I’ve had a particular proclivity for Gucci python for quite a while now; the skins that they use always seem to look more plump and luxurious than most other brands. I’m not sure if it’s because the skins themselves or better or because the way they treat them results in a better final product, but their snakeskin bags are almost always highly textured and soft-looking.

Which is why I’m kind of disappointed in the Gucci Jungle Large Tote. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an attractive bag, but I hold Gucci python to such a high standard that I’m having trouble getting excited.

Gucci Jungle Large Tote

Unlike most of their exotic bags, this one seems a bit rigid to me. It’s too flat, too shiny, and not nearly as texture-rich as I would hope (and expect for what they’re charging). The finish of the skin almost looks like it might be embossed rather than the real deal, and why wants a dubiously faux python tote when the price tag is so high? It’s a cute, functional bag, but we all know that Gucci can do better with an exotic. Buy through Saks for $3800.

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  • ZJL

    I was wondering what you meant by “too flat” until I went back and read your review for the Gucci Galaxy Python Hobo. You mentioned you like the texture of the skin to stand out more. I can see what you mean. Good eye and glad to see you are sticking to your guns on this detail. I wonder if your feedback will in some way make it back to anyone at Gucci! That would be cool to understand why they do the things they do.

  • Handbag Lover

    Looks a little plain the round hooks makes it look cheap. I have seen better.

  • Alex Brown

    For A Bag That Plain Its Definitely Not Worth Buying For “$3800″

  • Aysha

    I’ve always liked anything python that Gucci had, I own a gray python clutch and it looks similar to this one, the skin is soft and nice in person.

    I am so in love with this bag, the design is simple and it is nice, as you don’t really want a flashy design, simple is nice so you can accessories around it. But that is just my opinion :)

  • Jane-Gucci Sale/Gucci outlet

    Whoa,these bags are beautiful and upmarket. It’s also my favorite.May be one day they will offer at my gucci outlet.

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