like this out from under our desks. A shock of purple can be like a secret weapon against a doldrum-ridden mood.
The Rebecca Minkoff Darling Shoulder Bag is available from Neiman Marcus for $495.