Teal has always been one of my favorite bag colors. It’s vibrant enough to be considered a bright, but it’s not bright enough to be offensive or garish. And most people like blue, so teal tends to get lumped into that as well.

Which is why I like the Francesco Biasia Emily IV Crinkled Leather Tote so much. It’s a beautiful color, it’s all leather, and it’s priced very fairly – plus, who can’t use a roomy tote from time to time?

Francesco Biasia Emily IV Crinkled Leather Tote

At $198, I can’t help but think that this is would be a really great alternative to all the Longchamp bags that I saw carried around campus when I was in college. The shine might be a bit much, but I think that it would soften with a bit of wear, much like Balenciaga motorcycle bags. Plus, when pretty average Marc by Marc Jacobs nylon totes are going for the same price, doesn’t it make more sense to choose leather? Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $198.

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  • Loquita

    Great review! And I am a big fan of Francesco Biasia bags — they are of excellent quality, and fairly priced.

  • Cindy

    Teal is pretty. This bag,well the color anyway, reminds me of Belen Echandia’s petrol.

  • RY

    I thought it was priced very well, but looking closer it seems like a cheap leather. Not the usual thick and supple that FB bags have – probably that is the reason for it being so cheap compared to other FB bags.

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