Sometimes a play on words can be funny, while other times a play on words can be downright corny. Either way, people will generally get a kick out of it. So when I saw the Kate Spade Park Avenue Beau Bag, I found myself smirking just a teensy bit. A beau is someone dear to your heart, like a boyfriend. For some bagistas, a handbag might be identified as the love of their life so the word “beau” seems fitting. But this bag also has a bow, as in a bow tie, on the front making this lovely piece a play on words. However, whether or not this was intentional remains unclear. Nevertheless, this handbag is quite unique and would make a wonderful addition to any bagista’s collection.
I love the overall shape of this piece. It looks to be somewhat inspired, but the shape is also a classic one. I love the clean lines and structured feel. You really can’t go wrong with this look. It is super sophisticated, yet surprisingly versatile. This becomes more apparent when you compare the different colors available. This handbag comes in solid black and solid white, which are sweet and simple. What really has my attention though are the colorblock versions. The black and white combo has an upbeat art deco look. The cream and white, on the other hand, has a softer feel and would be perfect for the spring and summer months. If you love this handbag, it might even be worth getting more than one so you can switch them out to match the occasion or even your mood!