The Perforated Satchel Stylishly Answers the Question of What Shoes to Wear With Which Bag: The Perforated Satchel by Poverty Flats by Rian

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Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Satchel

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 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.

Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Satchel

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find the Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Stachel now at DSW stores and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Oh Karen, it’s gorgeous!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Tiffany says:

    Super cute! Finding it later on sale shows it was made to be!!

  3. meredith says:

    I’m really tempted by this bag and also by those white Tom Ford (?) nails I keep spotting in in your posts.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meredith,

      Yup, Tom Ford! It’s Vapor from the new summer collection. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I say go for the bag if you can find it at your nearby DSW. It’s goes with everything.

      What purse are you toting these days?

      • meredith says:

        I’m in the diaper bag situation too and my daily driver is this one I found on Etsy: Otherwise its usually something Vera Bradley. I’m a notorious lover of loud prints:-)

        • Karen says:

          HOW CUTE IS THAT. I love that it’s got sort of a tough girl vibe. I swear I always learn something new from chatting on MBB…who knew there was a wide world out there of diaper bags that could double as awesome totes? I want to take a trip with that bag! What color do you have?

          I bought my BFF a Vera Bradley diaper bag to match her fave purse when she had my “nephew” a while back. ๐Ÿ™‚ Vera has some cute prints!

          • Meredith says:

            I have the grey. Its a workhorse, I love it but sometimes I want to “put a bird on it”.

          • Karen says:

            GURL did you just quote Portlandia? LOL! I love that show. It’s so weird.


            So, I can see what you mean about wanting to jazz it up a little. You could always do something like tie a bright scarf on the handle or put some (bird) pins on the front flap.

  4. Gowthami says:

    it is super gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. stacey says:

    Hi Karen, Too bad you don’t get commission, they only have two left. I think you can sell anything!

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