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Nina Ricci Vision Shoulder Bag: A Vision of Love

If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of fur bags. If you really know me, then you know I’m full of contradictions, too. Enter the Nina Ricci Vision shoulder bag: it is simple, gorgeous, and the ideal small scale for a completely fur carryall. Most importantly, it’s as sleek and flat as a fur bag can be, so it’s not ridiculously fluffy (which is why most furry satchels look so absurd). Nina Ricci has done mink right by designing it just like their lovely silk pouchette with irregular tiers for streamlined texture. A knotted leather strap, touch of grosgrain ribbon, and turn-lock closure keep it grounded. And I’m even willing to bet this fur is not wasteful; I’m sure it’s up-cycled (a euphemism for “made from scraps”) because the price is not outrageous for luxurious gray mink. The perfect intersection of design and pragmatism. If you love the lavishness of fur for everything you wear – but don’t aim to look like your toting your kid’s most beloved stuffed animal or the family bunny rabbit around town – this is your ticket to everyday luxury. At Barneys New York for $3,590.

Pair with: Creamy pale gray and lush cherry red is an eye-popping combination. Meadham Kirchhoff’s Dolly coat, a feminine double-breasted off-the-runway look, is made of fine Linton Tweed, for an old-world feel. On Net-a-Porter for $2,440.



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