Exotic bags are always a hot topic of discussion, both around here and on our Forum. Some people love them, some people hate them, and others sit in the middle, fretting about their ethical implications without being able to completely convince themselves to dislike the bags. I was a member of the last group for a long time, but I finally came to a decision about it a while back: as long as the bag uses the skin to its fullest effect, I have no quarrel with it. And I certainly have no quarrel with the Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Denise Python Hobo.
With this hobo, Ferragamo has really taken the natural texture and pattern of python and made it the focal point of a gorgeous bag. The large, centralized pleats work perfectly with the scales’ variation in size and shape, and it’s obvious that great care was taken to make sure that both the natural and man-made design elements worked together symbiotically. Even the color is working for me – I’m not one to slather unnecessary praise on brown or tan bags, but caramel was the perfect choice for this hobo. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $3360.