A good friend of mine is the US Head of Advertising for i-D magazine and received this Gucci Bamboo bag ($1,790) as a gift. It’s hard not to be happy when Gucci gives you a gift, but even she had to remove the strap with the chain and tassels — way, way, way over-the-top. Unfortunately, even without the strap the bag doesn’t work. Like Ashley Greene my friend is in her 20s making her about 40 years too young for this petite, prim-and-proper, structured bamboo look. Aside for not being age-appropriate however, the bag looks dated to me (if I didn’t know, I’d think it was vintage). There’s nothing modern to it, but at the same time it lacks the classic appeal of something like a Chanel 2.55 or a Birkin. I do think if this bag were about three times larger however, it would have the potential to work.
What do you think about Ashley Greene’s Gucci? Snob or Slob?