My First Rebecca Minkoff Handbag! Let's Show Some Love for the MINI M.A.C. SHOULDER BAG in Red!

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Today is the best mail day of 2012... possibly the best mail day ever. UPS dropped off a much anticipated little gem at my door... my very first Rebecca Minkoff Handbag!

I've been well aware of the fact that I needed a Rebecca Minkoff bag since I saw the Love at First Sight Hobo on Keiko Lynn (who has the Rebecca Minkoff bag collection of my dreams).

On a recent trip to Nordstrom, I laid eyes on it. The Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Shoulder Bag in RED. Yes, red. You don't even know how long I've been looking for the perfect red bag. It's been at least a few years... red bags have come and gone, but have never been quite right. At Nordstrom, I dug through the bag, wore it, checked myself in the mirror so much people must have thought I was the queen of all narcissists... but then walked away. I know. I loved it, I knew I loved it... but my camera just broke, we had just bought a new one... dangit I needed to be good.

So, I came home... and spent the rest of the day looking up the bag online. It was actually pretty sad. I left the browser window open so I could look randomly. It's called handbag torture, and they practice it in all 50 states.

Of course, I ordered it. How could I not?

What Nordstrom.com has to say about the Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Shoulder Bag:

An oversized clip-lock boldly details the front flap closure of a glazed-leather shoulder bag.

  • Top zip closure.
  • Optional chain strap.
  • Exterior zip pocket under flap.
  • Protective metal feet.
  • Leather Dimensions: 9 1/2“W x 6 1/2“H x 2“D. (Measures small.) Crossbody strap drop: 22 1/2". .

(hello, darling)

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The exterior is a beautiful, rich tomato red leather with silver hardware and long tassels. The perfect POP of color! The strap length is perfect. It's long enough that it's a cross body, but not so long that it's bouncing off of your derriere. The strap is also removable, turning this cross-body bag into a clutch.

When you lift the front flap up, there is a smaller zippered pocket.

The main interior of the bag is extremely roomy (don't let the MINI in the bag name fool you!) and also lined with a blue base and black polka dotted fabric (the dust bag included is also made of the same fabric.

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Here is a funny for you.. just to prove what a ditz I am.. One of the interior cards has a phone number on it and says "call me" ROTFL... I totally thought... omg how did someones business card get in here with their phone number on it! Doh....

The upside to ordering a bag offline rather than picking it up in the department store? You get one that is TRULY brand new. Not one that tons of people have touched or tried on. Everything comes wrapped up (and well) so there are no prints or dings on the hardware.

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From what I can tell, this bag is only available (in Red) at Nordstrom.com and rebeccaminkoff.com. Both sites offer free shipping and returns, and a retail price of $195.00. Get to shopping.

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My name is Brooke, and this is my first Rebecca Minkoff bag. Start a support group, because it won't be my last.

What bag will be next, you ask? I'm thinking it'll be the Cupid Satchel in Black, since for some reason I don't have a large black handbag?! What the what?!

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