To all of my fellow NYC peeps, I am sorry you are literally stuck in feet of snow. I hear a bit of it has kind of melted though. I started to feel guilty when I was complaining of the mid-50-degree and sunny weather we are having in South Florida, while you all are trapped indoors. And then I saw resort bags are on their way out and I started to suffer from seasonal-confusion. But get ready for resort bags, whether you are stuck in your house from the blizzard or not. With resort bags come resort materials, like linen.

Miu Miu is one of the first brands to release a linen bag for the upcoming resort time, and I must admit upon first glance I found the Miu Miu Fringed Linen Tote to be sort of juvenile. I expect the heart tag dangling from a gold chain from a brand like Juicy Couture, but not Miu Miu.


The design is nothing extraordinary, in fact it is a simple oversized tote shape. The edges feature fringed linen. And then there is this heart charm hanging from a chunky gold chain debacle. A heart charm does not always need to appear so young, but something about this entire design is feeling very elementary to me. It could also be that linen is not one of my favorite materials on a handbag (or any item for that matter).

Honestly, I just am left with a lackluster feeling after seeing this bag. The hue is one of my favorite on linen, but it somehow feels so ‘meh’ to me when I look at it. And I want a fun resort bag; give me color or even a linen/leather combination. But this all over linen design is playing it too safe – and it will get dirty, very dirty. However, if you love it, buy via Net-A-Porter for $895.

  • fuchsiafury

    This is disappointing, indeed! Looks like Miu Miu’s normally divine leather has fallen by the wayside in this year’s resort collection, only to reveal a frayed linen fringed bag that’s a poor third relation of the jute sacks used to hold rice. Why did Miuccia not stick with Matelassé, Vitello, or other incarnations of leather that her house does so well?

  • CL

    this bag is sad :( & for $895? they thought wrong! (ipad)

  • Jessica

    This bag isn’t calling out to me at all. =( ipad

  • Kara

    me no likey (ipad)

  • Denise

    Perfect bag for Hawaii! (ipad)

    http://dalohavida.blogspot.com/

  • Crystal W

    Can’t see carrying a linen purse…just looks to much like a potato sack! (iPad)

  • Hanh N

    Great Bag, but it is expensive!! (ipad)

  • Cherry

    This bag looks odd, esp. the material. Not liking it so much. (ipad)

  • Smith

    i adore an oversized tote! but not for $895! (ipad)

  • Chells

    I was thinking potato sack too. Not very appealing as the design seems pretty simplistic. (ipad)

  • Deb

    Sorry but I’m also not feeling the love on this bag. Reminds me of something I’ll find in Tarjay. It does not have the design elements I’d expect to find from premier brands like Miu Miu. (ipad)

  • DTKC

    Not unique enough for the cost. (ipad)

  • wendy

    I don’t like it. It looks cheap, like a burlap sack. (ipad)

  • Maggie

    The only thing I like about this bag is the heart miu miu tag hanging off the handle…(ipad)

  • Valerie

    Generally love Miu Miu but not this bag, I agree that it looks like a Juicy bag. (ipad)

  • Lola

    Miu Miu’s letting me down with this one :( The material was a bad choice for a tote, it just ends up looking cheap. (ipad)

  • Jessica

    Eeep, not as cute as I had hoped. (ipad)

  • Lilac

    It looks like something you could get at Target for 20 bucks. (Ipad)

  • Shannon

    This would be lovely if it was leather (ipad)

  • Joann

    i like the heart fob, but that’s about it (ipad)

  • Miriam

    I like it, but I’d like it to be black and cost $20. OK? (ipad)

  • window of happiness

    Like the style but I think at this time I won’t go for linen bags.(ipad)

    audrinajulia@gmail.com

  • Ivana

    it looks awful :(
    usually i like everything by miu miu but not this bag
    (ipad)

  • Sara

    I like this bag, its not one of my LOOOVE bags but it takes me to a girl reunion in a beach café in the middle of august. Nice! (ipad)

  • Beth Warren

    Not my style, it would get dirty so easily, and just doesn’t seem that fun or stylish. (ipad)

  • Kellisa

    Like the shape, not a fan of the linen (ipad)

  • Nadia Segers

    Not cheap, but I love it! ♥

  • Luna

    I like it but I feel like a bag like that should be priced at under $100, not at Miu Miu prices…

  • Sonya

    not digging the heart charm at all. (ipad0

  • Sonya

    not digging the heart charm at all (ipad)

  • Naggy

    It reminds me of a modified potato bag, so not a good thing at all. (ipad)

  • XXAL

    this reminds me of mulberry for target purses. but of course, even those pvc baywaters look better than this one.. the handle looks very weird with the rest of the purse.. just looks very tacky! the heart is better off as a keychain.. (ipad)

  • florencia

    the bag is ok but what is great is an (ipad)

  • Lara

    900 for a bag that is made of CLOTH and would get dirty in a blink of an eye is unbelievably impractical. Love the shape but the fabric is just wrong.

