It’s always a bit disappointing to be able to look at a bag and know immediately how it could have been better. I can understand that after a certain point, design teams are unable to be objective about their products and less-than-perfect bags get made by every brand, ever season, but I still get a little frustrated when I see one.

The Jimmy Choo Nica Tote would be a part of that group. I like nearly everything about it – the rough, tough finish of the leather, the chaotic tangle of chains that forms the handle attachments, the slightly unfinished feel of the design. All that stuff is great, but the proportion is totally throwing me off – if only the body of the bag had been a bit bigger and a bit wider, I would absolutely love this tote.

But the bag isn’t bigger or wider, so I’m a bit disappointed. I don’t know if it’s enough to ruin it for me, but I still notice the disproportionate handle no matter how long I look at pictures of the design. Perhaps I’m being too picky – it wouldn’t be the first time. I love the size and scale of the handle, however, and the fact that it’s not attached to a bag that does it total justice is really too bad. The price isn’t terrible, though, so if you don’t see the same problem that I see this would be a great bag for fall. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1695.

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  • KD Munoz

    I think its perfect, afterall it IS Jimmy Choo- what’s not to like??? The handle is just long enough to sit under the arm & the purse just large enough not to be a suitcase to confuse with days of hauling your belongings around friends homes, yet- not so small it holds no value…

  • Kailey

    I agree with KD. I think it looks pretty darn good on the model…and it’s actually one of the first Jimmy Choo bags that I like!

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

    Yeah, the more I look at it, the more I think I *am* being too picky. But if they could just give me an inch on either side, I’d be so happy!

  • mochababe73

    It’s a little boring. I like the chain detail, but that’s about it.

  • Tiffany

    hideous! i definitely don’t like!

  • Bagladee

    This bag is gorgeous!!! Did you know that it comes in two sizes? I have the medium in brown and the leather is to die for. And the silver chain detail is edgy. I think it is the perfect size. The bag also comes in a larger version, which may be more to your liking.

    • monica

      I have the bag in brown, too. Do you have an issue with denim color transferring to it?

  • Margherita

    Jimmy Choo is a no no never

  • Ray

    It DOES come in a larger size! i love, love, love this bag for the touch and comfort. the gunmetal is so hot. i just wish the cognac was richer.

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  • maggie

    Small ladies (5ft 1″) love handbag designers who include correctly proportioned handbags in their collections, for us. Many beautiful bags are eliminated because of width.

  • Jelita78

    no Amanda, it’s not an illusion.
    u are right.
    something is a miss when looking at this bag.
    i love the scales too, but wish it would be more proportionate – wider perhaps.. (ipad)

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