What do we think of this framed bombe satchel?

jburgh

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I came across this on the BG website: Black woven leather with brown crocodile trim. Top handles. Framed top with turn-lock closure. 12"H x 15"W x 6"D. It also comes in a smaller size that zips and does not have a frame across the top. What do you guys think of it?



 

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boxermom

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Maybe I'd change my mind if I saw it IRL, but my first impression is not so great.

I can't put my finger on what is unappealing about it.
 

leilani01

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Love the color combination - nero w/ crocodile handles and trim but the shape bothers me. It looks better lying down than in the first pix.
 

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I think I like the shape but the 6,800 USD they're asking for this one could be easily spent on a bag plus a pair of shoes plus a wallet plus a scarf (or so...)
 

jburgh

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I think I like the shape but the 6,800 USD they're asking for this one could be easily spent on a bag plus a pair of shoes plus a wallet plus a scarf (or so...)
You are right. I really liked that other small E-W Bombe satchel, but it was almost as much.
 

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^Wow, that's a massive price tag! I guess it's because of the crocodile parts, but that seems to be an excuse many designers use nowadays to increase their prices - just stick on a bit of croc and up they go. For that price you could buy a cabat and a Veneta!
 

doloresmia

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We are in love with this bag!!!! bryan said the ala moana store will get the small version - i don't know what the dimensions are, but can get the large as well. they are expected in november????
 

Syma

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I'm not so sure Jburgh, it's not my personal style and the weave looks pretty reptile to me and that's without focusing on the croc trim. I wonder if it's heavy to carry??
 

jelts

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I think it looks like a doctor's bag lying down - which I like. Standing up, looks like a t-shirt...
hmmm.... it's interesting looking, but I'd have to look at it irl to really decide.
 

doloresmia

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i think it looks a lot like this bag, but better, no?

this is the framed tote from bluefly in ebano - i remember loving this and trying it on IRL, and having my DH laugh at me because it was large enough to be a suitcase relative to my royal shortness. 13'' dual leather handles with 4'' drop/ Measures 17'' at widest x 15'' tall at center x 5'' deep; weighs 3 lbs.

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this looks like its elegant older sister and the one on the bergdorf site (pre order) says it is 12"H x 15"W x 6"D which is more reasonable size wise i think. to me the shape doesn't look droopy or sad as some of my lovely tPF sisters are saying, more like a turkey waiting to be hugged. i love it. did i mention that before?

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88keys

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I think it looks nicer than the earlier version on Bluefly although it's not my style. I prefer something that can be used on the shoulder too. It looks too stiff for me too.