We’ve talked before about how consumers decide how much they’d be willing to spend on a non-leather bag. When we say “non-leather,” we’re usually talking about canvas, linen, woven straw, or some other kind of material that originates in nature. What about a fake leather bag, though? Most high-end retailers don’t stock much faux leather, so it’s something we don’t consider often. When I saw the Zambos & Siega on ShopBop, however, I was surprised to read that it was not only faux python, but entirely faux – as in not really leather.
In the matter of a few words, I went from thinking the price point was extremely fair to thinking that this bag was kind of a ripoff. If I wanted fake embossed PVC, I know exactly where to get it: Target. And it costs $19, not over $100. At least in the case of a canvas or straw bag, you’re getting REAL canvas or REAL straw, not a synthetic material masquerading as something naturally beautiful. So, ladies, I can’t help but tell you to stay far, far away from this one. Buy through ShopBop for $121.
P.S. Please consider supporting our small, bag-loving team by clicking our links before shopping or checking out at your favorite online retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or any of the listed partners on our shop page. We truly appreciate your support!