The Barbarella must be a gold mine for Carlos Falchi – I see women everywhere wearing it! Above Rihanna sports the tote in metallic silver. The bag comes in a variety of faux snakeskin colors (patent microfiber), and it’s priced at $185 for the small (14″ X 13″) and $220 for the medium (17″ X 16″). It’s lined, has a removable interior zipper pouch, and it’s a bit hard to make-out in the photo, but the top is finished with a scalloped trim. The metallic could border on tacky depending on the outfit you’re wearing this with, but it works against a neutral look like Rihanna’s. I’ve seen it at Bloomingdale’s in an off-white shade which strikes me as a way nicer option (something about that metallic silver color strikes me as very Bebe-esque…never a good thing!). The only other major downfall with the Barbarella is that it’s super thin, so if you’re thinking of getting it to use as a grocery shopper or need a bag that could hold something like a laptop, you’re out of luck.
I don’t love this bag, however if you’re a fan of Falchi’s real skin bags, but can’t afford them, this strikes me as a viable solution. What do you think about the Barbarella?