An insatiable appetite for “just one more purse.” I HAZ IT!
And rather than reeling myself in, controlling my hunger and mining my closet for classics like the quilted Kate Spade bag that rarely left my side during the summer of 2010, I find new reasons to adopt new bags, like “If the universe were really against my getting another purse, it would not have filled DSW with so many cute ones.”
At least, that’s what I told myself when I spotted the Perforated Satchel, a product of Poverty Flats by Rian.
The first time I saw it was at nordstrom.com a while back, but it was $80 at the time and sold out.
Each time I checked back, it was sold out, so I figured it wasn’t meant to be…
Then, when I spotted it at DSW for $49.95 two weeks ago, I jumped! I couldn’t say no to the black, tan and cream blocked design, which I thought would go with almost everything.
Now I have all this extra time on my hands (okay, it’s only about 2 extra minutes) that I’m not spending wondering which bag to wear with what shoes, since this lightweight, faux-leather zip-top satchel easily dresses up or down.
I can slip it on if I’m going casual with my tan platform wedges on the weekend, or going dressier with black strappy sandals for a nice dinner.
And because it’s sized just right for my needs (12″ X 6″ X 9″ with rolled handles and a 4 1/2″ drop), I don’t feel like I’m being swallowed up by my handbag.
I mean, I’m all for kitchen sink purses (better for sneaking in makeup purchases past El Hub, mwahahaha!!), but when they’re half my weight and size, hauling ’em around becomes a chore.
This bag is roomy and holds a ton of stuff, yet it doesn’t turn me into a walking purse with two legs.
Few more items of note… It has three interior pockets for phones, keys and cat treats, and an adjustable, clip-on shoulder strap to turn it into a cross-body bag.
The strap was missing from mine, which I didn’t realize until I brought the bag home and cut off all the tags, so definitely make sure that the bag includes this if you do end up buying it.
Great for: Anyone looking for a nice accessory to spruce of their summer wardrobe, purse enthusiasts, gals who pet assist for felines with black/tan/brown fur (because it’s color coordinating). This is one of those purses that looks like it should be more expensive. Luckily, at DSW, it’s not.
You can find the Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Stachel now at DSW stores and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,