Every time I see a patent hobo that’s supposed to slouch a bit in order to be wearable, I die a little bit inside. Why do designers keep doing this to us? Patent doesn’t slouch. That’s one of it’s innate qualities – it’s a structured, polished material for structured, polished bags.

I really like the maybe-tacky (shut up, I like tacky) effect of the burgundy zebra print on the Jimmy Choo Zebra Patent Hobo, but I can’t help but imagine that the stiff-looking handle would probably perch itself on my shoulder instead of molding to my arm, just like the body of the bag below it. As much as I try to make myself use bags like that because I enjoy them aesthetically, I just can’t do it.

Again, the color is totally to-die-for, and I think that a big, simple bag is the only way to properly show off the variation in the material. I would have preferred, however, that the bag was rendered as a tote – longer handles would take care of the need for the shoulder strap to bend and the body of the bag to sag. I like the shape of the bag as it is, but the combination of the shape and the material seem to be a bad idea. Buy through Nordstrom for $1295.

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  • Monique

    Glad to see the Linea Pelle giveaway. (fb)

  • Monique

    Thirteen hundred dollars?!? (fb)

  • Carrie

    Think I would prefer it simply 1 colour patent (not zebra pattern). It is luuurvely though! (fb)

  • CC

    I like the shape.. I also wish the handles were longer.

  • Mochababe73

    Too much money for a patent leather bag. I happen to love it because it has the animal print. A agree about the handle, and it should have been just plain leather. Also, that gold plate on the front needs to be taken off. (fb)

  • Pamela

    Jimmy Choo is one of my favorite designers but this bag looks uncomfortable on the shoulder. I have the patent ring bag and its sooo slouchy, soft and amazing! Ive tried a similiar choo bag to this one and it was so uncomfortable! (fb)

  • PT

    Not impressed (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Love the color (fb)

  • Shirley Ma

    It does look quite tacky. (fb)

  • Lucy Shapiro

    Love the patent leather and color (fb)

  • Peggy Keifer

    I love the wet slick look and the color is amazing! (fb)

  • Tamee

    I really like the color, but not the added print. The handle seems really stiff and uncomfortable. I can see the patent leather cracking instead of slouching, since the whole point of hobo bags is to be slouchy. (fb)

  • Mitch

    wow..that’s a glittery thing. But lovely as long as it lasts…but 1295 bucks whooa …no, I would spend those on something more classy.

  • Deb

    I normally HATE patent but something about this I like but NOT $1295 worth….. (fb)

  • Emily

    Holy cow! It better be cute for that price (fb)

  • kayla

    with the price and space, i’m just not a fan (fb)

  • Pat

    I really like the color and shape, but I’ve never been a fan of patent..also that zebra print with it just doesn’t do it for me. But, love Jimmy Choo. ‘(fb)’

  • Lauren

    Oh Jimmy. It looks tacky and I do not enjoy the print whatsoever. (fb)

  • Brenda Cervantes

    The color is nice. I would have to see it on to see how it hangs. (fb)

  • Jessica

    It’s so shiny it looks really cheap. (fb)

  • Adrienne Challinor

    very shiny! bring the windex wipes along in the bag for touchups (fb)

  • covertanjou

    I am not a big fan of patent purses. I must admit that that color is beautiful on this purse, but the extra zebra-print…too tacky. (fb)

  • Valentina

    Not my type of bag at all, but yeah, the color is amazing. Somehow shiny things seem so breakable, I think it may crack instead of tearing. (fb)

  • Shannon Baker

    I love the color of this bag, but don’t love the big ring on it….i’ve been looking for a purpple bag i guedd i’ll need to keep looking! still think the color is beautiful…..


  • Becky S.

    I agree — I wish the patent would/could slouch, because I do love the look of patent so much especially this time of yr- it adds that glam/classic touch w/o being over the top- that’s a gorgeous color, and I like the faint zebra pattern ( even though zebra handbags are getting tiresome imho)– i don’t like the handle either- maybe i should get a patent cross body bag

  • Jenn

    Love the color, dig the bangle bracelet, dread the fingerprints. (fb)

  • Roxanna

    LOVE the color. Iffy about the material. Such a cute design though.

    • Roxanna

      forgot the (fb)

  • Kayla

    I LOVE the color and the style is interesting but the zebra print needs to go. (fb)

  • Cate

    Wow, what beautiful patent leather! I love that the pattern is subtle, because patent is flashy enough on its own. I do agree, though, that it would work better as a tote, or maybe even an oversized clutch.

  • JJ

    not a fan of patent leather. If this were the same color/style is soft, smooshy leather I’d be in love. Unfortunately, this bag looks too stiff and plasticy and I’m not a big fan of it (fb)

  • Claire

    I don’t really like anything about this bag. (fb)

  • Ann

    I love the color and the design of this bag but you might be right about the handle and I do think the price is a bit high.

