So, are there really people out there trying to make this whole alpine-bohemian thing happen for winter? Because if there are, I must protest vociferously. In the words of the immortal LOLCats: Do. Not. Want.

Perhaps my personal cultural bias is showing in this opinion, but to me, the JADEtribe Safi Bag looks like it would smell like hacky sack, body odor and patchouli.

JADEtribe Safi Bag

And if those three things are parts of life that you enjoy, plus you have some extra scratch lying around, then this might be the perfect bag for you. I warn all others, however, that this bag is nowhere near acceptable for the average person. It might seem like a cute idea, but the busy patterns and extra crap hanging off of it take this bag from sweetly bohemian to downright unnecessary.

Perhaps if the designers could have restrained themselves from the strap medallions, clashing fabric tubes (what?), and cheaply beaded flower add-on, I could have gotten on board with this, maybe. As it stands, no thank you. Buy through ShopBop for $305.

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  • 19yearslater

    Ugh. It looks like one of those bags you can get from Old Navy for $10 that someone gave to an eight-year-old girl with a craft box.

  • Loquita

    I DIED laughing at this review!!! I also totally agree: I can smell the patchouli through my screen, in fact. And it’s not pretty.

  • Jane

    I was shocked when I saw this bag on shopbop’s website, and then I fainted when I read that it was editors pick. I don’t understand this look at all whether in the summer or winter. I am not a fan, its ugly and extremely overpriced.