Oh, well, this is very interesting, now isn’t it?
L.A.M.B. bags are often a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, but some of the stuff I’ve seen from them in the past few weeks makes it seem like they’re really starting to get a toehold on their design aesthetic. First, we’ve been talking about one of their much-anticipated Holiday 2010 bags over on BagThatStyle recently, and now we have the L.A.M.B. Charlemagne Hobo that is newly available from ShopBop.
I’m not sure if this bag is from Fall/Winter or Holiday, but I am sure that it’s probably the most appealing L.A.M.B. bag that I’ve ever seen. One can only hope that they continue to soldier bravely on in this direction.
The bag keeps up the brand’s layered, patterned aesthetic by combining strips of supple, smooth leather with grosgrain ribbon insets to create a striped pattern that is still neutral because of its monochromality. Things like this are what L.A.M.B. should have been doing all along in order to attract the biggest customer base possibly while still embracing an interesting, atypical aesthetic, but I’m just glad they’ve finally figured it out. I would be happy to own and carry this handbag. Buy through ShopBop for $495.