We’ve been anticipating the buckle-and-strap-covered Alexander Wang Ingrid Satchel and Alexander Wang Kristen Tote ever since stock photos of Wang’s Spring 2011 collection emerged, and now that a few colors are available at PurseBlog favorite Net-a-Porter, it’s time to do a more thorough inspection of the line’s most eye-catching design. Are you feeling love, hate or ambivalence? Larger pictures to help sort out your feelings can be found after the jump.

I find myself enjoying the messy, scattered feel of these bags and the difference in texture between the suede body and the leather straps, but I wouldn’t buy either of the options you see here. Instead, I would advise waiting until the black-on-black version comes out, which still gives you the same great texture variation but in a dark color to de-emphasize some of the mess. This bag will likely appeal to only a narrow section of the style world, but those with the guts to carry it will be rewarded.

Buy the Ingrid Satchel through Net-a-Porter for $825.
Buy the Kristen Tote through Net-a-Porter for $945.

Sweet Summertime

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