Thakoon is a designer whose handbags and shoes I’ve been greedily anticipating for quite a while, and now that they’re here, I couldn’t be happier. The designs reflect the unique sensibility of the company, but with pieces like the Thakoon Joplin Python Clutch, even women who are unfamiliar with the company can likely find something that they like.

I have a few question’s about this bag’s structure, but I’m betting that most of them come from photographing an empty bag instead of any actual design deficiencies. But I like the shape enough as it is to not be bothered, particularly in the face of such beautifully finished python for a better price than I suspected.

The more pictures I see of this bag, the more impressed I am by the subtle variations of the python. Gold is not nearly my favorite metallic, but this particular tone is so pretty and so lush that personal preferences have gone completely out the window. And for how expensive Thakoon’s clothes can be, the price isn’t nearly as much as I was prepared for the brand to charge, particularly not with that much beautiful python up for grabs. Buy through Saks for $1285.

  • swati

    i keep zooming in on the picture. I can’t remember the last time i saw a python done in shiny metallic gold …. but the more i look at it, the more i like it . Though i wish it had a longer shoulder chain, it would look perfect for a night out with a LBD.

  • Marianna

    While I don’t think I could make much use of this beauty, it makes me happy just to look at it!

  • edoardo

    Could be nice but it’s too much…Oh yes this bag it’s too shining, too goold and too everything. I believe that sometimes Thakoon should think a bit more to the colors that he chose…

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Adrienne

    love it! (ipad)

  • Mochababe73

    It’s too shiny which makes it look cheap. And it reminds me of those bad skirts from the 1980s-pencil skirt with a ruffle on the top. Not good.

  • Joanna

    Interesting, but not something I would carry (ipad).

  • 19yearslater

    Ohh, look at the shinies, Captain! The shape is slightly confusing to me but I love the gold.

  • dalex

    Not fond of the flapish looking top. (ipad)

  • Brenda

    I think I would like it more in silver or pewter. (ipad)

  • coachwife6

    I think it would look prettier while being worn. (ipad)

  • Marion

    It looks like the purse is wearing a skirt. I can’t quite understand what’s going on but I do love the finish. (ipad)

  • Kathy

    I am not fond of the garish gold. I think it would be dynamite in a softer metallic. (ipad)

  • Justine

    Like the gold! This can be worn in a black outfit to give your look some edge and excitement.. (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Not a fan of the gaudy gold finish on precious python skins and the tacky design. Agree with @Mochababe73 that it reminds of the tasteless, flashy “mode” of the 1980s. Dated and not good.

  • Stylista

    I don’t mind the gold finish, I think that makes it perfect for parties and whatnot. But that flap…what is it doing over there?

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • Tonya

    Oh no I don’t like it @ all…esp. the flap!

  • XXAL

    It is a nice work of art but won’t be too versatile when it comes to matching!

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