advice on Choo Mahala bag...any owners out there? or others seen IRL?

Aug 7, 2006
how is the bag's weight? is it pretty heavy? i have the large ramona and its getting pretty heavy to carry...can someone compare it to another bag such as a heavy bag like marc jacobs blake? i really want this bag and its on sale but don't want to have sale goggles...

here are some pics of it

Blair Waldorf

Aug 15, 2006
I've seen it IRL and it's a beautiful bag. The black is very nice if you're looking at net-a-porter. I don't remember how heavy it was as I was never seriously considering buying it. Too expensive then, not looking for a new purse now.


I have the Mahala and the Radiant by Choo,and the Mahala is definitely heavier than the Radiant. The Radiant is similar to the Ramona,so it has a lot of metal trim,so it's kind of odd that the Mahala is heavier.Maybe the metal trim on the Mahala is solid,or of different material.I get a lot of compliments on the Mahala-it's a very distinctive bag,one of my favorite. The Black Mahala is on sale at NAP!! Only place that I've seen it on sale.


Nov 8, 2006
I've seen it in person and its a beautiful bag. The only thing I don't like about it is the bottom is soooo wide. It makes it awkward to carry over the shoulder.

NAP has it on sale for about $1100.