Whenever I publicly express my distaste for a brand, I like to try and find a bag in their collection that I have nice things to say about – it only seems fair. I have yet to find an entire line about which I can’t find a single redeeming quality, and I like to give everyone a fair shake. So guess what, folks! I found a Tory Burch bag that I actually like pretty well.
The Tory Burch Metallic Leather Tote has one major difference from most of the line’s other bags – a shocking lack of obvious, gaudy, giant logo. And that’s my favorite part, easily. Giant logos are unnecessary and increasingly gauche, and it’s nice to see that Tory’s people have at least a few ideas for making bags without them. I also like how they combined the shiny gold leather with such a sober neutral – the tan and gold coordinate, and the tan helps tone down a bit of the bling to make the tote really wearable. My one problem with it? The handles are a bit awkward, I would have preferred a flat strap to the quasi-rolled ones that it has. A minor correction, however, when you consider the brand’s other handbag offerings. Buy through Saks for $465.