For some reason, Alexander Wang continues to come up with handbags that I normally would REALLY dislike, but somehow don’t. The only reason I can think of as to why Wang makes me like things I normally hate is that his execution is often flawless. His bags’ details are perfect, and he strikes a note between kitschy and edgy that most designers go past, full steam ahead.
I saw the Alexander Wang Dorothy Shopper today, and it made me think – many of the things that I so strenuously profess to dislike are often just thinks that most designers don’t do particularly well. Adding an extra shoulder strap is an example, and suede is another example. This bag does suede and simplicity really well, though. The lines are super clean, letting the sometimes-overdone material take center stage, and it features no exterior adornment or other visual interest. It’s plenty interesting on it’s own, though; sometimes a big ol’ slouchy bag, when done correctly, is all you need. Buy through ShopBop for $795.
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