Akris’s first attempts at handbag success were almost universally well-received; despite being illogically pricey, the Akris Horsehair Ai Bag sold briskly and dotted magazine pages and the arms of celebrities as visible as Angela Jolie. Now that the brand has its footing, it’s time to branch out.

The Akris Allega Braided Leather Hobo is indeed a worthy next step for a brand that prides itself on precision and technique. Although this bag doesn’t appear to be “braided” in the traditional sense of the word, the thin leather strips are woven together to give a ton of texture to what otherwise might be an unspectacular hobo.

Using such tiny leather pieces for such a large bag gives this design an appearance somewhat similar to wicker, except lightyears more interesting and luxurious. I would worry a bit about snags and rips, but Akris generally uses excellent materials, so I’d be more likely to trust them with this sort of construction than most other brands. If you’re looking to spend some serious cash on a special bag that can still be worn every day, this one should definitely be on your candidate list. Buy through Saks for $2990.

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  • edoardo

    I agree with the title. AKris is one of the msot intersting and not so known brand….It’s amazing its capacity to work with the shapes and, int he same time, not to forget the elegance and the wereablity of the bags. AMazing this bag with that wonderful color, ideal for spring!


  • shueaddict

    oh, mercy !!! why does it have to be so expensive ??

  • Ana JB

    The handle w/ the metal and this bag are very well-designed. This bag has a sense of lightness and moviment. It’s chic, modern… I loved!
    The price…ouch!

  • Vitta

    It is a definite No for me – can’t justify to pay this kind of money for this.

  • EL

    I love it..

  • Linda

    The price is unwarranted.

  • Josie G.

    Yeah, it’s Pretty Awesome. I Love it. But the Price, Wow! i can’t pay for the kind of money!!! Big Ouch!

  • fvictim

    I don’t really like the color of the bag,but it is pretty nice. for mote fashion posts you can visit my blog fashionoffduty.blogspot.com if u r looking for inspirations and great fashion pics ! comment and follow me ! ,

  • CL

    i’ll have to politely pass on this dreary bag (ipad)

  • Smith

    nope and nope! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Cute summer bag (ipad)


    love a mustard bag (ipad)


    good for summer (ipad)

  • Rae

    I would love this bag. Wish I could afford it. The color is perfect! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    looks awesomely distinctive..
    but somehow the handle, is totally out of proportion to the bag..
    i think i’ll skip this one out.. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    but the colour is nice though..
    looks sort of rattan weaved.. (ipad)

  • Cindy

    No bueno. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Not liking it :/ (ipad)

  • Jen

    I LOVE THIS. The color, the design… especially the color. (ipad)

  • Julia

    i like the shape of the bag…but when it’s filled to the brim and heavy with my daily haul, will it sag? :| (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Not really feeling this one. (ipad)

  • Lara

    color isn’t for me. (ipad)

  • helen

    Horsehair?? (ipad)

  • LisRi

    It’s cute but the price is a little high. (ipad)

  • swati

    I love it. the color is wonderful and the concept justifies the price. My only concern would be the handle – i don’t think its long enough. The bag has a bulky shape and would rest awkwardly at above waist level (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Great bag. (ipad)