Burberry Raffia ShopperI’ve heaped much praise on Burberry for their most recent collection and today, I’d like to take a little bit of it back. A lot of their stuff? Really good. The Burberry Raffia Shopper? Not nearly as good.

What I can’t decide, though, is if the bag itself is bad or if this is just an epically bad choice of color and texture combination. The bag, of course is made out of raffia straw. But when you dye it blue-grey and fade it, then fray it around the edges and stitch it together in a patchwork formation…it just looks like someone cut up my old jeans. And not in a good way. The color is definitely what makes it so obvious, but the tan version looks like frayed denim from a distance as well. I like the shape and the idea of patchwork raffia, but I think it’s lacking in execution. Patchwork denim isn’t a good look on anyone, even if it isn’t really denim. Buy through Nordstrom for $1395.

  • Merve

    $1300 for grey straw? mmmm no

  • renee

    Don’t turn your back on any hungry horses!

  • amanda@ithinkfashion

    hmm… what’s up with fashionable hay this summer with miumiu’s hay heels oh and this bag – definitely wrong choice of colour… if its going to be bold with materials.. might as well go the whole way? make it REALLY BRIGHT!

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  • Emily

    i love burberry. this isn’t one of my favorites and it’s way over priced. but i still like it.

  • Otter

    quite the pricey feedbag.

  • MizzJ

    I don’t know what everyone else thinks, but when I think of Burberry, I think of classic, tailored, English style, not the kooky eccentric side of English style. This bag is more the latter and it’s not a good thing. Just think of how scratchy this would feel against your skin!

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  • me

    I don’t really like straw bags, but I don’t actually hate this.

  • Sher

    I actually like this and would like it in tan even better for summer.Very Funky, but overpriced I think. I would buy it on sale.

  • Kendra

    I would prefer it in tan, too. (fb)

  • Kathryn

    beautiful color!

  • Adrienne Zedella

    i don’t love it, i don’t hate it. it’s neither here nore there (fb)