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Reed Krakoff Standard Hobo II Nappa Leather Shoulder Bag: Reed’s Winning Streak

Reed Krakoff Hobo Bag

Even though I’ve been ogling a lot of his bags lately, sometimes I forget that in addition to heading his own label, Reed Krakoff is also the Executive Creative Officer of Coach. That is, until I spot a carryall like this one. With a vintage feel – think of the cool, tomboy-sophisticate slouch of the late ‘70s – the Standard Hobo II suggests the ease of early Coach. But who needs Coach when you have real Reed?

The details amp it up, from the contrasting cream luggage tag to the detachable shoulder-strap option. Best of all, when you look closely, you’ll see the way the gold hardware (like the cute toggle and smart belt-like strap) attaches is intriguing and unexpected. Such touches elevate this from old standard into superior staple, which is just what your day requires. On Net-a-Porter for $1,090.

Pair with: Basic trench? I don’t think so. Rebecca Minkoff’s Kiefer coat combines crisp, white fishnetting and quilted leather sleeves for a fully modern interpretation. On Shopbop for $698.



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