Madelyn Cline Wore the $298 It Bag I've Wanted Since High School

You know the one that got away? Well, it's back. And we just spotted it on the arm of Madelyn Cline. The actress was photographed en route to the Tag Heuer Carrera event last week in London sporting the truly iconic (it's in the name) Small Sam Icon Spazzolato Leather Shoulder Bag by Kate Spade New York

The brand, which burst onto the accessories scene in the '90s and has been beloved since, was originally known for its sleek, streamlined designs. This shoulder bag in particular was a favorite across the U.S.—even in the Midwest where I grew up. Given the resurgence in early aughts fashion, I must admit I wasn't surprised to see Kate Spade reissue this shoulder bag style, but was I delighted? Absolutely. 

So, if you've been eyeing this particular purse since your high school days, take this as a sign to buy it now. Keep scrolling to shop Cline's iconic Kate Spade purse, plus 13 more black shoulder bags we love. 


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On Madelyn Cline: Kate Spade bag


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On Cline: Tag Heuer watch

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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.