I love a good monogram. In fact, I’ve worn one around my neck day in and day out for seven years and have several other treasures emblazoned with my initials. Maybe it’s the way the letters swirl into one another in romantic swoops, or just the fact that it identifies me in some way. Regardless, anything that has a spot for a little bit of “LAK” action catches my eye. It lends a classic touch, which brings me to the brand with which I not only share an appreciation for monogram, but also a name: Ralph Lauren.
So, imagine my excitement when I came across the monogram-able Lauren Ralph Lauren Mini Newbury satchel. The red bag caught my eye (because, naturally, it’s the perfect complement to my otherwise black-and-white wardrobe), and I couldn’t wait to make this classic a part of my bag rotation. Worn as a top handle or crossbody, this mini satchel is more versatile than it looks and will hold all of my necessities. A structured bag is something I’ve been after for a while now—and this little Lauren definitely fits the bill. I definitely didn’t resist the urge to have it monogrammed (gold, of course, to match the hardware), so consider this handbag territory marked. –Lauren Kaplan