Alexis Hudson channels the glamour of the 1950s with this elegant Maddie shoulder bag.
I can just imagine the secretaries in Mad Men carrying this darling mini purse to the office, and then to the bar for after work cocktails. That gunmetal leather is glamorous but not as glitzy as a silver or platinum. It's such an elegant and versatile choice, and really the pick of the Maddies.
In my opinion Alexis Hudson has tried too hard to liven up its black version. It's covered in sequins, which seem to fight for attention with the large turn-lock closure. This clasp with its faceted finish really deserves to be the focus, and in the black bag it gets a bit lost. We also lose the beauty of the leather as it's all covered up. A synthetic would have done the job just as well, and for a fraction of the price.
The shoulder strap is another inspired design decision. The soft leather center is complemented by several golden chains, all with different sized links and thicknesses. It could have appeared confused, but by keeping the threads delicate Alexis Hudson has pulled off a strap that's as stunning as it is sensible.
The Maddie's called a mini, so you shouldn't expect a lot of storage space. However with some careful packing I think you could fit everything you really need to inside. It's a little light on pockets, but it shouldn't take much to keep such a petite space organized.
You might find something cheaper in a thrift store, but I think the Maddie still represents good value at $325.
More Features of This Alexis Hudson Turn-Lock Shoulder Bag
- Twill lined interior
- A chain shoulder strap with an 11 inch drop
- Measures 7.25 x 8 x 2 inches
- Made in China
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