Since its release several years ago, the Brenda has been beloved by Rihanna, Joan Smalls, Erin Wasson, and countless street-seen divas alike. Dubbed a “modern classic” by Revenge star Ashley Madekwe and the perfect size for daytime necessities, it’s no wonder this youthful staple has become ubiquitous.
A little too ubiquitous. It’s high time the slinky-strapped (caressing it is addictive!) Brenda received an update. It looks like Alexander Wang read my mind – with two exciting makeovers, in fact. Grunge-loving wild children ought to jump on the staple in Purple Haze, a mutated, distressed violet that’s right-on for Fall bags, while I’m seeing the appeal of faded herringbone. The often-stuffy print is just the thing to counter Brenda’s casual, off-day mood.
Printed Herringbone, on Net-a-Porter for $775, and Purple Haze, at Barneys New York for $725.