When I think of Furla, I conjure up pictures of nicely made if slightly predictable leather goods for a mid-market audience. Furla’s designers would apparently like to tweak my notion of their brand just a bit, and adding in see-through vinyl bags in candy colors is probably about as effective a way to do that as I can think of.

At first I was kind of turned off by those bags but I suppose they’d be fun for summer use, so long as they’re priced accordingly. What I do like without reservation, however, is the highly Bottega-esque woven tote. It’s easily the highlight of this photo set, and if the price is right, it’s an impending addition to my wardrobe. Even if it isn’t all that original.

Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.

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  • Chris

    ditto on the cabat-esque tote–amanda, do you know if it’d have a zipper top closure?

  • Mochababe73

    Quite a departure for Furla. I always found them to be very boring.
    Sign me up for one in every color. I like that it’s plastic and can be worn to the beach or poolside without worrying about whether or not it would get dirty.
    I agree about the price. Unfortunately, I predict that the bags will be well above the $200 mark.

    • Shannon

      WWD said that the plastic bags would be $202

  • Amanda Mull

    @Chris: I don’t think the brand has released pictures from any other angle yet, but I’ll keep an eye out for more info. I’d like to know as well!

  • Stylista

    I love the shape of the bag, and if I had money to throw around, I’d buy one! I always thought transparent bags were quite cute.


  • 19yearslater

    They’re fun, but I wouldn’t buy a see-through bag from a designer. Wouldn’t get enough use.

  • shueaddict

    I actually find Furla overpriced for what they offer. Yes, I bought a few in my super early twenties, at the start of my career. I swear they were cheaper then. Maybe the branding in the US is better than in Europe.

  • shueaddict

    … as for designer “inspiration” #1 has Vivienne Westwood motifs, #5 reminds me of a Chloe bag about 4 years ago and the cute plastics have got Speedy written all over them. I would not shell that much cash for an “inspiration” tote.

    • Chris

      I totally agree with you !

  • Geoni

    I want one in smoke grey

  • Belle

    The black and white bag looks so sleek (and yes, probably a little too Chloe/Celine). I have to say I’m a little tempted by it.

  • Nat

    i love the first one, with black handles; and i also wouldn’t turn down the yellow speedy-copy.

  • Géraldine

    J’ai travaillé chez eux pendant 3mois et demi avec un contract CDD.
    J’ai été OBLIGE d’acheter mon uniforme (300 euros) en plus j’apprends après 3 mois que je pouvais m’habiller comme j’avais envie!!!!
    Bref, c’est une société qui… fonctionne bcp sur l’apparence de leur marque mais derrière que ce cache-t-il???
    Que des pr…om…esses dans le vent….Mon c4 je l’ai recu avec des erreurs et en plus a l’heure a laquelle j’écris c’est tjrs pas en ordre et pourtant nous sommes les 16 novembre et j’ai quitté les 12 aout!!!!!!!!!!
    Ne travaillez JAMAIS pour eux se sont des arnarqueurs, comme quoi ”
    L’habit ne fait pas le moine” et là je vous le dis c’est pas une blague du JAMAIS vu durant 10 ans de carrière!
    C’est un scandale nous sommes sur la planète des singes!!!!!!!!

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  • AW

    Not sure how I feel about this – fun and playful yes but cheap looking at the same time.

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