I find myself often thinking about whether or not a non-leather bag can be worth big bucks. I’ve come to varying conclusions – if it’s covered in Swarovski, then maybe. If it’s entirely handmade, maybe. If it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, maybe. And despite the fact that I really like the Lanvin Calisson Woven Satin Bag, I don’t think I could pay $2600 for something made of such a delicate fabric.

Lanvin Calison Woven Satin Bag

In this case, I think the large size of the bag makes me even less likely to pay the big bucks – a big bag is an even bigger liability in a material that’s that likely to be damaged. It’s too big to be coddled and saved for special occasions, and an everyday bag needs to be durable and usable. Satin is the wrong material on the wrong bag in this case, and if it was soft, woven lamb leather instead, I’d be here telling you how brilliant it is. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2630.

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  • KathyB

    Concept: A+
    Size: F
    Price: F-

    Would make a gorgeous evening bag……if it were about a quarter of that size. On a daily use basis, this pretty baby wouldn’t last 2 weeks.

  • susan

    I don’t think I’ll ever purchase another Lanvin bag. Bought one this past fall. The suede looked yucky after the first wear. That was enough for me. I don’t think this brand is well thought out.

  • hazel

    Why do I keep seeing bags for thousands that aren’t made of leather? No one wants to spend thousands and have their bag start wearing out in a month!

  • mette

    The bag looks fine to me. I don´t get a clear picture of the size. Could it be possible for you guys to mark the size also in centimeters. There are many of us who would benefit from it !

  • Merve

    Its such a shame because the style is fantastic. They totally cocked up on the material. If it had been leather i guess they would get a lot of BV comparisons (definitely from me anyway). I think they should make a nice clutch same style and knock off 1.5k from the price.

  • chirpy_gal

    Very feminine.. i like it :)

  • Kendra

    The patch work is pretty nice. I like the texture. (fb)