Burberry handbags may be actively trying to get away from their signature nova check image, well, sort of. While the preppy nova check pattern is recognizable from miles away, the brand has been striving to bring something new to the table, and attempting to revamp the brand and give the younger, hipper crowd something to swoon over. That is precisely what the Burberry Warrior Bag was supposed to do, but it ended up causing a ruckus with a struggle between love and hate. People either absolutely loved the edgy and funky style or absolutely abhorred it all. To be honest, I loved the bag, but refused to buy it at the price. So I am Warrior-less.
Now Burberry is seemingly trying to tone down the Warrior, just a bit. Adding gold studs to a pastel nova check pattern and taupe leather trim, the Burberry Gold Stud Bags are the not-so-distant relative of the Burberry Warrior Bag. But while the bold and edgy look of the black and silver contrast lured me in on the Warrior Bag, the combination of gold studs on the Burberry Gold Stud Drawstring Bag looks wimpy. The pastel undertones look like a pattern trying to show through, but failing miserably. The gold studs get a bit lost with the taupe leather. The overall feeling is weak. I do find the Burberry Gold Stud Wristlet to be much more appealing, and I wish the Warrior in the black/silver came as a wristlet, because that I would have snatched up. The wave ended Burberry, and these bags are just not cutting it. Buy through Saks for $1,995 for the Bag and $395 for the wristlet.