This is one of those special few designs that actually functions as advertised – as a backpack that converts into a handbag. Essentially, the shape is a bucket, so why not also use the Cynnie Sling as that? It’s the trend of the moment, and will continue to be chic, even once Mansur Gavriel’s supply is able to keep up with demand. Since the top handle is removable, you can carry this as backpack without worry of a pesky extra strap flying around. Here’s the only issue – the backpack straps aren’t removable, making it a tad cumbersome as a top handle. This is still doable, though, so as long as you don’t mind, it’s not an issue at all! I just wish they wouldn’t have overlooked that. The bag was so close to perfect…Elizabeth and James Cynnie Sling backpack available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $585.