Is there a certain handbag that haunts you? The Alexander Wang Rocco has haunted me since I first laid eyes on it: leading me to buy it, only to end up being disappointed with it, returning it, and now feeling tormented like I could have liked it. You see, if you read my review of the bag I was entirely let down. I knew the studs would add weight, but the heavy studs paired with the shape of the bag made it appear frumpy. And I couldn’t seem to make it work for me. But I think of the bag often and feel like I want to give it another try. Little secret into my mind: I *hate* returning bags and almost always find something good in a bag so I can keep it and wear it.
But this bag might work better for those that love the Alexander Wang aesthetic but need more support for a heavier handbag. Welcome the Alexander Wang Darcy Slouchy Hobo to the family, I think many of you will welcome her with open arms and wallets.
First things first, let’s get the obvious out of the way. This bag will be heavy. The description states the bottom is lined with a full row of protective metal feet. All I know is that Alexander Wang studs, or ‘feet’ as listed here, are heavy. But the reason why it will work better on this bag is because of the shape. This is a shoulder bag, which will be easier to carry and easier to spread out the total weight on your body. One of the main problems of the Rocco is that it needs to be hand-held, which can be cumbersome to carry around. A shoulder bag will take away that problem and make it much more manageable.
The rest of the bag will receive nothing but praise from me. I love a classic hobo shape and the leather used looks thick and richly pebbled, which I adore. This hobo has attitude but is still everyday wearable. Will this be the bag that takes me back into Alexander Wang obsession? Pre-order through Saks for $850.
What do you think of the new addition, the Darcy?