The fact is that, while this is an adorable bag by my own standards (which tend towards all things that look like they could have been made by some country artisan) there’s a problem. The kitschy, corny respelling of the famous Brazilian beach town irks me, and I’m sure it does the same for fellow spelling enthusiasts.
The truth is that this Ipa-Nima Vivian Shopper should just take the name Ipanema and avoid any confusion. There’s no law against using city or state names as bag brands, is there? Rafe New York, anyone? (more…)
Does this bag make you think of Austin Powers or what? Well, I guess what the bag reminds you of also depends on when you grew up. The Lucky Brand Liquid Light Show Tote certainly has a hippie vibe going on, but I have to say, I kind of like it. There are times when this sort of design is way too much to take in, but I think more than anything, the bag is rather fun. Clearly the bag is not anything fancy, but it proves to be extremely functional. It is absolutely perfect for running errands, heading to a bookstore or for stuffing all your stuff into as you head to the park. The handbag is made of leather and has plenty of room to hold your wallet, sunglasses, iPod, books, magazines, etc. I’m also a huge fan of the platform bottom; it ensures that the bag will hold a bit of a shape no matter what you throw in it. The bag is lined on the inside and has a zip pocket (which I always use for my really important stuff, read: lip gloss) and several slip pockets for whatever you might need. I guess the only draw back might revolve around the design. Is it only appropriate for a specific age group? I can’t decide. What do you think? Buy through Zappos for $292.