This is truly a type of handbag I’d like to see more of. I am satisfied enough with what I see to place it in the “winner” category, but I am also a bit eager to see it in person (which admittedly I have not done yet). This is the kind of bag that I took a look at and instantly wanted to know more about. I am always intrigued by lesser known designers and have a soft spot for them in my heart. I mean, even Chanel was a lesser known designer way back when.
So, what is it about the Great by Sandie Chirla Tassel Bag that has lured me in? At first glance I was sure that it was a clutch. While the name of the bag didn’t go with my initial thought, once I read about it a bit more I realized that there is a detachable wrist and shoulder strap. Meaning, carry this as an oversized wallet, clutch or cross-body bag. As you know, being a clutch lover myself, I would opt for the clutch carrying option.
The pebbled leather is beautiful. I love the color; I imagine the texture to be soft and supple; the tassel pulls really add just the right finishing touch. While the V zipper detail might be hit or miss, I for one like it. You don’t see this kind of detailing often and I am all for a bag that is just a bit different. The only thing is that I am not quite sure it would be a part of my Fall repertoire. However, it would be a great clutch to offer a bit of color to the winter months. Buy through Shopbop for $372.