For those of you losing sleep over my impending fall handbag decision, your long wait is over. I have purchased the Kenneth Cole Motorway Flap Hobo in Ash.
It's a glove leather, so it looks a little worn and not at all shiny. It reads a little 70s saddlebag, but is a completely modern look overall. The color is super clean- there are some muddy grays out there that come across as dull and aging. This is a clear, bright gray, if that even makes sense.
My favorite feature? The two straps- one long one and one short. When I use the short strap, the long one fits right underneath the bag so it's not in the way. When I use the long strap, the shorter one can be tucked under the flap.
I love, love love this bag. Many thanks to those of you who weighed in on my dilemma.