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.

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  • Jacqueline

    I agree! This is great! I would love this in a chestnut brown. (fb)

    • Annon

      I agree with the chocolate brown idea! Great color choice. And Amanda, great entry! Spot-on!

  • Lydia M

    Agree. It’s actually very nice for Versace, not tacky. Love it. (fb)

  • Deborah Curran

    There is a lot to like with this. First the shape, then the color and finally all the detail on the bottom. I love the flaps – give it style without being too obvious. (fb)

  • Leticia

    For some reason I keep thinking this looks like some other brand, not Versace. I just can’t figure out which other brand. (fb)

  • Dee

    I like it. I hope this is a sign of better things to come (FB)

  • Candace

    i actually really like it …of course i would like it a bit more in a better color (like purple?) haha….(fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    I would never have picked it as Versace…I like the color – there is something sort of grown up about navy ! (fb)

    • Stacy

      Karin, I couldn’t agree with you more on all points. (fb)

    • Leticia

      I agree also, I love navy!

  • Val

    I would totally wear this with my Sailor/Nautical Outfits. (fb)

  • Amy Beth

    I actually love this bag. This is as rocker as I’ll get, but I would feel chic wearing it. And confidence is key! (fb)

  • Kate

    Now that is a blue bag that I can like! Very nice! (FB).

  • Mika

    elegant for a versace. like it (fb)

  • BLynnT

    I really like this one. Kudos to Versace for finally toning it down. (fb)

  • marian t

    love it! very elegant (fb)

  • Kate

    I like it but this is another case where I’d just get the marc by marc hillier hobo instead because its similar but sooo much cheaper (fb)

  • megscole64

    It’s just okay for me and I wouldn’t pay that for it. I think the shape is nice but for me I like a wider top portion. (fb)

  • Lily

    very classy for versace – i think it’d look great in purple too (fb)

  • Helena

    too many things going on on this bag- don’t like it (fb)

  • Savannah

    I love it! and the price isnt to bad either. (fb)

  • Raleine

    i love it. (fb)

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  • annabelle

    like it~!!! (fb)

  • Jun

    This bag looks fairly simple but it would be a good casual bag to carry around on the weekends (fb)

  • Christine Rozal

    I actually like the understated look of this handbag! I would totally buy it if I could afford one. It looks very functional for everyday.. but would love for it to come in different colors!! (fb)

  • Tracy Kennedy

    It’s a nice bag, but because it’s so… normal… I wouldn’t buy it. Any old bag company can make something that looks like that. Sure, it’s practical, but if I’m going to pay $1k+ for a bag, it better turn heads. This bag just doesn’t do it for me, I’m afraid. (fb)

  • swags

    I like it, don’t love it. I would opt for the Yves St Laurent Roady before this hobo.

  • Kiwishopper

    Looks kind of boring still…and the leather seems very stiff (fb)

  • faith24

    this bag does look very different from what Versace does. i am not sure i like the design- it is not very different from its cheaper counterparts sold for 20-40 bucks. if i have to pay a thousand dollars for a bag, it better be stunning and classic (fb)

  • Pat

    I feel Versace did good on this one. Love the shape and the color. (fb)

  • Victoria

    It’s a classic black purse… that is a staple every woman needs…. And this Versace is BEAUTIFUL!! I’ll wait a couple years until the price goes down :P (fb)

  • Tamee

    Not bad at all! So glad they bumped it down a notch, or two, or three! (fb)

  • Sofia Nolan

    Versace rocked with this handbag! iLove it!

  • Marta Borrero

    I agree, UNDERSTATED. (fb)

  • Rashida

    It’s all right nothing to write home about but it’s all right fb

  • Monique

    It’s Wednesday. I’m hopeful about the Linea Pelle giveaway! (fb)

  • Debbie C

    That looks nice. (fb)

  • JenG

    Love this one!

  • Tonda Moore

    Now that’s, nice! (fb)

  • kim

    Wow! I actually like this too. (fb)

  • Marsha

    nice……but wouldn’t buy it……. (not for me)……. (fb)

  • Beth

    It’s okay but not memorable. (fb)

  • Bibi Wan

    looks nice but would not buy it (fb)

  • Bibi Wan

    looks nice and comfy on the shoulder, but i would not buy it – i never like versace :) (fb)

  • Kate

    I like this bag, simple but still has some good style :) (fb)

  • Jane

    I must admit I am in shock I really love this bag. I like the fact that is navy leather, it has some nice details without being too crazy and I love the size of the bag. I am so impressed about the price tag. I could really see buying this as a nice staple bag for my wardrobe. (fb)

  • Roxanna

    Really don’t do anything for me. (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Wow. This is something different. I love the style of the bag and the leather looks scrumptious. (fb)

  • Paula C

    I love this bag!! (fb)

  • Kayla

    Finally a win for versace! (fb)

  • Lara

    i’m a fan on facebook but how do i follow my comment? i want to win the LP bag!

  • Denise

    Not a fan… Too much going on (fb)

  • Jane

    I really like this!!! Sometimes having a nice classy everyday bag is PERFECT! I don’t like SCREAMING Designer ( well, only a little ) most of the time. (fb)

  • kacee

    now this is love! simple but gorgeous. (fb)

  • Leslie

    For some reason it reminds me of Coach. (fb)

  • Alanna

    not a fan of the design but the inky leather is wonderful (fb)

  • Pamela

    Wouldn’t pay 1300 for that bag. I don’t like the design…it’s kinda boring to me. (fb)

  • Marsha

    don’t like not for me………

  • !!!

    still ain’t my style… but they’re getting better!

  • Brttney

    I REALLY LIKE THIS BAG! But I would like it better if the price weren’t so high…too expensive.

  • Nikki

    It’s an ok bag, nothing to be excited about. (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It’s boring. (fb)

  • Te’a

    I have a bag and I love it…