Thursday, March 22, 2012
Twitter, perhaps you recently noticed me enthusiastically tweeting about a certain handbag designer and her exclusive new collaboration. That designer is Rebecca Minkoff, a Cheryl Shops favorite, and, actually, a designer of clothes, shoes, and so much more. She created an exclusive bag for mark., a division of Avon that is perhaps best known for fun, affordable makeup but is also a great source for equally fun and affordable jewelry and accessories. The two came together and produced this beauty of a handbag, the Delight, which, if you ask me, is a pretty accurate assessment. Big enough for day, the Delight has a bunch of pockets inside for your cell phone and other assorted trinkets; I can attest that your iPad will fit inside as well. The long chain strap allows you to wear it as a crossbody style, but you can also tuck the strap inside (or remove it via side buckles) and use it as an oversize clutch. What makes the bag really cool are all of the Minkoff-signature hardware details—the rocker-y pyramid studs on the outside, the buckles, and the aforementioned chain strap. But perhaps the best part is the price: At $60, it's just a fraction of what one of Minkoff's bags usually cost. (Yes, it's pleather, but it's good-quality pleather.) My only quibble: I wish she had designed more bags for mark., because I would have bought them all! The bag is available now, while supplies last, at meetmark.com, or from your local Avon representative.