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Friday, October 2, 2009

Givenchy Pandora Bag

Ever seen a bag that looks great sitting on a shelf, but looks absolutely horrible once you pick it up and try it on? Of course you have. It happens all the time, but I encounter that problem with cheaper bags. I certainly don't expect to run into this inexplicable phenomenon with an expensive designer bag. Yet, here is such a bag. The Givenchy Pandora Bag looks fine from the front, but a profile view will quickly change your opinion of it.

Just look at how the bag falls awkwardly to the front. The top handle is placed in a way that will eventually pull at the textured black leather, and, more than likely, tear it at the seams (even though the top is reinforced). Measuring 18 x 11 x 7, this monster of a tote will weigh a ton if it's stuffed with all the nick knacks women on the go will definitely put inside it. There are a couple of strategically placed pockets on the front which are great, and it comes with a detachable shoulder strap even though I wouldn't recommend using it because the bag would look even more distorted than it already is.

Unfortunately, this Givenchy design is a big "miss" for me. It was a good idea, but poorly executed. This is one Pandora's bag (or box) you won't want to open and much less for $2000.

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3 Responses to "Givenchy Pandora Bag"
  1. gail said...
    Friday, October 02, 2009

    Definitely agree with you on this one... What about the Loewe "Bolsa Calle" bag on Love it. I guess no stateside place to purchase Loewe's handbags? Have you ever ordered from MyTheresa? Hope all is well with you Dania.


  2. Michael St. James said...
    Friday, October 02, 2009

    Typical Givenchy! Beautiful bags, but there's always a catch. Maybe this could work as a messenger? Missed you Dania...glad you're back!

  3. Dania Padron said...
    Friday, October 02, 2009

    Glad to be back everyone. Both my sons had the flu. I played nurse for about 2 weeks. Definitely no time for research or blogging.

    I love the leather on this bag, but the design would ruin it in less than a year.

    Gail, there's no denying how gorgeous and timeless Loewe bags are. I've never ordered from MyTheresa personally, but they do have a great reputation as far as I know. Ordering anything from abroad can be tricky, but I've done so from LVR, Styledrops and Diabro without incident. I'm always willing to give a foreign etailer the benefit of the doubt. Some of the best deals I've ever gotten on hard to purchase bags here in the U.S. have been from Euro based companies.

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