Why so serious Salvatore Ferragamo?

I suppose my thinking of this bag as being too structured and too serious goes hand in hand with the fact that my job does not call for me to dress up in a skirt and jacket or anything formal. EVER. I think if someday I needed to put on a pant suit I would quit. Ok that is a lie, because I sort of adore pant suits. But there is something too proper, too structured, and too refined about the Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Icona Vitello Tote for my taste.

Don’t get me wrong, the bag is gorgeous. It is just not for me. I love my laid back lifestyle, and when I say laid back, I mean laid back. The popularity of boyfriend jeans made my life better, and slouchy shoulder bags along with long strapped cross-body bags put a smile on my face. The most structured bags in my collection, other than clutches, are my Hermes Birkins. There is just not much need in my life for such a refined bag, which does not speak against the quality or beauty.


The grey version looks much more timeless and luxurious than the black version with grey handles. Actually I almost wonder if that is a coloring mistake on the website, because it seems rather odd (click on the black and tell me what you think). The body of the bag is extremely structured, very briefcase-like, very power-bag. The overall feeling is classic.

The hardware is Ferragamo classic and the look of the bag is classic. There are double top handles, a zipper and flap closure, and an outside snap pocket. For those of you who want this bag and want to carry it to work, you will most likely not be able to fit most laptops. The iPad is a different story however, as it will slide perfectly into this bag (dimensions are 12½”W X 9″H X 4½”D). Come to think of it, how perfectly fitting would it be for a professional to carry this bag and pull out her iPad and get to work. Good look, right? I can not complain about the price either, as it is very reasonable. Buy via Saks for $1,050.

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