I’ve been a fan of Hayden-Harnett since they started out, in fact I was one of the first owners of a Havana Hobo and was honored to do a review! They’ve come a LONG way since springing onto the scene, and their bags have only gotten better.
I had been itching for a gray leather bag all Summer becuase I just KNEW I would need one for Fall/Winter, and it was frankly a toss-up between this one and the Rebecca Minkoff morning after bag in Gray. Ultimately, of course, the Hayden-Harnett won out because while I love handle bags, I prefer that they also have a shoulder strap, and the Morning After didn’t. I also knew that I loved the Havana Hobo, having already owned one, and I found the HH leather to be sooo yummy…
The only sad thing about this bag is that I wear a lot of gray in the Fall/Winter (all of my Mike & Chris jackets are basically gray) so I won’t be able to wear the bag with any of those pieces (I don’t like to match), but I have enough black and other colors that it will get plenty of wear…believe me. I’ve already worn it several times and am really thrilled with how practical it is. It’s a little smaller than most of my other bags, but it sill fits everything I need; only when I add a sweater inside the bag, it’s a little snug. There are tons of pockets inside and out for holding the little stuff. I love that there are three open pockets inside the bag that fit my phone, ipod and camera PERFECTLY. The lining is not as luxurious as in previous years – it’s a little more plastic-y – but it seems very easy to clean, and lining isn’t something I really focus on, so it’s not a big deal.
Bottom line: I LOVE it.