Named after one of Chicago’s “most in-the-know neighborhoods,” Kate Spade NY’s Wicker Park Sherri really is as enchanting as the place it was inspired from. For us however, there was only one thing that surprisingly came to mind the second our eyes laid on this handbag—the beach! Although there’s an irony in associating those two things together, we don’t think it matters when you question a bag that’s as adorable as this rope-and-wicker handbag.
This impressive bag arrives in other shades, but we’re particularly fixated on this color combination, which seemingly mimics the collision between the azure blue water and the fine warm sand we often witness at the beach. We also adore its spherical construction that evokes the easy sensibilities of summer accessorizing.
Although it has an authentically rustic aesthetic, we love the finer details that kept it from looking too beach-appropriate, too relaxed for chicer outings. One of which is the turn lock closure—embossed with the label’s name—in 14-karat light gold plated hardware. Kate Spade NY did right in keeping the bag moderate in size as well because had they made it bigger than what it is, it would’ve looked more like a beach bag than a simple-but-chic handbag.
Inside, the bag opens to a reveal a relatively spacious compartment fit for carrying small everyday essentials, which hints at its greater appropriateness for daytime dates. While we probably won’t see this bag being carried by stylish woman at the beach, we think there’s a bigger chance of spotting this bag at a chic corner café—on the arms of a fashionable woman all dressed up for the summer season. This sprightly and refreshing Kate Spade NY bag retails for $378 and is available at the brand’s website.
Images from Kate Spade NY