  • Lara

    oops forgot to write (ipad) – please ignore my last post.

    900 for a bag that is made of CLOTH and would get dirty in a blink of an eye is unbelievably impractical. Love the shape but the fabric is just wrong. (ipad)

  • Alyssa Costa

    I love linen, but I don’t care for this bag. (ipad)

  • Patricia

    The only cute thing about the bag is the Charm. (ipad)

  • Cate

    kinda cute, but not sure I’d carry a linen bag…(ipad)

  • Shana

    I agree that it’s sort of juvenile. And that’s disappointing to me, because we saw with the Bow Satchel that Miu Miu can do whimsy without being childish. (iPad)

  • Jigsaw

    I love the color! I wonder if that’s a suede bag tho (ipad)

  • liloh

    not a fan. (ipad)

  • Limey

    I would like this bag if it was in leather (ipad)

  • greenpixie

    I couldn’t agree more, this bag is really lackluster and juvenile looking. Pass. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I hate fringe. (ipad)

  • Alix

    I love linen, fringe and this color. I would never pay that much for a bad made of FABRIC for god’s sake. Seriously it’s insulting. I’m willing to pay and pay dearly for quality, design and craftsmanship. Now granted I have not seen this bag in person, but nothing in the photo makes me want to pay upwards of $30 much less, $895. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Love this bag!! I love the little heart fob. Too much money though, like Alix said. (ipad)

  • Sass

    Not sure I’m feeling this one. (ipad)

  • Kells

    Maybe without the fringe and the heart tag they could have classed this up a bit, but it would still be pretty dull and not worth the money. Sad :( (ipad)

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    Looks kind of cheap. (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    If I saw this bag without a brand I would have guessed Juicy. St. Valentine’s day is not an excuse to make twee bags. (ipad)

  • Redo My Shoe

    This bag is so cute. I love the simplicity mixed with the fringe accents.

    http://redomyshoe.blogspot.com/

  • Lianne

    It’s cute, but I wouldn’t carry it. It’s just too… cute/casual/something for my tastes. (ipad)

  • Jazz

    Only if it was free! (ipad)

  • kmroboto

    i love miu miu but this does nothing for me. and i can only imagine how hard it is to clean if it gets dirty (ipad)

  • patricia treml

    I like it, for the beach.. but that would be about it. (ipad)

  • Raventress

    Yah, the colour is nice but that’s just about it. Definitely wouldn’t consider buying linen for a branded bag. (ipad)

  • lebaghag

    This bag brings to mind a burlap sack. If it were made out of leather it would be much more interesting. (ipad)

  • Denise Schroeder

    Linen is hot this year…in home interiors. I think the design is good, but the bag is too casual for the price point which I feel is over the top….(ipad)

  • Nicole

    $900 for a linen tote?!!! You’ve got to be joking, Miu Miu! How bouts not?!

    (ipad)

  • Melody

    It is certainly adorable…but perhaps a bit casual for my taste. (ipad)

  • spanish moss

    this does not make my heart go pitty-pat. and the linen looks wrinkled. what’s up with that? (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    I like it, for the beach.. but that would be about it. (ipad)

  • nini

    I like leather better. (ipad)

  • Sue E

    NEXT! This is a complete fashion diseaster..(ipad)

  • Veronica_Sawyer

    Not the bag for me. (ipad)

  • JW

    Not my cup of Tea!!! so Thanks, no Thanks!!! (ipad)

  • Bettye

    Too much money for that tote. (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    MIU MIU DOES NOT DISSAPOINT (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    GREAT COLOR (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    A BEAUTY (ipad)

  • ariancita

    I like the color and simplicity for the beach or something much more casual (resort!) but I’d remove the heart charm and it’s waaaaaaay overpriced for linen. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I agree completely. The fringe and heart tag look very cheap and juvenile. The fabric might look better in person but is nothing special online. (ipad)

