I don’t even like coral. Not the crusty sea structures – I’m sure those are perfectly lovely – but the color, most often associated with bad lipstick choices and tropically located retirees. Anything in the peach and orange family tends to make me run and hide because of my skin tone, but for the right accessory, I can deal with almost anything. Luckily, the Lanvin Pillow Shopper is exactly the right accessory.

A good bag or piece of clothing can make even an odd color choice seem brilliant, and the ubersoft lambskin for which Lanvin is so well known takes this bag to the next level. My only regret is that I can’t reach through the screen to touch it – I hope someone at Apple is working on that, Steve Jobs. Make sure to notify me when there’s an app for that.

That being said, I really don’t think I understand the strap construction that Lanvin has going on here. As far as I can tell, it more or less prevents the wearer from putting the bag on her shoulder. And that’s fine, many great bags can’t be shoulder-carried, but it would be a nice option for a design that seems fairly functional and utilitarian in most other ways. With such a unexpected pop of color and so much beautifully dyed lambskin in front of me, though, I’m having a hard time taking my structural concerns seriously. Buy through Nordstrom for $1390.

  • edoardo

    Amazing bag for a nice weekend on the sea or a sunny day of the summer…But I can’t imagine this bag used in a situation more “elegant” or more “sofisticated” …I think that is just good for the seaside and not more!!

    However I love the color, but I love verything that Lanvin, ELbaz, makes!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Sasori

    This looks like a BAGGU bag….

  • 19yearslater

    I don’t think there’s a bag out there that would make me like coral. This, sadly, is no exception.

  • Elly

    I just pre-ordered the Mini Cabas in coral yesterday and I cannot wait to recieve it! Sadly, it will be a bit before I do because they aren’t officially on sale yet!

  • Harry

    So many better Lanvin options to review…..this seems like a bag that would pop up all over sale sections throughout every department store that is is carried in….SORRY!

  • Stylista

    The leather doesn’t actually look that scrumptious on this bag. It looks slightly plastic-y.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • ninjaninja

    Love the pattern, but it’s shaped like a plastic bag. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    ohhhhhhhh.. it indeed looks smooshyyyy lambyyyy.. gorgeous!
    but, hmm.. is the strap right? or is this some kind of illusionist camera trick? (ipad)

  • Kat

    The straps are just so strange. I Don’t understand how you’re supposed to carry it, except like a plastic shopping bag. So weird.

    http://dontaskmetosmile.wordpress.com

    (ipad)

  • helen

    Looks soft (ipad)

  • Jen

    I don’t get the straps either. (ipad)