Barring the very forward G collection (which seems to have disappeared altogether) Cole Haan is one company that can always be counted on for well made, classic yet stylish handbags.
A great example is the simple medium hobo from their Village collection.
So simple, it could be boring, but Cole Haan punches it up by offering the bag in Summertime brights like this delicious orange...a color not to be underestimated or overlooked where accessories are concerned. Orange adds a nice pop without stealing the show.
The bag has an adjustable drop with a wider sleeve for added comfort and sits tucked under your arm thanks to a pliable body. Subtle seaming gives some interest to the bag, but is still very basic. The bag, which is large enough to hold a laptop, closes with a magnetic snap. Inside it's lined with an assortment of pockets and slots.
This is the sort of bag that will remain sharp looking for years to come, and thanks to it's simplicity looks far more expensive than the $375 it costs.
The Village Medium Hobo is available from Cole Haan.