A Pretty Navy Bag That Looks Expensive But Isn’t

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My obsession with navy bags is well documented, as the color matches perfectly with my predominantly black, white, and gray wardrobe. It can hold up to all of my clumsy moments (I have my fair share of coffee spills), plus the deep-blue hue instantly looks more luxurious regardless of its actual price. When I came across this Reiss purse with its mix of croc-embossed leather, gold hardware, and lack of visible branding, it was an instant hit. A long strap tucks in to form a chic day clutch, and when I tire of clamping it under my arm, it also looks great slung over the shoulder. A twenty-inch drop means it will fit over my coats, and the interior has just enough room for my Kindle, wallet, and a tube of lipstick — all the better for downsizing this winter.

Reiss Liza embossed croc shoulder bag, $285 at Reiss