Sometimes I hear people say that bags have faces, that on certain designs, the zippers and pockets and other miscellaneous pieces of hardware line up to an unintentional visage to for an unintentional visage in luxury leather. I rarely ever notice these bag faces myself, but I can see them when others point it out to me – my mom, for instance, sees smiling handbags everywhere she goes and used to claim that my Marc Jacobs Stam Bag looked angry. On the other hand, there’s nothing unintentional about the face staring back at us from the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Queen Regina Satchel.

Because of the flat photo, I first thought this bag was simply a picture of an Italian mosaic, printed on some sort of woven textile. Then I noticed the price – at nearly five grand, there had to be something else going on with this design, and sure enough, there is. Rather than just a flat print, the bag features an incredible amount of embroidery to render the image, plus a healthy smattering of jewels and crystals here and there. (It is Dolce & Gabbana, after all.)

Dolce’s had tons of success in recent seasons with hyper-literal prints of artwork, vistas and iconography from the duo’s native Italy, but it took a little while for the bags to get this treatment. While this design will likely have a very specific customer (and that customer is not me), I have to appreciate the amount of detail that goes into such an endeavor – this is probably the most heavily embroidered bag I’ve ever seen. Which “most” does this bag feel like for you? Play our “fill in the blank” game in the comments or pick up one of these unique bags for $4,950.

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  • Rashida

    I don’t like it. I wouldn’t wear it. But just my opinion.

  • Amanda

    …intricately embroidered bag I’ve seen in a while. It’s not for me but I can appreciate the ridiculous amount of fine detailing in it.

  • Lana del rey

    Authentic to what it is trying to resemble. I like because I’m Sicilian lol

  • breathtaking and gorgeous piece that I’ve seen in a while. I don’t even know if it classifies as a bag, I see it as a little work of art. That’s precisely why i consider fashion as a significant form of art!

  • FashionableLena

    beautiful work of art. I don’t know if I would carry it. If money were no object, I’d buy it just to display in my home.

  • Chris

    amazing handbag I have seen in a while. I am not sure if I would carry it (occasion and outfit have to be right), but if I had too much money, I might buy it just to add it to my collection.

  • Diddy

    Expensive and outdated within six months. If you want to throw away money, you can do it in more enjoyable ways. Or take a trip to an exotic location for that amount…..

  • Dan

    To the “sicilian” lady Lana del rey, please note that those mosaics are to be found in Ravenna, which is in Emilia Romagna (central Italy). Please revise your geography “sicilian”

    • Danielle

      Don’t be a bitch. She was just saying that she likes the print of the bag and its connection to her Italian heritage. Never did she say that the mosaic was from Sicily.

  • Lilly

    O.M.G This is what bag heaven looks like. Its beyond gorgeous.

  • Jennie M.

    1.Ornate 2.Mosaic 3.Historically Ancient? :-)

  • Toy Bag

    EXQUISITE bag ever. Miss Sicily Queen Regina is a handbag for displaying only.

  • Imgoingbroke

    It’s beautiful and I’d love to own it! I’d find every opportunity to wear it too!

  • Kate

    This bag was lovely. Reminded me more of Turkey/Byzantium than Italy, though. And the Latin geek in me that studied Classics as an undergrad can’t help but be perplexed by how redundant the “Queen Regina” part of the bag’s name is.