Be still, my heart.

Although versions of that famous phrase appear in the works of both Homer and Shakespeare, I think that it is most usefully and accurately employed to describe my salivating, almost quivering reaction upon seeing the Salvatore Ferragamo Python Soft Sofia Shoulder Bag. To put it in more vernacular terms: holy crap, y’all. If a bag can be sexy, this bag is sexy. I want to settle down and buy a house with it – too bad its price would be a good start to a downpayment.

It’s just…beautiful. Elegant, simple, clean-lined. I’ve always loved the somewhat off-kilter structure of the Sofia bag’s gussets (they’re folded up at the bottom and affixed with metal Ferragamo rings instead of neatly stitched), and rendering the shape in python only serves to up the wow-factor by several orders of magnitude.

I can only imagine how fragile snow-white python would be and how scared I would be to get it dirty, so this bag is likely not for the faint of heart or those whose existences find them sitting their bags on the ground from time to time. If you’re looking for a beautiful bag to carry very carefully, however, this is the one that I would suggest over all others that I’ve seen in the past few months. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $3391.

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  • Janinevs

    Gorgeous! But yeah, not even in my dreams can I carry a white python bag!

  • marian t

    nice bag, but definitely not my kind of price. (fb)

  • BLynnT

    Too high a price for me, but wow! Absolutely gorgeous! (And yes, I think “sexy” is a totally appropriate word in this case.) (fb)

  • Cate

    Yes, I have to agree: white bags are difficult on a general level, and white python is even more delicate. But what an absolutely perfect specimen of a handbag! (fb)

  • mai

    Cute but u can’t afford it either. (fb)

  • Sweet Rags

    I really like that bag!! Its a good size and color

  • Amy

    Just gorgeous. Too bad I’d get it dirty. Also too bad I don’t have that much cash to spend on a bag! (fb)

  • Choy

    Yet another great bag to blog, I wish I had your job! It’s definitely beautiful and sexy. I think the type of buckle used doesn’t do it much justice but definitely would love me so snow-white python. (fb)

  • Rosanna

    This is such a great, classic bag. I’m loving the side details. I’m clumsy though so I’m not sure how a white bag would work out for me (not that I can afford it anyways heh). (fb)

  • Linda

    I dunno. The price is too competitive with Hermes bags! Too precious a bag for practicality!

  • savannah

    I do like python, but I do not like the white. (fb)

  • swags

    Besides not being practical, I can’t see using this daily and if you are going to spend that much on a bag, you should feel comfortable carrying it constantly. I also don’t happen to find the bag particularly exciting. (fb)

  • Mika

    if not for the price i will surely be carrying one of this.(fb)

  • Lynn

    I love this bag! And I don’t even like white handbags! (fb)

  • Mattie

    For some reason I just can’t quite get behind the idea of ever having a python, crocodile, snakeskin… or really any reptile bag! (fb)

  • amsyahreza

    Oh,Soft Sofia!Be mine in 2012??LOL(fb)

  • laura

    Not a big fan of WHITE purses (they are so easily made dirty!) but this purse is very nice! (fb)

  • Victoria

    my heart just skipped a few beats… “Utterly beautiful” is right!! Now I will go to bed tonight and dream of having the money to buy this beautiful creature!!! (fb)

  • ad

    wow, dats a gorgeous bag. it looks very clean and pristine. just as i am in the market for a white bag. now where did i left those three thousand dollars lying around? (fb)

  • Melody

    love the python and the white but not so much for the style… crazy price anyway! haha! (fb)

  • Debbie

    Definitely wouldn’t want to shell out that kind of money for a bag I’d be afraid to carry. It is a beautiful bag though! (fb)

  • Denise

    i love it!!!!! i need this (fb)

  • Kori

    Now this is my kind of bag!! Gorgeous!!! (fb)

  • Karen

    Holy hell. I am in love. I want that bag, thats effing amazing!!!!! (fb)

  • Pat

    This I love! But, it is way too expensive for me. A girl can dream though. (fb)

  • raleine

    Lovely bag! How i wish i could afford it. (fb)

  • Connie

    This bag is absolutely gorgeous. White bags normally do not scare me but considering the price I would definitely be afraid to carry this bag. (fb)

