More so than basically any other brand I can think of, Juicy Couture seems to always manage to make bags that I SHOULD like, but I don’t (I’m speaking only of their leather bags – most of their cloth ones have earned my scorn rightfully). I was faced this conundrum again when I saw the Juicy Couture Padlock Grace Tote. I like the color, I like the chain and tassel details, and I generally don’t have much of a problem with satchels.
So I think that my general dislike for the bag, and for other bags from the line, is that it just seems like it’s trying too hard. There’s too much unnecessary seaming, too many coy little rivets, and too little attention paid to the overall shape and flow of the design. Instead of spending so much time trying to decide where they could put seams that don’t even serve a functional purpose, they could have better spent it making the bag a more interesting or unexpected shape. But they didn’t, so this is what we have. Buy through Shop Bop for $428.