Pour La Victoire designs admittedly awesome shoes; from tweaked gladiator sandals to cutout booties, they’re all exceptionally cool. Whenever I stare at their selection on Shopbop, which is often, it’s clear to me that everything they design is gold. But not so fast, Anna. Not so fast.

I wasn’t aware that they were designing handbags as well until I spotted this Pour La Victoire Brown Studded Leather Megan Large Hobo. I’m a bit disappointed, to say the least. Though the shape is nice, when paired with the massive size of the bag it becomes unruly and overbearing. It weighs four pounds- need I say more?


While I love the braided straps with the tassels on the end, the way they’re looped through the sides looks a bit awkward, rather then chic and supple. In fact, the whole bag looks slightly stiff, instead of soft and smushy. Of course, that may be the stock photo, because we all know how studs tend to weigh a bag down. Pour La Victoire, if you’re listening: funnel some of that effortless downtown cool from your shoes into your handbag line. I’ll be waiting eagerly for your next creation. Buy though Bluefly for $286.

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