There are a number of things that never cease to spark a hint of curiosity within me. PurseBlog posts fall into this category. As I sipped on my coffee this morning and read Amanda’s post on the Prada Saffiano Print Tote, something she said really resonated with me. She mentioned how some bags don’t seem to make sense until you see them in person. I couldn’t agree with her more. So, I drifted off a bit and began thinking of so many bags that I wouldn’t give a second look to online but can barely keep my hands off in person.

And then, in the very next thought, I began thinking about the bags I look at online and wish I could reach through my computer, grab and run. Lanvin bags fall in this category.

With Lanvin on the brain I went on a Lanvin handbag hunt. I checked out other bags we’ve covered here as well as new bags available. Of course I came across this fabulous Lanvin Happy Snakeskin Shoulder Bag that in typical fashion I wished I could reach out and touch.

This ivory/multicolor water snake leather with black detailing is just one more gorgeous Lanvin handbag for me to lust after. I love everything about this bag. Most importantly, this is a bag that absolutely exudes class and sophistication without the slightest hint of pompousness. Granted, that could all be changed based on who carries the bag, but that is not something I focus on. Fabulous brass hardware, chain-inset shoulder straps (8″ drop) and a flap top with a turn-lock closure all come together perfectly. Thank you Lanvin, thank you for continuing to make me a fan. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $2230.

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  • Claire

    That bag is totally gorgeous. For real.

  • LaToya

    Love the print. But not thrilled about the shape.

  • fancynancy

    Barneys has the best selection of Lanvin bags!

  • ShoeQueen1961


    • SFitting

      I agree. :) WOW!!

  • cge

    I LOVE it, with the exception of one thing…the bow! It’s the only thing I don’t love about most Lanvin bags. I understand it’s their trademark, but I think the bow cheapens the design a little. So much more sophisticated without!

  • Mochababe73

    I love the print, but the shape looks like something that my grandmother would wear to church.
    Where does one even find a Lanvin bag. Unless I am looking in the wrong place, but I haven’t seenh them in SAKS or Neiman’s.

    • cge

      Barney’s on-line or in store. Great selection!

  • Jane

    I love this bag its beautiful.

  • Sofia Nolan

    can`t find my words, what a divine little bag. the ribbon, chains and color match perfect

  • Rachel

    Ohhh…I love this bag! Too bad I can never get in CA :( (fb)

  • Debbie

    I probably won’t ever own a snakeskin bag, but I like the look of this one. Has a classic silhouette and the snakeskin and details give it some edge. (fb)

  • Rosanna

    Love Lanvin bags; they’re always super chic and classy looking. I’m not typically a fan of snakeskin, but this is beautiful! (fb)

  • Kimberly Marney

    I am loving this bag! Perfect for Spring & Summer!


  • Chi

    I love the bag, but I am not too sure on the bow.


  • kim

    i normally dont care for snake but I think this bag is changing my mind! (fb)

  • Su

    I love this bag! The snake skin, the chain handle and bow combo makes it very feminine and bursting with sexiness.. ;) (FB)

  • Emily

    I love this. Looks classic, yet moden and oh-so chic! (fb)

  • Shawn Marie

    I am absolutely loving their bags lately…this one is no exception! Love it! (fb)

  • JennyJen

    Love this bag! It’s a chic, “toned-down” classy version of the animal print trend. (fb)

  • Sonia

    This bag has a glamorous appeal to it- for a night out on the town, or to the office! Like!! (fb)

  • Limey

    So cute and glamourous! I’d totally buy it if it wasn’t that expensive =( (fb)

  • Kelly

    Nice, but I’d love too see it in person to really know what you’re feeling for the bag… I feel like usually it’s the opposite for me. The pictures are amazing, but in person the bag doesn’t live up to them… (fb)

  • April C.

    Oooohh love the snakeskin on this one! Pretty! (fb)

  • Susan

    Nice bag. (fb)

  • Gelynn

    Looks great! (fb)

  • Dawne Strehl

    Scrumptious! Is it appropriate to call a bag scrumptious? The price to me is about right given the material..classic! ‘(fb)’

  • Ann

    I need to win the lottery before I can make myself buy this bag, BUT the print is gorgeous! (fb)

  • Maryann

    I love Lanvin! I want an Amalia sooo bad. I go to Barneys in SF all of the time and drool over them. I don’t know why, but I have always liked this classic shape even though some call it “granny”. I think that a granny bag with a modern outfit is so fun!

  • Maryann

    I love Lanvin! I want an Amalia sooo bad. I go to Barneys in SF all of the time and drool over them. I don’t know why, but I have always liked this classic shape even though some call it “granny”. I think that a granny bag with a modern outfit is so fun!

    Oops! Forgot the (fb)!

  • Audrey

    this is gorg. i love it. the style is cute and the print is different. this is the type of bag that everyone around you will notice (fb)

  • justa9url

    Love it! BUT the straps are too short imo. (fb)

  • Issy

    Hmm not for me this time Lanvin (fb)

  • Lydia M

    Oh.. how I love thee! Love it! (fb)

  • Lynn

    Unique and interesting… but out of my price range…but fortunes do change.. (fb)

  • Gelynn

    Great bag! (fb)

  • Jessica

    i think if ur carrying this bag you will look like a million bucks !! (fb)

  • Alex

    looks awesome, very classy and understatement. would stay on list of “would-like-to-haves” (fb)

  • bonybynatur2003

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with this bag! It is beautiful and I cant get enough of it. I think it is well priced for what you are getting. The skin, the contrast and design of the skin……DROOL! Thank-you, Shannon for this one! (fb)

  • Beverly

    Such a classy purse. Only thing I dislike is the strap length, but that’s easy to ignore! Lanvin never fails to amaze. (fb)

  • Lydia

    These reads similar to a vintage Chanel and I love the snakeskin! (fb)

  • Jess

    Love this bag too! Luv the snakeskin and the colour! And the bow makes it have a little cute element! (fb)

  • Marissa

    <3!! I would sleep with it…move over hubby here comes my Lanvin! (fb)

  • Lilly P.

    I love it! It is so pretty. (fb)

  • Jasmine

    Its beautiful! Love how the ribbons add a girly touch to the bag.. I so want one! (fb)

  • Kendra

    So pretty!! (fb)

  • kylie

    my mom would totally love this… but for me? not so much… (fb)

  • Elyse

    it’s gorgeous! And it has the perfect amount of whimsey (fb)

  • ceejay

    This bag is so adorable (fb)

  • Marie

    This bag is so well balanced. It’s edgy, through the python leather and the chains, but the cut and the bow give it a rather classy touch. Looks really wearable, too. Good job, Alber! (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It looks like a grown up bag.

    Tag for Linea Pelle (fb)

  • Sonya

    This bag is great!!! Lanvin does wonders with reptiles and grograin ribbons.

  • b

    Love It! (fb)

  • Joy

    verrrrrrrrry pretty!
    esp the strap!

  • Adrienne Zedella

    beautiful bag! (fb)

  • naviastella

    this is an amazing bag!

  • Ellen

    I love this bag. This is my favorite version of the Lanvin Happy. (ipad)