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Friday, January 15, 2010

Givenchy Soha Shoulder Bag

Today has turned out to be the day of bad bags. Funny how things work out that way all on their own. I certainly didn't set out to write three unfavorable reviews, but if the review fits the bag, so be it! Let's finish up the week with the Givenchy Soha Shoulder Bag. This is the case of a good design with one glaring flaw. If I mentioned the bag measures 11x 13.5 x 3.5 with a 3" handle drop, would that be enough of a clue as to what the 'Soha's' flaw is? In case you haven't figured it out yet, I'll end the suspense. How can this be a shoulder bag when it only has a 3" inch handle drop? It can't be. That's the flaw. We all know 3" is barely enough room to wrap your hand around a handle, let alone fit your arm through it. Chunky arms like mine would be totally out of luck. Which isn't to say this bag sucks. I love the design. It sort of looks like the Alexander Wang Betty Flap Bag, only better. However, the Wang bag is an actual shoulder bag with a more reasonable 6" drop. The 'Soha' just wants to be.

Shoulder bags are making quite the comeback. A design like this would be most welcome by women seeking a chic, modern shoulder bag with plenty of storage space. The bag's $1870 price tag could be justified if the bag were as versatile as a shoulder bag, but as it stands it's entirely too much for a design you can only swing around with your hand. Time to go back to the drawing board, and return with a design that can actually live up to its' name.

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5 Responses to "Givenchy Soha Shoulder Bag"
  1. Michael St. James said...
    Friday, January 15, 2010 totally beat me to it! i was going to feature this bag on monday and compare it to the alexander wang betty because it's cheaper and more functional. clearly great minds think alike. have a fab weekend! i'm off to dinner and a movie right after oprah goes off...can't miss gaga! ;)

    p.s. why marc jacobs would make a bag out of scuba gear is beyond me and that post about your mom was so sweet.

  2. Dania Padron said...
    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Don't let that stop you. Would love to know what you take on it is too.

    I was also watching Gaga on Oprah. Loved it!!! She's so incredibly sweet and sensitive. Polar opposite to her stage persona.

  3. gail said...
    Saturday, January 16, 2010

    I saw this IRL and really liked it, but that is a good point about the "shoulder" strap. Givenchy makes such awesome bags most of the time that I guess we can forgive them on this one :) I also wish they would knock ~$500 off of their bags...

  4. Anonymous said...
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    I just got this bag and it fits comfortably around my shoulder, and I can shop at the mall without it falling off and its not tight around my shoulder I have no idea what you are talking about. Its worth every penny and the A wang is ugly. dont compare givenchy to a wang bags EVER!

    yay for the soha bag!

  5. Dania Padron said...
    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    I suggest you re-read the post so you can understand my point about the bag's handle. I like the design with the exception of the handle which would be impossible to fit on the shoulder of a woman with thicker upper arms. My comparison to the AW bag was in terms of the handle, and I'm certain I mentioned the Givenchy bag was a better design than the Wang Betty bag.

    I know what I wrote, but it seems you didn't take the time to read it properly. If you had, you certainly would not have written this comment. I'd wager you spent more time writing it than you did reading and assimilating the contents of this post.

    With that cleared up, I'm glad you're happy with your purchase. In the end, that's all that matters.

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