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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Alexander Wang Tai Train Case Bag

I think many designer handbag enthusiasts will agree that Alexander Wang's foray into handbag design has produced mixed results. Initial designs were promising and edgy, but sub-par construction and deceptive marketing photography yielded a debut grouping that required much improvement. The past two seasons provided only countless rehashings of the Coco (I mean, Rocco - oh, whatever!), and, frankly, I was losing hope of ever seeing any cool bags from the design world's "cool" kid. But lately there are glimmers of hope on the horizon. One ray of light in Wang's dark and modern utilitarian world comes by way of the Tai Train Case Bag.

This bag is sharp and absolutely adorable in a simplistic sort of way. Is this bag practical? Probably not (it's not very big at 9 x 7.5 x 3). Is it cheap? Well, at $750, it's all relative. Is it fabulous? YES!!! C'mon now, a cute little train case? How could it not be? The strap and studs closure is masculine, and the square shape is boyish as well, but this is Alexander Wang we're talking about, folks. That's exactly how he wants his ladies to look - hip, sophisticated and a tad "Adam-ish". If you have $750 lying around, this could be a fun option for that whimsical bag every gal should have. Granted, the Tai Train Case Bag isn't your typical whimsical design, so use your imagination :-)

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4 Responses to "Alexander Wang Tai Train Case Bag"
  1. Michael St. James said...
    Wednesday, June 09, 2010

    Welcome back Dania! I like this bag for all of the reasons you listed, but I prefer the messenger version because it's more practical.

  2. gail said...
    Wednesday, June 09, 2010

    Yeah Dania, your back, and what better way than to post about his fun bag! It would make quite the conversation piece!

    BTW, I actually was able to see/hold/feel, etc... for the first time since it came out the AW black Rocco with brass studs (the newer version with the detachable shoulder strap) and it is actually a cool bag - and this is coming from the pickiest bag lover in the world! I thought the texturized skin was quite nice and the hardware was great (relegated just to the bottom of the bag). It didn't appear to be cheaply made or have quality issues. The weight issue remains, but I think that could easily be overlooked just due to the coolness factor :)

  3. cookiesANDclogs said...
    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    Following you on Twitter for Twitter Hop Thursday. Please pop by my place

  4. The Style Mansion said...
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Love the bag, not the price

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