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Salvatore Ferragamo Salvatore Leather Bowling Bag: Boom Box

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Some things are great in theory and not so great in actuality. Salvatore Ferragamo’s Salvatore bag is one of those things. Conceptually, it’s intriguing, with cutout handles, a pocket-topped panel, and offbeat structure. But I can’t say I love this bag. It’s a bit too boxy for comfortable carrying and those handles are more clunky than cool. Coming in at a pretty hefty size (it’s 9” long and over 14” wide), it verges on entering weekender-duffel territory, though the lack of a shoulder-strap option forbids serious packing.

That’s not to say it necessarily deserves to be snubbed. I love any degree of innovation, and if all you care about is looking unique, while enjoying a duo of convenient, zippered pockets at your fingertips, then this chunky riff on the bowling bag is for you. I myself appreciate its modern design, which is certainly noteworthy – even if that note is not completely on key. Salvatore Ferragamo Salvatore bag on MATCHESFASHION.com for $3,478.

Wear with: Put the “mod” in modern with Laurence Dacade’s Silas boots. Dark tan suede that sits just over the knee brings sensuality to everyday dressing, no matter how boxy your bag. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,160.

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