I make a lot of fun of Versace, and it’s for a lot of good reasons. They make largely unattractive handbags in weird shapes and with odd stuff stuck to them, and then they charge prices so high that they verge on insulting. They’re not a brand that’s famous for their quality handbags, nor are they widely carried by tastemakers or celebrities, so it’s hard to say why they think they can get away with such ridiculous designs and pricing. They end up in the sale section a lot.

Versace Croc Embossed Satchel

And maybe, just maybe, someone at Versace has been paying attention, because the Versace Croc Embossed Satchel is decidedly unoffensive. It’s not the best bag I’ve ever seen, but it has a structure that subscribes subtly to the recent origami bag trend without being unnecessarily complicated. The structure is classic Versace, but it lacks the obvious, gaudy branding and enormous, shiny gold hardware that have characterized so many of the brand’s less-successful bag ideas. The color is gorgeous, as is the variation of the croc-stamped leather, and it all comes together in a reasonable, tasteful way. The best part, though, is the price. It’s still too high, but compared to some of the brand’s recent price points, it’s fairly unoffensive. Buy through Nordstrom for $1770.

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  • Claire

    Ughhh, this shape does nothing for me.

  • chirpy_gal

    Nice :)

  • Marissa Cooper

    It’s nice but it’s not an everyday bag…but gotta love the structure though

  • renee

    Agree. Much improvement without being passe.

  • Mandy

    Like the color…not sure about the shape though :/

  • Mandy

    Ugh. I can’t get with this one. Too odd of a shape. Like the color and texture, though.

  • bagpoor.blogspot.com

    i don’t do mock croc…but it’s okay…i guess…for versace?!?

  • Caroline @ Salescoop

    Great review of this bag. No, it isn’t my favorite, but I don’t hate it either! The color is great and the shape is interesting. Still too pricey in my opinion, though!

    Caroline
    http://www.twitter.com/salescoop

  • fuchsiafury

    Head-turning color and crisp structure makes a winning combination! I haven’t liked a Versace bag since Halle Berry was carrying the puckered hobo. Enfin, Versace has rebounded from going to hell in a handbag.

  • Beth

    Not so pretty, but the color is gorgeous!

  • Merve

    Something is not right about this bag but for the life of me i cant pinpoint exactly what i hate.

  • Mama M

    Well, at least they have gotten past their Cookie Monster fiasco!

  • Nico

    Wau .. ein wundervolles Design, gefällt meiner Frai bestimmt auch!

  • KRYSTAL.

    I love the colour. The structure of the bag is really nice i think. Not too complicated and fussy. Just a little abstract.

  • Rufina

    Ugh, what can you expect from Donatella-overtanned, overprocessed blond who oversees Versace design house in between being Nip/Tuck guinea pig (no pun intended her being Italian). Good taste is her fifth cousin ten times removed.
    Nuff said.

  • Gi

    It looks cheap, like PVC embossed with that nasty purple.

  • otter

    When i first spotted this on your page — i thought “What is a plastic Kathy Van Zeeland bag doing on here?” That cheezy crown bag charm cheapens it up even more. The shape is terrible. Sorry, this is one dud.

  • Ina

    LIke the color but not the shape!!!

  • Dora

    Just ordered it from nordstrom.com. $699. Good price?

    • Jelita78

      whatttttt???
      seriously????
      ohhhhhhh!!!
      i envy you!!!! (ipad)

  • AW

    There’s something about Versace bags that are so obnoxious to me. I don’t know if it’s the way it looks so cheap but yet is so obviously not, or if it’s because they’re always so LOUD but this is a prime example of that.

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