They say it's not easy being green, but this Claire Mini Satchel from Cole Haan makes it look effortless!
Seriously this color has sucked me in. It's poppy and youthful without being juvenile, a fresh shade sure to stand out in a sea of black, brown, and beige. I've never really been a fan of green, but this vivid springtime hue might just force me to reconsider my stance.
If the design was more innovative such a bright color may have been too much, but Cole Haan has taken a more traditional path. The classic flap design with its metal clasp reminds me of a Mulberry satchel in the best possible way.
I appreciate the leather trim around the pockets which should help them survive some heavy duty use. The twill lining is also durable, although in such a pale fabric it may show stains. My biggest hesitation is the lack of metal feet though. I admire that green leather so much, I don't want to see it getting scuffed or scraped. Be careful where you sit it down or the Claire will show signs of wear and tear before its time.
The short shoulder straps are another of the Claire's downfalls. They give the satchel that appealing retro style, but they also make it a bit awkward to carry.
At $348 though I think the Claire is worth the effort. If you're worried about getting the use from such an unusual shade, consider it in more traditional black and woodbury brown tones.
More Features of This Cole Haan Leather Mini Satchel
- Twill lined interior
- Dual handles with a 4 inch drop
- Measures 9.75 x 12.5 x 4.75 inches
- Made in China
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