Giorgio Brato Painted Side-Pleat BagI find myself often not being a huge fan of this brand, but there’s a first time for everything, right? And in a way, I actually quite like the Giorgio Brato Painted Side-Pleat Bag.

What first attracted my attention was the painted finish. It’s just distressed enough without being obvious or fake-looking, and the underneath color is close enough to the paint color that it actually achieves the look they’re trying to get at. This is an exceptionally difficult line to walk that I’m kind of impressed anyone was able to get it right, let alone a brand I usually misses the mark. I also like the detailing of the bag – the pleating and pintucking at the sides are just enough to give the bag some visual interest without competing with the painted finish. I have one question, though – what do you guys think the odds are that the paint is going to fade and wear over time? That would be my first area of concern, and if anyone has had a bag with a painted finish in the past, please let us know how it wore in the comments. Buy through Shop Bop for $981.

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  • 19yearslater

    That’s gorgeous, my only concern would be the paint wearing off too.