  • Monique

    Very pretty (fb)

  • robyn

    Don’t know if I’m a fan of white bags, but it is a beautiful bag! (fb)

  • Lizzie

    really pretty and sophisticated

  • joana

    if i have the money i will definitely invest one of this. (fb)

  • Stacy

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I’m LUSTING after this bag!! (fb)

  • covertanjou

    Gorgeous! I want one….but I can’t afford it…sob (fb)

  • Natalie

    oh my! It is time for me to invest in some Ferragamo! Beautiful! (fb)

  • Jacki

    It is stunning! I want……. (fb)

  • Lianne

    Oh, lordie, that is my dream bag. Or maybe I should say it would be my dream bag in almost any colour but white. White is just… I’d be terrified. Chocolate brown and steel grey (I need a nice grey purse) or a bright colour, but not white. (fb)

  • Marsha

    very nice………. (fb)

  • Joy

    ehh nice
    but not liking the snake skin or the whatever skin it is :/

  • Alex

    Beautiful and way out of range – but one is allowed to dream and admire.
    Congratulations to the ones who will proudly carry this beauty (fb)

  • Tamee

    I’d buy it in a heartbeat. If I had the moolah. Which I don’t. So boo hoo! It’s gorgeous! (fb)

  • Kendra

    It’s…ok (fb)

  • Maria

    Like it lots (fb)

  • Kate

    I love it.

  • Lilly P.

    This is really gorgeous! (fb)

  • Sue-ellen Brown

    Love it…(fb)..purseblog pick me..shameless plug for myself..lols

  • Sammi

    love it but I would be so paranoid with it getting dirty. (fb)

  • ginny

    sooo pretty!!! (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Beautiful color. Love the texture. Can’t afford it. Don’t have the luxury to afford it. (fb)

  • Natasha

    GORGEOUS (fb)

  • Megan Robins

    I love bags of color but a white bag with the right detail and shape just speaks volumes abt the fashionista you are! This bag is hawt! And super classy an all season must have! (fb)

  • amai

    I LOVE it! (fb)

  • Nola

    Love it! Ferragamo is an under-rated designer.

  • Roxanna

    SO classy and gorgeous! But its sooo expensive (fb)

  • Brenda cervantes

    I usually dont like white bags but this one is great. (fb)

  • Karelia

    Gorgeous! (fb)

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  • Lily

    This little thing is so beautiful!!!! (fb)

  • Cathy

    It’s white….. I’m not allowed to look at white handbags.
    But it’s lovely- don’t tell anyone I peeked.

  • kellyx

    its not that very expensive for a exotic bag i think…nancy gonzales or other designer ones would have cost alot more…really

  • Jane

    i want it! but i think the price is waay over my handbag budget…(fb)

  • agnes manalili


    so sexy and it.

  • Jennifer

    This is a great looking bag. Looks so elegant. (fb)

  • Kadri

    i have lost my heart! (fb)

  • Tanyus

    so gorgeous! (fb)

  • Nikki

    This one is swoon-worthy. I want to have one! (fb)

  • Sofia Nolan

    Sofia shoulder bag you say? no wonder I find it pretty! giggles :)

  • Sonya

    This bag is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! There is nothing left to say.

  • justa9url

    I usually don’t fawn over white bags but this is simply beautiful. (fb)

  • Kayla

    So great! I love the exotic skin! (fb)

  • Shine

    Yeah i agree its really soft, since the snake skin was probably dyed in white.. in snake skin i really dont like the natural pattern of the snake and then made into a bag, i dont really like the visual texture of that.. But this is exceptional the leather is softer to look at and it was elegantly crafted.(fb)

  • kl

    Very gracious looking bag. I would like it in a different color though. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    no white for me (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    me again (fb)

  • Deborah Curran

    This I love. Color is great and I love the design – not sure how I’d feel about using python every day – I’d be afraid to ruin it (fb)

  • Nika

    I totally love this bag (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    old lady bag (fb)

  • faith24

    this is such a gorgeous bag- but a little too high maintenance (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It looks like a great bag. The white scares me a bit though. (fb)

  • Ellen

    This bag looks so luxurious and soft. I agree though, that it would be daunting to carry this bag due to its color. (ipad)