Let’s face it, folks: leather is sometimes a complete pain in the rear to work with. Because it is, you know, skin, it’s a lot easier to get a muted color effect out of it than a vibrant one. You know, pores and all that. Which is why I think that what they’ve done with the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Night and Day Metallic Hobo is so cool. The bag is made entirely of super soft leather, but it’s treated in such a way that it almost looks like satin from a distance.
It’s got a subtle glimmer to it that tones down the flashiness just enough, and the color strikes a neutral note somewhere between beige and gold. It’s one of my favorite metallic shades and effects that I’ve ever seen, and the designers did a great job coaxing the look out of a material that can be more than a little fussy when it comes to showing color like this. On top of that, the leather is draped beautifully (another thing that can be difficult) and the shape looks comfortable and wearable. Bravo, Dolce! Buy through eLuxury for $1850.