H&M snakeskin clutch that doubled as a crossbody bag. Space was extremely limited, but the cheap price won me over. I've actually gotten a decent amount of uses from the clutch, but am now happy for an upgrade. Although the Borough I chose isn't a solid brown color, there is enough in the color scheme (the colorblocking was actually the first thing I fell in love with). So that, along with the mini size, was what convinced me that this bag will work well for casual days.
Coach named this bag after NYC's five boroughs, and the number is also reflected in the five interior compartments (two opened sandwiched between three zippered) of the larger size. In the mini [photo below] the number was reduced to three zippered compartments only. Thank goodness because multiple space dividers just limit the amount (and size) of items that one can place inside.
pebbled (low maintenance), polished calfskin (looks quite luxurious), boarskin, etc. But for this exact bag, this is it.
9.75" length / 6.5" height / 2.75" width / 3.5-4" handle drop / 23" long strap drop
The colorblock Borough bag comes in two sizes: the mini and the regular. I actually had a hard time deciding between the two initially, before I took a hard look at my lifestyle and the bags I already own. I did have the chance to see and compare both sizes in person, but I forgot to take photos. Sorry :( However, here is a comparison photo of the two on a Coach model.
Practicality: Except for my camera, everything else I normally carry on an everyday basis fit easily in the mini with room to spare [photo below]. I'm used to the miniscule space of Chanel WOCs, so the mini feels quite roomy. If you're used to more space and/or prefer to wear your bag a variety of ways, the regular size would be the more practical choice.
Where to buy:
Retail price is $598 for the regular size and $378 for the mini.
Online: Coach [mini, regular] / Bloomingdale's [regular - 20% off w/code FF14 through 4/6] / Dillard's [mini] / Lord & Taylor [mini, regular] / Macy's [mini, regular]
Coach has been excluding the Borough line from their PCE coupons (usually 20-30% off I believe), but according to the TPF ladies, it looks like the restriction was recently lifted. So it may be worth waiting for a steeper discount than the current Bloomie's F&F 20% event.
For other colors/styles from the Borough line:
Lastly, I'll leave you with better (non-iPod, non-dirty mirror) modeling photos of the bag.
top: Old Navy "live laugh love" graphic tee (sold here)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold at Nordstrom / Zappos / Revolve Clothing)
bag: Coach mini Borough bag in retro colorblock (sold here)
shoes: Mossimo ballet flats (similar; similar)