When I have written about Halston bags in the past, they have typically consisted of soft and unstructured styles. They were simple and almost completely void of decoration. They are in every way, an echo of what Halston is more famously known for — simple drape dresses. So when I came across the Halston Allen Medium Satchel, I found myself a bit confused. Yes, the bag is soft and unstructured. But this bag has what many other Halston bags do not — studs.
The Halston Allen Medium Satchel is more of a hobo than a satchel. The sides of the bag are made of pebbled leather, while the front and back are composed of super soft suede. Small, flat studs create a pattern that sort of reminds me of a starry night sky. However, it’s hard to tell exactly what look they were going for with this bag. Personally, I don’t hate this bag. But the pebbled leather/suede combo seems to be really throwing me off here. If I had it my way, this bag would be entirely suede. I do like the studs, however. I think they are pretty darn cute! How does everyone else feel about this bag?
The Halston Allen Medium Satchel is available in Black and it measures 14″ x 9″ x 9″. It retails for $2,195. Find it at NET-A-PORTER.COM, where you can also find the Halston Scarf Mini Dress and YSL Tribute Platform Sandals pictured on the model above.
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