When Giuseppe Zanotti gets a bag right, he really gets it right (and because I love this bag, I won’t talk about what happens when he doesn’t). This small leather number takes what I love about Zanotti’s fantastically glamorous shoes and sets it in bag form.
Fun, wearable, evening-appropriate yet youthfully casual: this is when Marc by Marc Jacobs shines. And when you should turn down the thousand-dollar bag for a cute design that’s half the price. That is, if you’re the right age (read: not mine) and your personal style is youthful enough to match. Otherwise, a bag like this is bound to look a little silly.
From crocodile to python, exotics tend to lead you to intimidating terrain, and at times, feel rather mature (for lack of a better word) for super-savvy Bag Snobs. But in Adriana Castro’s crafty and capable hands, they are anything but! Her skins may be serious – no phonies here – but her attitude is laidback and lighthearted.
Leather and chains might look good in the dungeon, or better yet, catching the wind on the back of a Harley (or a Ducati if Italian engines are more your speed)…But when Jimmy Choo gets in touch with their tough side, they’re even better.