    • Ann

      oops, forgot the (fb)

  • Debbie

    I really like the color but am not a fan of patent and this one looks ridiculously shiny. (fb)

  • abitnerdy

    Love your I love tacky comment amanda! teehee! I am not a big fan of patent, buuuuttt the color is absolute love! (fb)

  • Kate

    Its the bangle-thing on the handle that breaks the deal for me with this bag…. (fb)

  • Inger

    I love the shape and colour of the bag, and I would know how to carry it. But the price is a bit to high even for a design like this. ( fb )

  • Barms

    Normally I dont like patent bags, but it works on this one, I think I like it! (fb)

  • popita

    oooh, is that a removable bangle? they should sell that alone! i think this bag may be too unique and tacky for me. at $1300 i’d like a bag that gets a lot of use — but this one… the second time you wear it/photograph with it, it will be “old”… kwim? cuz its so unique with the purple zebra print shiny leather, people will remember it forever! (fb)

  • Rosanna

    I’m not a fan of patent bags, but I really like the color of this one. A little too shiny for my taste though. I do however, love the bangle attached to the bag! (fb)

  • Shelly

    i love this bag (fb)

  • Pookie F. – (Stacy)

    I love this color, but not the patent leather. I prefer Choo’s Sky leather hobo that was made in regular leather with the snakeskin ring and handle. (fb)

  • Mai Thao

    Uh, besides the patent leather I don’t like this bag either… (fb)

  • robyn

    I absolutely love the color and shap, although patent isn’t my thing. But very interesting…(fb)

  • Lydia

    I feel like reaching through the screen and yanking up the middle of the purse. I completely agree with you that the leather and designer are TO DIE FOR, but the hobo style just isn’t working. I’m all about making material do new and interesting things, but this is one material that was not intended for the “slouch.” (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    Looks Cheap! but I do like the color (fb)

  • BLynnT

    I love the color and effect of this bag, but I agree that it would likely work better as a structured tote and that the slouchy style seems at odds with patent material. (fb)

  • Eliana

    I really like it, guess I care less about structure… (fb)

  • Yenli

    Love the color and it’s really shiny but no for me (fb)

  • Shine

    i like this because it looks nice, and i like diguise(like this one its not becuase its zebra print it was supposed to be B & W) (fb)

  • Lianne

    It’s a gorgeous bag to look at in a picture, but I’m really not sure I’d want to carry it. (fb)

  • Karen

    This is INSANE! I love it!!!! (fb)

    • Jelita78

      exactly what i was thinking!
      i must be insane coz i’m loving it too!! (ipad)

  • Denise

    I want it!!!! I love super shiny patent bags, this is gorgeous!! (fb)

  • Debbie

    I like it but not for $1295 maybe $295 tops. (FB)

  • mika

    rather have this one than the HEFTY LV… (fb)

  • Lilly P.

    I like it! Beautiful color. (fb)

  • Natalie

    not sure if I love the Zebra print…but the color? *drools* (fb)

  • Gelynn

    Great color!! (fb)

  • Veronia Allen

    Beautiful Bag!! (fb)

  • justa9url

    It’s WAY too shiny. It looks like someone threw a whole bucket of glaze on it. (fb)

  • goldie

    I actually like this bag and think it is quite sassy! Hey, at least it will hold up well in the rain. (fb)

  • Camille

    I like the zebra on the patent. Different. (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It looks like a fun bag but the strap is too short for me (fb)

  • Joy

    shineeeeeeeeeeeeey ;P

  • Alex

    Doesn’t look bad, handle a little short. should be offered in other fun summer colors like aqua, yellow etc. positive: you could try to wear the decorating ring as a bangle (fb)

  • kellie wilson

    This purse is really really nice!! I like the fact they took a risk with the unusual combo! cute for spring! (fb)

  • ad

    not for me i think. its too shiny that it looked fake and plastic. designers please come up with something that is swoon-worthy. im in need to swoon over new bags! (fb)

  • Helena

    Patent should be always structured-period! (fb)

  • lily

    beautiful! (FB)

  • Vickie

    Do not like this one! (FB)

  • Dawne Strehl

    THe handle does not look comfy, but I like the look. ‘(fb)’

  • Sofia Nolan

    not a big fan of purple, kind of picky when it comes to strong colors like this, but this bag is gorgeous!

  • Cora Coomber

    I would LOVE to have this bag! (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    Patent shiny has always looked cheap to me. Probably b/c there are so many cheap alternatives out there, I couldn’t pay that much for this one. I do like the color. (fb)

  • Nikki

    I’m having mixed feelings about this one. I love the color but the handle is too short. (fb)

  • kylie

    this bag is sooo nice!! (fb)

  • Kate

    Reminds me of a YSL bag but still very nice and shiny. : )

  • Sonya

    This bag is cute!!!

  • Tanyus

    agree about the strap, but I think the color and material make up for it (fb)

  • Lizzie

    The color is absoultely beautiful

  • Latifa

    I think Choo should stick to shoes.. I haven’t found one bag that I really really like :(

  • marian T

    beauty! (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Beautiful patent leather. Love the subtle animal prints. (fb)

  • Hilda

    Beautiful and elegant.the color is so bright and shiny and match with amazing dress in a party.but the style not for everyday walk.(fb)

  • Nika

    Not diggin’ it! (fb)

  • Vero Gimenez

    Loooooooooove this bag, zebra in patent

  • Jocelyn

    I like the color but that’s it. (fb)

  • April

    Another work of art ruined by the name plate on the front. The name plate should be on the sides so the beauty of the bag is the focus. Jimmy Choo saves me a lot of money by placing those tacky name plates on the front because there are so many bags I would be buying from them.

  • ROSH

    omg omg omg! im in bag heaven!

  • Limey

    too plastic looking for me… (ipad)

  • bagsforlani

    Amanda as always you are right on point, patent doesn’t slouch and I too like the (tacky) burgundy zebra print. I totally agree with your review though, longer handles would work better. At first glance I really liked this bag.