Seeing as John Lennon’s 70th birthday would have been this past weekend, it seems only fitting to discuss the Pour La Victoire Lennon Tattered Leather Satchel. I don’t know for a fact that he was the namesake, but, c’mon…of course he was.

I’m also willing to guess that Proenza Schouler’s famous PS1 bag was a big part of this design’s inspiration. The PS1 has inspired hordes of doppelgangers, and since this one is less literal than most of them, it’s a good alternative if you don’t want to shell out four figures for Proenza’s It Bag.

Any satchel with a short top handle, large front flap and two large straps owes a debt to both the PS1 and Mulberry Alexa, but this bag is substantially different in feel than either of those famous purses. It has a much grungier, tougher edge, and the weathered leather and hardware will likely appeal to a slightly different audience than the more traditional interpretations favored by Proenza Schouler and Mulberry. If this one is up your alley, the price isn’t terrible, either. Buy through ShopBop for $565.

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  • Stylista

    I don’t like this one as much as the PS1. It’s too rough.

  • shueaddict

    personally this is not my type of bag (in any brand) but I seem to have something against Pour La Victoire anyway – their shoes bother me – so far they looked very much a like rip off Balmain, YSL and Zanotti. They seem to make a quality product but a little more ingenuity would successfully distinguish them from the Steve Madden trap.