I’m not much of a fan of denim. I have very little in my closet and I have very little patience for it in bag-form. Denim-look leather is a little bit better because at least it’s leather, but the look is not for me. From what I can tell, it’s not for most people that have commented on the various posts that have mentioned the trend.

I’m not going to rule out the possibility that it can be pulled off by someone out there, however, which is why I’m going to try to not say too many negative things about the Kooba Lana Denim Tote. My initial reaction was thoroughly negative, but I think that there might be something interesting here for someone with a thoroughly bohemian personal style.

If ever a denim handbag would work, it would be during warm weather – fewer people are wearing jeans when temperatures rise, which means that its easier to avoid unfortunate all-denim looks (which have a funny name, but I can’t use it because I go in trouble last time.) When paired with a breezy sundress and wavy, beachy hair, this bag might look ok. It’s all about context, people, and I can think of at least one in which this handbag wouldn’t be totally horrifying. Maybe this trend is just wearing me down. Don’t mistake that as me saying that I like the bag, however – I don’t. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $295.

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  • Paula_Rose

    Ack! I don’t think I like this at all! Looks like a pair of little kid pants turned upside down and sewn up! (fb)

  • thepartydress

    Amanda, I love that you will occasionally wax poetic on bohemian-esque bags… it’s like your secret gypsy, beatnik alter ego!

  • Celeste

    Yuck (fb)

  • 19yearslater

    This is one of the worst denim bags I’ve seen this season and there have been plenty. It looks like Wal*Mart jeans complete with the belt at the top. I don’t see a bohemian with this bag, it looks cheap.

  • Barb

    YICK! The problem with denim bags is if you wear denim the shades never match! But his bag is just plain ugly! And the brown accents..NO WAY. (fb)

  • mochababe73

    I don’t like denim handbags. For some reason, I find them cheap looking. It’s too expensive for denim. I paid less than this for my all leather Michael Kors Uptown Astor Bag.

    • mochababe73

      forgot again. (fb)

  • Ruth

    Not my cup of tea. Agree that it looks like an upside-down, diaper filled pair of toddler jeans. (fb)

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  • justa9url

    I like the the belt straps, it’s whimsical. Other than that, I don’t like anything else about it. (fb)

  • Shine

    I like denim bags but in a partricular sense, i have 2 denim bags.. so i think if the material will be in darker shades this will be better, and a little attractive.(fb)