Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve done it! I’ve found a Versace bag that doesn’t make my eyes roll or my stomach turn or my brain hurt just from looking at it. It’s simple! And functional! And kind of attractive! I could wear this bag and not be embarrassed about what it says about my taste level and also, my level of common sense.

But none of those things are what’s best about the Versace Giselle Lock Hobo. No, in fact, the best thing is the price. Shocking, right? Versace will normally charge at least two grand for any old thing, so color me shocked that the price tag for this attractive, reasonably functional bag falls so far below that number. Could it be that their accessories designers are finally realizing just how lucrative the handbag market can be if they give us products that are beautiful and fairly priced?

Don’t get me wrong, this is not the bag that’s going to save Versace’s company. It’s not even all that great of a bag, period. But it is a marked departure from the overwrought, over-designed bags that we’ve seen from the bag in the past, and the price point indicates at least a partial recognition that their products have been, well, asking too much for what they are.

But on this one, the price is good and the navy leather works nicely with the gold hardware. There are enough buckles and flaps and extra doo-dads that the Versace aesthetic is still present, but it’s no longer shouting for everyone’s attention. Instead, it’s understated and merely one part of the bag, instead of the design’s whole point. Buy through Nordstrom for $1350.

Green With Envy

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