Some people wonder if simple can be ugly; and the answer is yes. Can you really do a little black dress or a little black handbag wrong? Again, the answer is yes. I am going out on a limb to say it is actually harder to make something as simple as a plain black bag go horribly awry, but many designers have done it time and time again. I am sluggishly nodding my head in disappointment at the Be & D Benatar Tube Handbag because of its downright tawdry design. Be & D made a huge splash with their large shoulder bags and then delved into exotic skins, but have gone back a few steps with this seemingly cheap looking leather tube-shaped bag. This bag looks more fit to be a dachshund dog carrier than anything else in my opinion (and don’t get me wrong, I love wiener dogs! ;-)) Double zip pockets on either end of the bag make the odd shape on this small bag only that much more noticeable. At least the woven shoulder strap could stand alone and be decent, yet paired together with this small simple mess it just does not sit right with me. For my holiday evening bag, I will be venturing somewhere other than towards this bag at Net-A-Porter for $890.
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