I want to scream out all sorts of Rachel Zoe-isms at this stunning handbag. I DIE! Bananas! Shutting it down! It is not that the design is new to us, as we have looked at the Proenza Schouler PS1 many times before. It is this version, with the most luscious, vivacious deep purple python skin, that is killer.

This is my favorite of all Proenza Schouler Bags, mixing downtown edgy with uptown sophistication. I would love to see the Proenza Schouler Purple Python PS1 in person.

Proenza Schouler Purple Python PS1

The python skin looks to have a matte finish, which is my favorite way to see python on a handbag. The color is soaked up by the skin and looks deep and sultry. Purple is such a versatile color, able to be worn with most outfit options. The best part is, the color will pop depending on what you wear with it.

The PS1 is known for its front flap with a foldover closure and double straps. The top handle brings in the downtown/briefcase vibe, though most use the removable/adjustable shoulder strap. This is the ultimate PS1. If Rachel Zoe was looking at this bag now we know she would be going BANANAS. Buy through Barneys for $3,645.

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  • madelaine

    i saw leighton meester carrying this bag in purple velvet/suede material…its looks pretty good too…


    • Absolutely love it! Still prefer the purple python, which would look so stunning on

  • Paulina

    Wow. This bag is absolutely gorgeous. I would kill to have it.

  • Michael St. James

    The purple python is my favorite so far!


  • JasmineL.

    I like the black python one that MK was spotted with. But omg python is so impractical humid weather!

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  • Merve

    I dont get the big deal with this handbag. It looks like a school satchell to me! What am i missing?

  • dcblam

    Merve –
    you’re not missing much…..finally saw this IRL in suede…..in several colors, purple and a mustard yellow color. I was NOT impressed w/the quality of the suede….it was rough and not subtle like an excellent suede should be….the hardware…OMG…..it was INEXPENSIVE and looked INEXPENSIVE. I can see why people have had issues w/the front clasp coming apart. As for functionality – NOT.
    I like the old fashioned school bag look, but heck – for the price????? I think not.
    Just another “IT” obsession IMO.

    • Merve

      oo thx for info, i did think the suede looked rough from the photos.

      • That is too bad to hear. Wonder what the python is like in person – it looks really nice

  • ZJL

    I agree with Merve, this looks like a school bag or a man’s soft-sided briefcase. Purple is my favorite color, but that can’t make me like this bag!