My mother is a devoted Isabella Fiore fan. When I showed her this Isabella Fiore Russian to Woodstock Hannah Satchel she exclaimed, “Oh, I love it! Is it Isabella Fiore?” She has the uncanny ability to spot Fiore’s designs, even on bags that are really strange. And as we know, some Fiore bags are like that. Even though I’m on the side of the spectrum that holds the belief that Fiore bags tend to look like carpets or furniture coverings, it’s nice to know that there is a following. I guess the bags are an acquired taste. But I actually like this satchel. In parts, anyways.
I like the idea of a wooden handle- it’s appealingly rustic and has a sort of peasant-style, Russian inspiration. Then the body of the satchel; oh, I think this is where Fiore made a boo-boo. I think the embroidery (though it is a beautiful design) is more suited to cloth, not lambskin; the body just doesn’t really go with the handle. Though I would not carry this, though, I like the fact that there are people out there that do adore this bag just the way it is. Buy through Bloomingdales for $595.
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