Have you heard of Gianni Chiarini? I haven’t. Several of their bags just popped up on Nordstrom‘s website over the weekend, and although I’ve never heard of them, I’m interested in the Gianni Chiarini Soft Leather Shopper. And why am I intrigued by it? Because it has the words “soft” and “leather” in the name, of course. If the leather is soft, little else matters. Which is fortunate for this bag, because there’s little else to it – I see some grommets for the handles and a seam down the middle, but other than that, it’s all leather. Something tells me that, when it’s not stuffed for display on a website, this bag would slouch with the best of them. If the leather is ADVERTISED as soft, I’ve got to imagine it actually is, and soft leather usually slouches very well once you’ve put all your loot inside of it. Soft leather also usually has another very important bag characteristic – it’s often much lighter than more structured bags or those with stiffer leather. So it’s soft, it’s simple, the brownish-purple makes a great neutral, and you’ll probably be the first of your friends to have it. What else do you need to know? Buy through Nordstrom for $378.
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