Miu Miu Mini Coffer Shearling Bag: Fluff With the Right Stuff

Who says our bags can’t be friendly and snuggly? Usually, I’m not a huge fan of fuzzy-fur bags that are extravagantly tactile, unless the shearling is cropped short and neat. But Miu Miu’s fluffy blush and cream Coffer bag reminds me of my puppy and I have a strong urge to cuddle it.

Now blending the notion of cute pets and designer bags wouldn’t normally make for a chic combination, so why is this shaggy satchel a success? Because Miu Miu has the good sense to keep it playful. At a petite and super-cute 10”-wide, this flashes just enough shearling to keep its sense of humor. Archetypal Miuccia details like a braided, stitch-trimmed top-handle and bold gold hardware, plus an optional shoulder strap for more casual cross-body action, punctuate all that volume; panels of mauve suede act as the foundation and ground the furry shearling. The details save the day – there is nothing worse than a giant Sesame Street character-turned-bag that takes itself too seriously and costs five figures. Carry this winter pick-me-up when you’re feeling equally frisky, and nestle up to it when you sit it down next to you. On Net-a-Porter for $1,350.

Pair with: Keep the rest of your look sharp and spunky. A pleated tweed skirt by Theory is a wardrobe classic; this gray-and-black box-pleat makes for a streamlined mini that will welcome a cuddly carryall. At Bergdorf Goodman for $235.

8 Comments

  1. Sandra Rowley
    October 28, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    I have the urge to take this to the beauty salon, shave off all of the fur and hope there is a nice bag underneath. I guess it would be useful if you have the need to keep your makeup/cell phone/sunglasses warm.

  2. Bobbi
    October 28, 2011 / 4:02 pm

    My darling MIL just made one of my sons an abominable snowman Halloween costume out of remarkably similar fake fur.

    Not even the leather saves this from Muppett-ville.

  3. Wendi
    October 28, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    haha cute puppy as bag idea

  4. October 29, 2011 / 2:21 am

    The bag with furs look very warm-very suitable for winter carrying!

  5. christi
    October 29, 2011 / 3:00 am

    love it for a throw pillow, too. hehe

  6. g
    October 31, 2011 / 2:50 am

    I think in this case, the fur works.

  7. October 31, 2011 / 5:44 am

    I love this handbag but I’d wear it with its shoulder strap like a messenger bag. Miu miu is a wonderful designer, she creates some beautiful pieces, especially her evening dresses and jewelry.

  8. spaul santiago
    November 1, 2011 / 11:14 pm

    Wow. The fur make sense. I like the concept and design.

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