3 posts tagged with Bowler

To paraphrase a cheesy old pickup line, do you believe in love at first sight, or does the Yves Saint Laurent Vanity Bowler need to walk by again?

For me, the bag had to walk by a second time, but after a that I had no more doubts. The shape is unexpected, the color is a touch lighter than the military trend generally dictates and the bag looks just different enough to make it stand out without all of that needy attention-seeking that tends to come from accessory designers with less finesse than the fine folks at Yves Saint Laurent. (more…)

We’ve already talked about the weaker points of Prada’s Fall/Winter 2010 handbag collection – I’m no great fan of camouflage, and it seems like most of you agree with me. Thankfully most of the bags in the collection aren’t decked in camo, and I’d love to have most of them in my closet.

In particular, the Prada Cervo Shine Bowler looks like a perfect everyday bag – it’s neutral but doesn’t lack luxury and can be carried on the shoulder or arm, depending on how badly you need to carry other things at the same time. (more…)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Aidan BowlerI very, very much want to like this bag. I’m a big Marc by Marc Jacobs fan and I particularly like the Classic Q bags, but I’m not feeling the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Aidan Bowler.

In many ways, it’s a nice bag. The leather looks incredibly thick and sumptuous, particularly considering the reasonable price point, and the finish and variation of the distressed milk chocolate leather is perfection – every brown bag should be so lucky. What’s not so fortunate is the bag’s proportions. It’s quite large – probably big enough to throw carry a change of clothes for an overnight trip – and yet it’s also incredibly dome-shaped, and it’s handles are almost comically small in comparison. Maybe if they were set a bit wider, or if they were a bit bigger or thicker, I wouldn’t be getting such a weird visual impression when I look at it, but I find it a little unsettling. Because I like the line so much, I’d consider picking it up on sale, but the overall look isn’t doing it for me at full price. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $548.