The Charles David Liquid Patent Horizontal Satchel is another one of those darn “tobos,” as the Marc by Marc Jacobs folks call them. For the uninitiated, a tobo is a bag that looks like it’s a hobo but has two straps like a tote, thus the adorable hybrid terminology. And what do we think about these tobos? I tend to like them, and I think I like the one we have pictured here, although I have one question about it. When did we decide that patent leather is a spring material? Because I kind of feel like it isn’t. I like this bag, and the color is so sunny, but I think that the thickness and rigidity of it make it more appropriate for cooler weather. Spring makes me want something slouchy, lightweight and soft, and all of those characteristics are the opposite of what a patent leather bag is. So color me confused. But despite its seasonal inappropriateness, I think this bag is a great deal – it’s big, the shape is great, and I’m a huge proponent of patent leather…during the correct season, that is. Buy through Nordstrom for $250.
Just this morning I was talking to my grandma and she mentioned how she noticed some dresses Megs and I used to play dress up in as kids are now back in style. As kids, Megs and I would put on dresses our mom and aunts wore to homecoming or prom. We loved the dresses back then because although they didn’t fit, we felt like we were more grown up and pretty. As I talked to my grandma she started rattling off a bunch of trends that have come back into popularity… several times. Ya, I know, our grandma is rather hip. I would have to say this is definitely the case for the Charles David Zahra Large Pleated Satchel; animal prints are always cycling themselves into the “what’s hot” list.
With this bag, he leopard print was the first thing that caught my eye. I do love animal print as much as the next person, but I am wondering if this is a little too much. And although I am not a huge fan of the shape of the satchel, I can’t get passed the amount of the leopard print. The calf hair bag is topped with croc-embossed leather and leather trim. Clearly, there is plenty of room in this bag which is kept closed with hidden magnetic closures. I am all for animal print being in style, but what do you think, is this too much? Buy through Nordstrom for $350.