We are loving this new arrival, the Lucky Brand Patch Abbey Road:
It’s a crossbody bag slash handbag slash shoulder bag. How great are those options?
Lucky Brand came out with the first edition of this bag sometime 2009 (see our review of the first version here). It looks like it was a big hit because just less than a year later, they launched a new design of the Abbey Road bag. Check out the first version, the Abbey Road, compared with the newer Patch Abbey Road:
2009 Abbey Road on the left, 2010 Patch Abbey Road on the right
The earlier version is decidedly more masculine, with its boxier shape and more somber colors. But even though the newer one is made more feminine with the hearts, flowers, and dove patches, all the great elements of the original are still there: the soft rugged leather, the gorgeous topstitching, and the detachable long straps that allow you to carry it 3 different ways.
The Lucky Brand Patch Abbey Road carried as a handbag and a crossbody bag
Carrying it over your shoulder with the top part folded over shows off the bag’s amazing stitch and patch detail (which also extends to the back), but look how roomy it is when carried as a handbag. You could fit a few days’ worth of groceries in there!
It would make a really stylish grocery bag but a really expensive one too: the Lucky Brand Patch Abbey Road retails for $199.00. Waiting a few weeks for it to go on sale might be a good idea, but if you want to be ahead of the trend curve, you have to pay the (full) price. Sometimes, it’s worth it.