I cannot say enough how lovely this bag is. I haven’t loved Botkier recently, not since their first year, really, so I didn’t expect to find anything current that really spoke to me. But the moment I saw this one, I knew I needed it. And I don’t normally “go” for black bags, but this one stood out because of the gothic rose coin purse, as well as the mesh and leather twisted leather handles. I also came to realize after I carried each of my bags a different day the month before, that I appreciate bags that have both a shoulder strap AND handles (although I’ve only ever carried this one by the handles).
The leather is incredibly soft and supple and I just love all the cool details, like the gathered front pocket, the narrow panels on the front, and the super-cool details like the twisted leather handles and of course, the rose coin purse. In comparison with my Trigger from many years ago, the bag itself is very light – it must be the leather. I can load it up with all my stuff and it’s very comfortable to carry on my shoulder or by hand. All in all, it’s an incredibly fun and beautiful bag. I’ll carry it more in the Fall/Winter than Spring/Summer, but it will definitely be on heavy rotation for several years.