According to Shopbop, the Rebecca Minkoff Ascher Bag offers a unique blend of surrealist flair and punk personality. I spent some time thinking about it and I don’t think I could describe this piece in any other way. The bright crimson leather sprinkled with a mix of metal studs and eye-shaped buttons is just the thing to put a spring in your step. Seriously! This handbag is so playful and cheery, it can cure just about any boring handbag rut.
But hold on a second. Something is bothering me. Those eyes are strangely familiar. And if you think back to 2003, they might seem familiar to you as well! Yep, it was just over 10 years ago when Louis Vuitton released the Murakami collection affectionately known as the Eye Series. With styles named Eye Love You and Eye Need You, how could anyone resist? Other current examples would be Pierre Hardy and Yazbukey.
The Rebecca Minkoff Ascher Bag is different though. I wouldn’t call it a copycat. Far from it! The eye-shaped buttons are completely different from the Louis Vuitton print. It just has this attitude about it that perfectly compliments the fact that it is a cross body bag too. And, hey, the price tag isn’t bad either.
Available here at ShopBop!