At this point, Alexander Wang is the only designer I own multiple bags of; they just “speak” to me. Donna was my first, then Coco came along, and now, Diego joins the family LOL. I received the Diego bucket bag this afternoon from Satine (in exchange for advertising) and so far I LOVE IT. It’s the same amazing pebbled leather as the Coco Duffel, but with more pockets, and multiple ways to carry it.
Incidentally, this outift is the most comfortable outfit in the ENTIRE WORLD and I want to wear it forever. I ordered the James Perse leggings from Revolve last week when they had their 20% off code, and they are 1,000,000,000% worth the $60 I paid for them. I love that they’re low rise, and they’re the same brushed jersey that I love on my JP turtlenecks. I’m also wearing a Splendid turtleneck, James Perse dress, Bop Basics wool blazer and No6 clogs.
Oh, and if you’re near a Nordstrom Rack you MUST GO NOW. I stumbled upon an entire rack of James Perse and spend an hour trying everything on. I ended up only with the boucle cardigan (can’t find it online right now) for under $100, but the long dress I bought earlier in the season was marked down to about $50, and lots of other pieces that are full price now online and in stores were marked down 50%.
Anyway, more on the bag…I carried it messenger style while I was out today, which was very comfortable. But it is NOT easy to get into. It does have two full size “pouches” in addition to the main storage area, but I’ve yet to figure out which is the best one to put my wallet in. I did have to leave some things out that I usually carry in my Coco duffel (I’ll do an “in my bag” post tomorrow, it’s been a while…), but I was able to get everything I needed in the bag. It holds more than it looks, the problem is getting into the sections that are held closed by the drawstring. I’m sure over time it will get easier to get in and out of as the leather stretches, but overall, it’s really not a big deal. (if my wallet wasn’t so HUGE, it wouldn’t be an issue at all…)
Satine is sold out now, but the Diego bucket bag is available at Shopbop in black, and Alexander Wang in navy suede. Other places have sold it recently, but these bags are selling out like CRAZY. If you’re interested in one, get it now. I highly recommend it.
(edited 2/3 – the Alexander Wang Diego bucket bag just popped up in black at Net-a-Porter)
(edited 2/4 – Zoe has the Alexander Wang black diego bucket in stock NOW, and you can use code “Grechen” for 10% off!!)
(edited 2/11 – Forwardforward has the Alexander Wang diego bag in stock)