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Monday, January 28, 2008

L.A.M.B. Bullseye Mandeville Satchel


You all know the saying "If you don't have something nice to say, say nothing at all"? Well, I usually prescribe to that motto, but when it comes to handbags all bets are off. If there was any handbag that could make me spew a host of negative remarks, the L.A.M.B. Bullseye Mandeville Satchel would certainly be the winner or loser depending on how you look at it.

This simple "Boston"-style bag, measuring 13 x 7.5 x 6, is crafted from a light brown, logo-clad canvas exterior with black leather trim and a skunk-like centered band encircling the bag. Rolled leather top handles, polished gold-tone hardware and convenient zip top closure are about the only normal attributes the "Mandeville" possesses. If you don't believe me, just focus your attention on the bullseye graphic displayed prominently on the bag's front side - as if locating the offensive design element could be a difficult task. I'm truly in awe at the use of this completely unnecessary graphic. There must be a reason for it in the designer's mind, but, frankly, I'm not interested in it. It's ugly, distracting and tasteless. It's basically ruined a fairly nice if somewhat boring handbag.

I can't possibly envision anyone forking over $425 for this hag bag, but, if you like it, head over to eLUXURY with your credit card. I'm sure they'd love to unload, I mean sell, one to you.

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3 Responses to "L.A.M.B. Bullseye Mandeville Satchel"
  1. Anonymous said...
    Monday, January 28, 2008

    I think the bullseye is pretty awesome. I mean the bag would be boring without it. It's like a throwback to the 80's. i love it but I think I will get it in the wilbury version instead.

  2. Tokidoki Jessica said...
    Monday, January 28, 2008

    I think it's a regular for L.A.M.B. to use unnecessary images like that on their bags. Makes it what it is.

  3. Randall said...
    Tuesday, January 29, 2008

    Obvs you know they offer versions without the bullseye right? I'm puzzled that you showed no desire to find a reason for this symbol of dancehall and dub which is seen on trucks and traffic markers from Jamaica to Zimbabwe. My first view instantly pulled me into the dancehall mode of my youth. I've seen these for a few weeks and am considering the duffel version: http://www.eluxury.com/estore/browse/product_detail.jsp?id=11737593 . Honestly, if this line gives you such a fit I wouldn't wait around to hear what you have to say about the Harajuku Lovers items. Thanks, am enjoying the blog of course.

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