Gucci Icon Bit ToteSome bags don’t translate well in photos. Sometimes it’s because of the flash, sometimes it’s because of the finish of the leather, and in the case of the Gucci Icon Bit Tote, it appears that both of those elements are culprits.

Of course, it’s difficult to photograph any kind of patent leather (or any other shiny material, for that matter), but it seems that the oddly liquid-like multicolor pattern (can you call it a pattern?) that is going on here makes it even more difficult. Normally I’m a lover of loud bags and odd colors, but this one has me confounded and makes me think that I’d have to see it in person to really get any sort of idea about it. And even then, if the picture looks anything like the bag actually does, I don’t think I’d like it. Patent, when combined with metallics and iridescence in this way, tend to show every finger print or oil of any kind. For something that is so often touched, that’s simply not a good look. The shape is functional and simple, which is nice, but this bag has too many other odd things working against it. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1190.

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  • Ingrid

    The shape of the bag looks as though it’s fully functional and good for everyday use, but that is ruined by the odd colours on the bag. The “pattern” on the bag looks like a body of water polluted by an oil spill or other garbage. It looks like it came right out of the “Derelict” campaign from Zoolander.

  • I was thinking oil spill as well Ingrid!

  • gpc

    Too funny girls, the first thing that came to my mind as well was oil slick! Yuck…..

  • papertiger

    I like ‘oil spill’ but I think it works better on some of Gucci’s other bags for fall

  • Raina

    I love this bag! My jaw dropped. I love the shape and “oil spill” look.

    I also love this website!

  • MizzJ

    hahah I love the derelict comment, so true.

  • Caroline @ Salescoop

    The first thing I thought when I saw this is bag was an oil spill on the ground at a gas station! I could only laugh when I saw that others feel the same…and I have to give props for the Derelict comment! This bag just is not for me! Good point about it showing fingerprints.


  • mette

    I wouldn´t get this bag for myself, but it does look exciting. The `oil spilling´effect it gives, is something I see the first time.

  • chirpy_gal

    Practical, chic & youthful…. just lovely ! :)

  • michaelstjames
  • bagKrazy!!!

    eeeewww…not the oil spill,lol look

  • Nishita

    Yuck..this has got to be one of the grossest bags featured on this blog

  • cari

    i thought there are just the shades from surroundings but it actually is giving the texture of the mixture of oil and water and the flame touch as well :b.but i would look really good with just deep black and the same shininess as it got right now

  • beanyce126

    just abit too dizzy for me to try to carry around. (ipad)