We usually feature bags from Lockheart over on PurseBlog Savvy because of the brand’s very reasonable price points, but sometimes a mid-range bag impresses us so much that it richly deserves to make the jump to and be considered alongside much more expensive bags. The Lockheart Priscilla Fanfare Shoulder Bag is clearly one such occasion.

Lockheart is a master of intricate texture at a reasonable price, and the Priscilla Fanfare bag fits perfectly into the brand’s aesthetic. The use of black allows the pleated, ribbon-accented leather to do all the aesthetic work for the design, and the finished product looks very much like something Valentino would think up. The only difference is that the Valentino version, were it to exist, wouldn’t cost $345.

Not only is the bag reasonably priced for the amount of detailed leather work that went into it, but it’s really two bags in one. The shoulder strap comes off to reveal a perfectly detailed clutch for nighttime use, and at a little over twelve inches wide, the bag is the optimal size for use as either a day or evening option. Black bags can be boring, but this one is anything but. I’m guessing that most women could find a place for this purse in their closets, particularly at such a reasonable price. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $345.

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  • Elly

    I understand that not everyone can afford bags like Valentino, but this Lockheart bag reminds me a little too much of a Valentino creation. It’s a nice looking bag, but very inspired.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      To my knowledge, Valentino hasn’t made anything with this kind of fan texturing. I’m not ready to hand over all the rights for interesting texture to Valentino just yet.

  • BLynnT

    I love the fan love of the front of the bag, but I don’t like the strap at all. It seems to be from a totally different bag, and it’s kind of ruining the total effect of this one for me. I’d prefer a very simple strap and leave all the focus on the main design of the bag.

  • MJN

    I love the detail! Really gorgeous!

  • laura

    This is really beautiful. It looks like you can clip off the strap and carry it as a clutch, I love it when designers make bags like this so versatile.

  • Nicole

    I love this bag!!! I was eying a pink one that I saw on their site. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

  • Nancy Forman

    Wow what a beautiful bag !!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOCKHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alicia

    really cute bag!

  • Sonya

    This bag is a pure beauty!!!

  • Naggy

    Oh, I could go to a Japanese restaurant with this and feel at home! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Pass for me–too busy (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Love the color but not the design! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    not loving the handle on this bag–interesting though (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    interesting design…a bit too much for me though (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Pass for me–a bit too edgy (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    lockheart = leather locking at heart
    it’s pure perfection! love it! (ipad)

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