When I saw the Burberry Heart-Studded Satchel for the first time, I had the same internal monologue that I had while flipping through accessories pictures from the brand’s Spring 2011 runway show. It went something like, Really? That’s it? Christopher Bailey can do wonders with every other segment of the brand, but this is all that us handbag folks get?

Sadly, yes, this is all we get. Despite some accessory success several seasons ago and a few nice-yet-completely-unmemorable bags popping up every few months, Burberry’s handbag efforts have left much to be desired for some time now. I can only hope that the best is yet to come and that Bailey will throw us a bone of some sort in the near future. In the meantime, what in the world does he want us to do with this?

I just…I can’t. I can’t work with this. I’m not 12, I’m a grown woman, and I don’t want studded heart shapes covering anything on which I’m expected to spend $1500. I can get behind well-intention irreverence and I’m always up for a little bit of whimsy, perhaps even more so than the average Burberry customer, but this design reeks of immaturity.

I can barely think of anything articulate to say about this bag because the only thing that keeps popping into my head over and over every time I look at it is WTF. And that’s not particularly articulate or interesting, but it may indeed be an accurate and fair reaction. Burberry can do better than this with leather – just look at their Spring 2011 jackets – and I hope that someone in the company’s accessory department steps up to the plate soon. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1495.

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edoardo
edoardo
12 years ago

I have not the answer to your question, but i have to say that Bailey is a very good designer of clothes that sometimes realizes good bags and shoes and sometimes not. Here he didn’t!

http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

ob la di ob la da
ob la di ob la da
12 years ago

Yikes. I usually love whimsy and cute but this doesn’t pull it off at all. Not a fan.

cancan
cancan
12 years ago

Well, I don’t agree with you Amanda. As a 22 years old, I like this design. It’s cute it’s young and it’s fun. Designer handbags don’t always have to look so elegant or mature. Burberry has a lot of young fans too

advo
advo
12 years ago
Reply to  cancan

Really? I’m 22 too and I think the Burberry bags are usually either dated or too trendy. And I don’t feel like paying that much money for a bag that only last a season.

Susie
Susie
12 years ago

I think the heart pattern makes the bag look cheap. It looks like something you would find at a mall kiosk. I am really confused as to why you would ruin a leather bag with a design like this.

Chris
Chris
12 years ago

I could not agree more. Even a 12 year old may be insulted. Hideous.

KathyB
KathyB
12 years ago

I agree with you 100%! $1,500 for something that looks like a kiosk bag is a waste of money. I would get tired of that bag in about 2 weeks or less.

It’s shape looks somewhat like LV Stephen.

Linda
Linda
12 years ago

I agree. There hasn’t been a Burberry bag that’s caught my attention since the classic plaid tote. I love the new scarfs and new color combinations but the bags look like inexpensive knock offs.

Lorie
Lorie
12 years ago

Ugh

Lisa T
Lisa T
12 years ago

Burberry? Really? I thought it was a Betsey Johnson bag at first.

Jen
Jen
12 years ago

Wow. That’s a hella ugly bag. I mean, studded hearts? Really? I always saw their core customer as 30-40 year old women. What middle-aged woman is going to wear that on her arm and not feel silly?

chloehandbags
chloehandbags
12 years ago
Reply to  Jen

Hey, 30 year olds aren’t middle-aged, LOL!

39 year olds aren’t even, normally, classed as middle-aged, in fact.

40+ is middle-aged in most people’s books, with 40 being young middle-aged.

GG Pastel