As much I wanted to go for an exact replica of Kate Middleton’s Polène choice, I’m a mom, which means I have to carry more in my purse than my keys, phone and cash. The larger size, called the Numéro Sept, actually fits quite a lot: I’ve loaded my wallet, phone, keys, a small journal, hand sanitizer, lipstick and a carefully packaged snack (dear god, what if it spilled?) for my son and still had space left over.
Still, in either size, there’s so much to love about this bag: I chose the textured finish (in midnight blue), though it comes in a smoother leather, too—and multiple colors—just like Roberta’s smaller size. (For the record, it’s remained scratch-free after weeks of use.) The color is stunning and I get non-stop compliments on it.
I mostly carry the bag for work events or nights out with friends, but—back to my mom role—it is as functional as it is fashionable. The shoulder strap is thick and sturdy. I love that it gives me the ability to wear it as a cross-body, too. I also love the uniqueness of the circular clasp. The detail adds an elegant touch, but ensures that I take the time to close the bag properly. (It’s not that it would spill, but I’m the kind of person who likes to know that my personal items are securely sealed inside vs. on the cusp of spilling out.)