When it comes to bags this spring, it seems that designers and fashion editors are telling us to keep our hands free. Perfect for hitting up summer music fests, going on shopping trips, or simply going on stylish strolls, the messenger pouch is the way to go. And, to make the most striking spring/summer impact, forgo black for a refreshing shade of gray. This week’s Too Hot Not to Cop pick is Madewell‘s small pouch messenger bag.
Founded in Massachusetts in 1937, Madewell has been serving up quality leather goods and denim pieces to the American public. This particular pebbled leather piece comes in three colorways: gray, light bubblegum pink, and a rosy terra cotta. The bag measures 7″ in height x 8.5″ in length x 1.5″ in depth and comes beautifully lined on the inside. I love the front flap, which features a magnetic closure and asymmetrical zip pocket. Tiny studs at the front and back and silver hardware give the back a rock ‘n’ roll edge. The strap is adjustable and features a silver chain detail.
This bag is perfect for everyday use and is a perfect size to fit the essentials: wallet, smartphone, lipgloss, gum. However, the bag is also delicate enough to pair with all of your evening wear to take to dinner, and just imagine how comfortable, not to mention practical, it would be on the dance floor! Try it with spring’s lighter chambray denim pieces and crop tops for a look that will be too hot to miss.
At just $128 over at ShopBop, this Madewell bag is a near steal compared to other designer pouches.
Buy it HERE.