  • Wendy

    Personally, I like the simplicity. (ipad)

  • Claire

    Wouldn’t pay that much for a bag made of linen, but that’s just me. (ipad)

  • Marianna

    The styling is very cute and casual but it will become filthy no matter how much you care for it. That makes the price tag a bit outrageous for me. I spend that kind of money on leather but I can’t see doing it on a bag with such a short life expectancy.(ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    The color isn’t so great. (ipad)

  • mkdallas

    Definitely more evocative of Juicy than the usual MiuMiu offerings (ipad)

  • prettybird

    I’m not a fan of fringe on bags (ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    It would make a fine beach tote, albeit an expensive one! (ipad)

  • Holly

    I just can’t imagine paying that much for fabric. (ipad)

  • PrincessGarnet

    This is miu miu? It screams Juicy Couture to me. Especially with that heart charm on it. And the price tag IS absolutely ridiculous. (iPad)

  • Caroline

    That would be a nice beach bag for about $30. (ipad)

  • Caroline

    Linen always wrinkles on me. Does that bag need to be ironed to keep it looking presentable? (ipad)

  • Rae

    I also tend to like resort collections more. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    This is a nice size bag but I’m not loving the style (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Pass for me…not loving the color (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    Not sure I’m loving this fancy burlap look (ipad)

  • Paul

    More understated than many bags on here. (ipad)

  • Pearl

    I don’t like it at all (ipad)

  • Kasey

    I think it is kind of cute, but no way I’d pay $900 for it! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    Looks cute to me too, but at first glance, it reminds me of Coach straw tote! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    And let me remind u that Coach Poppy collection has come up with that heart-shape-hangtag, for some time ago. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    Whatt? $895??
    shessshhh..
    It doesn’t look like it’s worth that much either! (ipad)

  • Francine

    I love linen, but this bag at that price just ain’t doing it for me.(ipad)

  • nicole

    i love love love times a billion LOVE this bag! it reminds me of summer (: (ipad)

  • Jilliane

    I like the shape, not crazy abt the material of choice. Néedamiu miuin my collection. (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    i’d get that bag SO dirty! cloth bags ended up looking terrible if they’re used regularly. agree – HATE the heart tag! (ipad)

  • Lisa

    I’d rather have an (ipad)

  • Cindy

    This bag looks sort of cheap, unfortunately. (ipad)

  • C’est La Mode

    I just knew there’s miu miu bags. What I knew is its on clothesline. But this one is so beautiful and simple, you can carry on casual events.

  • felicia

    not a fan of linen material as it’s easy to pick up dirt (ipad)

  • Kelly

    Ugh…NOT a fan and I love Miu Miu. That heart-shaped charm totally cheapens the bag… (iPad)

  • Tiffany

    Definitely not my type of bag, looks cheap~~~ (ipad)

  • Alicia

    I like the material, not the style (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Love Miu Miu…. (ipad)

  • raffa

    nice (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I love the heart fob (ipad)

  • Lynda

    ummm no thank you (ipad)

  • Adrienne C

    rather nice (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    I think I’d be worried about fraying with this bag. (ipad)

  • kneehighz

    hm i like it.. but not for miu miu. or the price. it that was some non designer and cheap i mightve gotten it if it looked good irl. (ipad)

  • Mel

    It’s just one of your everyday grocery bags, except it’s high end. (ipad)

  • Colleen

    Argh! Miu miu has had so many misses lately.(iPad)

  • helen

    Not functional for me, but still nice to look at. Reminds me of lazy days at the beach. (ipad)

  • Michelle

    I am really not digging this bag for spring, and definitely could not picture it on my arm during vacay. Definitely looks like it could be in the American Eagle spring 2011 look book. However, Miu Miu will redeem themselves. (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    not a fan of linen to be use for bags. (ipad)

  • Heidi

    I know it’s Miu Miu, but $900 for a linen bag?!? (ipad)

  • AngieNeedsThatBag

    Does anyone know where I can find this handbag/tote featured on CSI: Miami in the Episode Show Stopper? I strongly suspect it is Miu Miu. It was a black leather tote, with the leather folded into roses covering the entire bag, with gold hardware. It was north/south or vertical style, but not cross body. The episode aired in 2010. I have pictures of the handbag from the show, but are still on my other camera. If you are a purse fanatic and would like to try and help me, well, you would have my eternal thanks, and maybe a finder’s fee as well! Respond if you are serious and I will get you those pics! ;)