I have a confession to make. Last fall, Amanda wrote about her love for the Lanvin Amalia Python Shoulder Bag. And when she did, I have to say, I completely disagreed with her. I appreciated the bag, but I hated, and I mean *hated* the color. The army green was just too drab for my liking. Sorry Amanda, it is the truth.

So, I almost completely passed this bag today because I saw the name of it and instantly said “NEXT”. Yet, I am oh so glad I didn’t.


Let’s face it folks, the color of a handbag can completely make or break it. It is no surprise, but it continues to amaze me how true of a statement that is. I am absolutely loving the Lanvin Amalia Python Shoulder Bag with its subtle orange color. Just as Amanda said during her review of this bag, this bag, in this color, has me absolutely salivating right now.

This orange python shoulder bag is adorned with lovely gold-tone hardware. I feel that simply saying “orange” to describe the color doesn’t do the color justice. See, this bag isn’t orange, like the kind of orange from the 64 Crayola Crayons box; it is a shade, a hue, a kiss of orange. And it is beautiful.

The bag has a grosgrain-trimmed chain-link strap which accentuates the gorgeous python skin, it doesn’t take away from it. There are zippers along the top, side and base of the bag. But these zippers make sense; they serve a purpose. The zip around base extends the base of the bag so that you can put more or less into it as you see needed. Everything is rounded out with a silver-tone keyring and designer-embossed satin lining. While Amanda and I might disagree on the color, there is no question about how outstanding this bag really is. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2790.

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  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

    It’s the color of baby food! Give me my dark army green any day! But I still love you, Shannon :-)

  • Cheryl

    I will have to side with Amanda on this one. Dark army green all the way.

  • Ursula

    I’m going to agree with Shannon on this one. This color is classic and sophisticated. The green version looks like someone threw up green beans on it. Poor python skin…

  • Paulina

    Going with Shannon, sorry, Amanda! I like this one a lot better. Made me look twice. Great neutral.

  • zfebio87

    Go on barbielaura.com for fashion, fashion and fashion

  • ShoeQueen1961

    Sort of bland for Lanvin… I’ll pass–

  • Kendra

    So pretty! I love this design. It has a nice feel to it. (fb)

  • Elyse

    I would never have pegged this as being a Lanvin bag. (fb)

  • Joy

    gorgeous bag!
    would look great in the summer! (fb)

  • Tracey G

    beautiful bag! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    love this bag for work! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    great color (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    love the handles! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    such a great bag! (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I agree with Shannon completely. The army green did not appeal to me at all but I really like the bag in this color. (ipad)

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