Now that we’ve seen one example today of metallic gone egregiously wrong, I though it might be nice to give some props to a brand that has managed to get it oh so right – Lanvin.

I don’t love all of the brand’s handbags, but given an opportunity to see them in person, the quality of materials and attention to detail really shine. I haven’t seen the Lanvin Amalia Cabas Metallic Tote yet, but I have seen the matte leather version, and the subtle glimmer effect of this leather only makes me love it more.

Since subtle metallics are about as common as subtle heart attacks, it’s nice to see that Lanvin used an appreciable amount of restraint in selecting the finish for this tote. If they hadn’t, the bag would have been an utter eyesore because of its large size; as it is, it’s beautiful and neutral with just the right amount of glamor. Lanvin’s bags are also known for being unbearably soft, so if you get the chance, I certainly recommend fondling one of these beauties. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1795.

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