Juicy Couture almost had me on the Juicy Couture Cheetah Daydreamer Tote. My predilection for the occasional tacky handbag is well-documented, as is my love for animal print, and this was almost a match made in cheesey heaven for me.
But then, as the brand is wont to do, they ruined it.
As they say in Clueless, this bag is a full-on Monet. From a distance, it looks relatively simple and a bit cheeky, which is something that a lot of people like. When you go in for the close-up, though, things are just a big ol’ mess.
One of my biggest gripes with the brand as a whole is that they manage to splash their logo all over everything they make. As someone in my early 20s, I should be within their target customer demographic, but their overly logo-conscious aesthetic turns me off almost completely. I thought that maybe, just maybe, this was a Daydreamer bag without an enormous logo covering its center, but when I looked at the picture, I realized I was sadly mistaken.
There’s huge, tacky embroidery, just as there almost always is. It doesn’t look right on the bag, it clashes with the pattern, and it’s ugly. Try harder next time, Juicy. Buy through Nordstrom for $198.