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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