Despite my overwhelming love for black, I always seem to bypass black handbags. My theory is that since I wear so much black clothing, when it comes to accessories, I should experiment with color in at least my handbag and shoes. I’m a big fan of a black-on-black look, but if you’re pale like I am and wear too much black all at one time, well, people start to stare. The fact that I dye my hair black probably doesn’t help my cause.

Sometimes, though, there’s a black bag that’s just too fabulous for me to resist. This time, it’s the Christian Louboutin Tinzita Shoulder Bag that has me in its grasp. I’m sure that there are other colors out there for this particular bag, but there’s something about the super-soft black leather that’s got my attention.

Louboutin has done such a great job loading this bag with texture and visual interest that the neutral color doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, if this bag had been done in bright leather, it might be just a tad too much. As it is, not only are the material’s softness and pliability clear through the prominent pleats, but the tassels provide movement without being too sloppy. This bag makes me want to pick it up and examine how it’s put together, which is exactly what good design should make a person want to do. Plus, all Louboutin bags are lined in red suede – details like that make me so happy. Buy through Saks for $2595.

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  • Mochababe73

    The bag is beautiful, and I am not a black handbag person either. I think that I may own four. I love the detailing, and that leather has a pretty sheen to it which means that it must have top of the line dyes and processing. The tassels are great. Looks like I have an excuse to go to SAKS and take a look at it. Of course, do I really need a reason to go to SFA.
    Do you know if those are black beads on the handles?

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I can’t tell if the beads are wood or leather-covered or if they’re actually beads, unfortunately. I think they may have been beads at one point, but all fastened in place for the bag? That’s one of the reasons I want to see the bag in person.

  • Zaneta

    This bag absolutely rocks. I love it, love it and love it. I definitely know what’s my next Birthday wish. The detailing, the tassels everything is just amazing. You can tell that this is a piece on its own. I love black not just for my outfits but also on my accessories and this one is after a long time an absolute Winner. Great find :)

  • LDJ

    OMG, I love this bag!!!!! As far as the black issue, my problem is with clothing, but I’ve been doing pretty good with my bags. I haven’t purchased a nice black bag in a while, thats because I haven’t came across a nice one lately. But if I had the dinero, I would most definetly purchase this bag.

  • BLynnT

    I love this bag! I think you are right, Amanda, that in another color, the detailing would be too much, but in black it looks great. Usually I don’t even like this much detailing, but on this bag, it’s done in such a way that the different elements don’t compete with each other at all and they just look great together. Yes, this is a wonderful, wonderful choice for a black bag that still makes a statement.

  • Nee

    oooh, i love the look of the leather, just makes me want to pick up the bag and squeeze. Alas, i do not like the tassles, if I was to buy the bag, i would be tempted to have bag repair person cut off the tassles:( But the leather really does look sumptuous!

  • Nee

    oooh, i love the look of the leather, just makes me want to pick up the bag and squeeze. Alas, i do not like the tassles, if I was to buy the bag, i would be tempted to have a brilliant bag repair person cut off the tassles:( But the leather really does look sumptuous!

  • Sher77

    This is gorgeous. Very tempting. Waiting on your RHONY post Amanda!!!

  • Stacy

    This is an interesting design and I love it! It’s unique and feels like a one of a kind – not cut from other molds – type of bag. Finally! Kudos! Way to think outside of the box Louboutin.

  • JenG

    I like!

  • swags

    I like it! In the world of black bags, this one stands out. It doesn’t remind me of anything I’ve seen before.

  • bindc

    Fabulous. Love it. Would rock that bag hard.

  • Sofia Nolan

    Wonderful! I wonder how much space is there inside?

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Saks has a shot with the bag open on their website, it looks like it would make a great purse for everyday use – lots of room and a beautiful red lining.

  • Mika

    im not into frills.. if not for that.. i actually like the bag

  • Melody

    i’ve always had the mindset that shoe designers are not gd with bags… time to change tat mindset! =D

  • Terri

    This bag is GORGEOUS!!! I love that the tassels are ample and not skimpy which many times they are. The beads above the tassels remind me of nuts & bolts.

  • annabelle

    this looks beautiful!!! (fb)

  • Jane

    Wow this is a gorgeous bag! The leather looks so soft and smoochy. The details and shape is so perfect and then to open the bag and find red well that is nothing but beautiful. (fb)

  • Jacqueline Suzanne

    OMG, I am the only one not liking this bag! It is too busy and ugly!!

  • atrophia

    Ooh, love it! It looks soft and smooshy while still being well-constructed and durable.

  • Jocelyn

    The handles remind me of brooms. (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    I just don’t like those tassels. Too big, and overpowering on the bag for me. I do like the texture on the bag though.

  • Ana

    I love this bag! It’s so cute :)

  • Celeste

    Good grief that is gorgeous. Love the texture and that’s it’s not (or doesn’t seem to be anyway) overly shiny leather..

  • Chris

    This bag is fantastic. The pleats are meticulous. The bag is definitely making a statement. It is not my style at all, but still I can admire it and think somebody else – with the right style – will look fabulous wearing it.

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  • Sonya

    This bag is a beauty! The pleats are outstanding and the size is wonderful. The only thing it’s missing is a red bottom. LOL!!!

  • Brandy

    I love everything about this bag EXCEPT…. I do not like tassels.. Period..

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