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Some bags look great in photos and terrible in person, some look the same in both, and some look blah in photos and amazing in person. Even though the Katherine Kwei Joyce Carryall looks pretty good, if a tad sloppy, in its photos, I think it would look beyond amazing in person.

Obviously, two things jump out at first: the color and the knotting. Let’s talk about the knotting first, shall we?

Katherine Kwei Joyce Carryall

Katherine Kwei uses traditional Chinese knotting as a nod to her ancestral heritage in all of her handbags. You can look at one of them and immediately know it’s hers, and I’ve never seen a similar knot on another bag. The intricacy is gorgeous and it makes me want to pick at it and find out exactly how it was done – but I wouldn’t because I’d probably just screw it up, as is my nature.

And when you combine that with the gorgeous teal-turquoise color, how can you lose? The leather looks textured and soft, and when you back it with the subtle gold glimmer that frames the knots, it’s like a one-two punch of bag awesomeness. And the bag itself is a functional shape that can be carried frequently, so what’s not to like? Buy through Luna Boston for $625.

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