As much as I’m an unrepentant Alexander McQueen fangirl in almost every way imaginable, I’m still not really feeling the Alexander McQueen Biker Faithful Satchel. The more I look at it, the more I think that’s probably because it doesn’t really look anything like what we’ve come to expect from the brilliant McQueen.

In fact, it sort of looks like a mid-tier brand trying to ape the Balenciaga aesthetic, if anything. Thin-looking glazed leather, the double-riveted leather strip in the middle, front zipper pockets – am I completely off base here?

Alexander McQueen Faithful Biker Satchel

I don’t think I am. I like the little buckles and the color of the leather, but this bag is missing the signature McQueen spark and irreverence that makes the brand’s designs so special. Without that, it’s just a bag.

Visually, it also seems a bit crowded, although it doesn’t seem like it was done intentionally. There’s just too much stuff, too many different elements fighting for attention for the design to be successful. Every designer makes a misstep occasionally, and I’ll go ahead and count this as one of McQueen’s. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1450.

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  • Jane

    Your not off base here, I would never in a million years guess this was an Alexander McQueen bag.

  • Terri

    In the photo it looks like polyurethane not leather? I am huge fan of McQueen but I too feel this is too much and poorly executed. Everyone has an off day, this must be the result of that off day.

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  • Merve

    It does look like a balenciaga but i still really like it.

  • bunny

    it looks like a combo of the marc jacobs natasha and petal to the metal bag. but the material sucks.

  • Mochababe73

    I really like this bag, but it would have been better served in a colored patent leather. The glazed leather looks cheap.

  • austin

    it looks like a sad semi-twin of a balenciaga bag to me
    no go here

  • sarah

    looks more like a PS1 bag!!

    cross between ps1 and balenciaga

  • carla

    i love it !
    i think the material is not great !
    i’ve seen it in pop colors, and is quiet fab !
    for me McQueen bags rule !

  • vivan

    i love Alexander McQueen shoes ,when i first see it at www,manoloblahnik-heels,com,i like it very much .

  • Bru

    ohh my..I think he tried to be more balenciaga…
    I like the bag.. but thats not his stlye..

  • Jeanne

    Just got this in blue violet; the leather is super soft and it does not look cheap. Perfect size for carry-all; does not look big on a petite girl.

  • Kendra

    Where can I get one! (fb)

  • Adrienne zedella

    nice Bag! fb

  • Adrienne Zedella

    cool bag! (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    pick me (fb)

  • Lin

    Yes, you are off base here. I will count this as your misstep.