Love at first sight isn’t something I really believe in. Unless we’re talking about bags.
Conveniently, this is a handbag blog, so that’s all we do here.
I fell hard for this studded bag immediately. From the size to the perceived stability, and from the appropriate amount of studs to the unique shape, the Dante Stud Hobo is a keeper.
In addition to the look, the feel of this hobo bag is great–the vegan leatherette is thick, with a slight texture to it, which facilitates a genuine leather feel.
The bottom of the bag is flat, which makes digging in the elongated shape more manageable. And the single exterior pocket is perfect for keeping your keys from disappearing into the depths of this oversized handbag.
I carried the Dante for several months, through the winter season, and I loved it completely the whole time. The gorgeous charcoal grey was, of course, my color choice, but the black is perfect for a more dramatic, even-punkier look.
The studs, zipper detailing, and overall toughness of the bag inherently gives a distinct vibe, but the streamlined detail pattern, simple strap, and minimalist design keep the punk in check like no mother can.