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Classic, Timeless, Versatile

These are the words that come to mind when I see this beautiful bright purple simple boxy crossbody from Mango.

It’s the perfect size, small enough to carry your essentials for the woman on the go, not too big to get in the way or be bulky. The versatility is in the crossbody straps. I was cleaning out my closet the other day and found some bags from the 90’s and all my bags were hobos and shoulder strap types. But then again, I didn’t have kids who require that I have more than two hands free at all times when dealing with them. Plus it was really cute to carry the bag on my shoulder – no matter how heavy! (Back then I carried a lot of stuff, including a huge makeup collection!)

The bag straps are adjustable up to 6 inches so most people can find the perfect length. It is real genuine leather suede and the color saturation is absolutely gorgeous. It was the color that really caught my eye. I really like the simple classic design – no exterior pockets, or garnish, just a simple ring hardware on the front and boxy structure. The inside has one zippered pocket attached to the front of the bag, so you can’t carry more than a very flat wallet or a few loose cards or perhaps a single key.

The exterior is made of all leather, which I love, since leather lasts forever, well, almost. The inside of the flap is made from polyurethane, which is unfortunate. I find that bags made with PU have a lifespan of three to five years at the most before the PU breaks down and cracks leaving tatters. However, I felt that this bag, made mostly of suede including the straps could last a long time (even if the inside gets cracked, it’s on the inside and only you’d know).

This little gem I found in a Mango in Spain. Spain is known for their leather and the price on leather goods in Spain was substantially lower than what you’d find in the US. This bag for example I purchased for 29.99 Euro, while at the US Mango it was a whopping $59.99. Talk about a deal!

Make your ensemble interesting

With the antiqued/distressed silver hardware on this piece, it creates character and subtlety that I really like. Since I dress in very neutral/monochromatic colors, I gravitate towards bags, especially smaller sized bags, that draws the eyes and acts as the accent accessory.

Specifications

Dimensions: W 7.75″ x L 5.75″ x D 1.5″
Materials:Genuine leather – suede exterior, cotton lining, polyurethane interior with silver/antiqued hardware
Strap Length: 25″ drop, adjustable
Other: Magnetic closure

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