As you can imagine, I am pretty particular about the bags I buy so it is rare that I see a bag that I lurch towards in absolute must lust. This is such a hot bag, and not just because it is red. Everything about it excites me, in fact, I made sure I ordered this before doing anything else to make sure I get mine mine mine!!! This is snakeskin and can you believe the price is only $1300!!??!? Henry Beguelin bags are handmade, the quality is infallible so I am totally shocked by the price, it is truly the best value I have seen in a long time! And what did I say about red? It is THE color for the foreseeable future. I know it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow but who the heck would buy red and pink bags just to coordinate with a made up holiday? I’m telling you, red is here to stay. There are the signature pull through closure in contrasting black leather and the white stitching, but the shape of the bag is a bit of a departure for the normally loose unstructured styles of Henry Baguelin. But I love that about this bag because it is snakeskin so it requires a bit more sophistication. I don’t mean that this is a totally serious bag, that would not be me, the white stitching tones down the formality but an overall classic look is maintained by the boxy shape. Of course there is still the whimsical and adorable stitched stick figure that marks it as a Henry Baguelin. I would not want one of their bags without it! The distressed black leather trim makes this apple red totally wearable for everyday. And that’s what I plan on doing when I get the bag, wear it every single day. Until I get my next new bag that is =) At Neiman Marcus for $1300.