Jimmy Choo Conti Snakeskin Shoulder Bag

Hey, Jimmy Choo. Listen and listen good. You’re trying too hard.

The Jimmy Choo Conti Snakeskin Shoulder Bag is…how to say this…a bit confusing. Also, it’s a bit gimmicky, and gimmicky and good design are, sadly, mutually exclusive.

One of the biggest rules of writing is “show, don’t tell,” and the folks at Choo violated a similar design rule in making this bag. Instead of creating something that is so painfully cool that it oozes “rock star” out of its little bag pores, they merely chose to slap an animal-print lighting bolt on a snakeskin bag that would have been gorgeous otherwise.

In doing so, they created a bag that screams, “Look at me, I’m so EDGY,” on the owner’s behalf, and that’s too obvious of a statement for any truly stylish person to want to make. In fact, the design almost comes off as insecure or self-conscious; it appears to be so nervous that other people won’t find it cool enough that its entire existence seems to be predicated on reminding people of that fact. Of course, when something has to broadcast how cool it is, the effect is totally lost. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2095.

  • Sarah

    This bag would be great for Halloween! Ha, love the review.

  • Beth

    Pointless. And I would never carry it.

  • 19yearslater

    The lightning bolts make the bag for me. Otherwise it would be just another exotic and I’m not a fan.

  • Lida M
  • mochababe73

    Not a fan. The Choo should stick to the Ramona and the Tulita.

  • Bag Brag

    Don’t shoot Jimmy Choo. Blame it on Tamara Mellon.

    http://www.bagbrag.blogspot.com

  • Jane

    Yikes. I keep thinking this bag screams 80′s metal hair bands. I agree, its trying to hard to make a statement and by doing so its making the wrong statement. The statement I see is keep moving and on, and please don’t buy me you will regret it in a few minutes especially when you get your bill.

  • E-an

    I SO SO agree…
    What is happening to you, JimmyChoo !?!

    • papertiger

      ITA, all at JC should answer that question!?!

      JC is like a racing car with no driver at the moment.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Is it Harry Potter versus the jungle ?! It is beyond reason.

  • Michael St. James
  • Jelita78

    Hey, Jimmy Choo. Listen and listen good. If you’re trying to make the MARVEL Flash logo, it’s YELLOW lightning on white and red background. (ipad)