Stock photos are, very often, terrible. There’s always harsh overhead lighting and a bunch of tissue paper stuffed into a bag until it might burst, and that’s just not any way to decide what a bag might look like in real life, with your stuff inside of it. I’m always surprised by how many bags look beautiful in person that I would have dismissed completely based only on their online pictures. There is a right way to photograph a bag, of course, just not many people do it. We do, though, and it proves that sometimes it take a non-stock photo to realize how tremendously beautiful a bag really is.

Gustto Donna Torsa Satchel

My favorite example of this phenomenon is the Gustto Donna Torsa Satchel. It looks perfectly serviceable, if a tad odd, in its stock photos from Bloomingdale’s. But when you take a look at the beautiful Bag Art photos that Megs and Vlad took, which can be found here, the bag seems much softer and slouchier than it does when stuffed with tissue and the overall effect is much more fashionable and chic. Buy through Bloomingdales for $790.

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  • Allison

    I love love love this!!! I have serious bag envy of Meg’s orange version…not sure how I feel about the baby pink…especially when thinking about bag purchases that will make the transition into fall. Although as far as pink goes, this is a pretty decent hue that would go with a lot of outfits.

  • Loquita

    This bag is far more stunning in the Vlad and Megs’ photos, and in orange it is simply TDF. Your comments are spot on, Amanda. This is the best Gustto bag I have seen so far.

  • Samantha

    I absolutely am fiending for this bag! It seriously is the perfect summer bag and I think it’ll match with all my outfit picks. I just saw that they’re having a family event at Bloomingdale’s on 59th and Lex tomorrow (6/17) and giving everyone 30% off and that bag is going to be there! I’m so getting it!

  • Goddesslily

    I recently purchased this bag in pink through the website and got it on sale for $553, there’s other colors for sale so if you’re in the market for this purse, now the time to buy it. I absolutely love it!