Forever 21's must-have of the week is a deliciously oversized woven handbag, the sight of which instantly brought to mind a scrumptious bag I had seen by Cole Haan. I have not had the pleasure of owning anything by Cole Haan, a designer whose name conjures images of classic design, quality and luxury. Ya know, something my mom might carry. But really, I gotta hand it to them with this whole woven line of bags which I've seen advertised all over the place. They really caught my eye with their great texture and slight slouch, which makes them a little less rigid than some of their usual styles. Maybe it's the economy, or the changing of the seasons, but something keeps drawing me to quality and modern classics. Something less fleeting, less disposable, and rather, something that will last. But as poetic as that sounds, is a purse worth $600? If your answer, like mine, is "no," consider Forever 21's version, available in either brown or black faux leather for $29.80.
Left: Cole Haan Woven Denney Bag at NeimanMarcus.com, $595
Right: Campion Oversized Handbag at Forever21.com, $29.80