Let’s just ignore the fact that this is a $1,300 bag made of faux leather. Let’s ignore it because, well, I genuinely can’t ignore it! Yes, I also thought this relatively simplistic shoulder bag was Dullsville when I first saw it; then Stella had me at the chain-strap. Neon coral and black strips have been braided into your quintessential golden chain for an effect that draws you in without assaulting your retina. And the dashes of metal and hue play peppy counterparts to the ladylike structure of this otherwise unadorned black fold-over. It may not be leather, but I will admit: this has the coy details and self-assured restraint to remind me why Ms. McCartney is one of the most sought-after designers of our time.
On Net-a-Porter for $1,285.
Pair with: Sorry, Stella, but I’m due for some calf-hair! Stuart Weitzman’s leopard-print booties are offbeat in black and stone-white and the hidden platform equals all-day play.
At Bergdorf Goodman for $625.