Kate Spade (left), Rebecca Minkoff (right)
The messenger, a rather utilitarian design, has gone through a ladylike transformation this season. It's become a cute and practical option for evening with it's updated chain link straps. If the cumbersome clutch has got you aggravated, we're thinking this is the perfect alternative.
Several iterations are available from the usual handbag gurus, Marc Jacobs and Rebecca Minkoff, to smaller lines like New York based, Foxcrow. While evening bags can often feel like a thing of the past, the pragmatic crossbody style makes the whole idea relevant again. We don't usually fancy ourselves fans of "cute," we can't really help but mention how darn adorable these bags are.
Rebecca Minkoff Triple Chain Clutch $355.00
Foxcrow Mini Chain Strap Messenger (call for pricing)