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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  • Tamee

    This is exactly what I meant by if the MJ bag was more subdued in the shininess, it could’ve worked. This bag is so great! The soft sheen is so much better! (fb)

  • savannah

    Simple and Classy, I like it! (fb)

  • Monique

    cute (fb)

  • marian t

    love the bag but not the price;-) (fb)

  • ad

    wow, thats a gorgeous bag. now we’re talking :P im not really a fan of tote,but this one? bring it on! (fb)

  • Mika

    love it (fb)

  • Kayla

    This is adorable! Just enough shine for it to stand out but not tacky. and I love the bow! :)

  • Shine

    oh this is cute, i like metallics sometimes and this fits my criteria.. its not too frosted which one of the thing i like about this bag. Its casual and would great during day time, since its not going to be a reflector once hit by since rays(fb)

  • Shamron

    Love it! (fb)

  • Pat

    I like all the details of this one. Very wearable and lovely. (fb)

  • BLynnT

    So beautiful! Everything about this bag just has a soft look to it, and I love it. (fb)

  • Valentina

    This is SO nice. After seeing Marc Jacobs Parachute Stam Bag I kind of lost all hope on metallics. But this… gorgeous bag. (fb)

  • covertanjou

    Very pretty! (fb)

  • Sofia Nolan

    They have such big rates on some bag I just don`t get it. Horrible bags, bags that you wouldn`t even pay $50 and this one is over $1500.
    God I love my Artsy! :)

  • Stacy

    I’m sorry but all I see is a quilted throw pillow, with handles, that’s perfect for my bed. I would def. have to see this in person for it to change my opinion. But, I still wouldn’t pay over $600 for a tote.

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  • PhotoGirl

    I don’t know about this. I think it kind of looks like a trash bag with a chain and a bow on it.

  • Dawne Strehl

    I would buy this one! ‘(fb)’

  • Kate

    Gorgeous bag but I’m not sure if I’d spend that much on that particular bag (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    This is pretty! I love the bow detail. (fb)

  • Debbie

    Love it very classy! (fb)

  • Lilly P.

    I like the bow. It is cute! (fb)

  • Peter

    I have been looking for what my wife wants for months. I finally found it.


  • Roxanna

    Now were talkin! This one is so much better. I’d totally rock this. (Fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    Yes like it a lot. I bought a large silver tote with woven panels early in the year. This reminds me of it. Great big size and a soft metallic finish. When I do use it, it always copes with a large load with some soft subtle sheen. (fb)

  • Nikki

    I can see myself with this bag on my arm on a day out with my friends. (fb)

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  • Helena

    now that’s a nice subtle metallic bag-well done (fb)

  • robyn

    Not a fan of Metallic bags at all!!! (fb)

  • Camille

    Its just … alright. (fb)

  • swags

    I haven’t jumped on the metallic bandwagon yet but this one is gorgeous. I like the detail, the shape and the chain handle.

    The ribbon however would have to go. The bag doesn’t really need it imo. (fb)

  • Grace

    I think the trim is very interesting, and makes this bag very unique, but simple and luxurious. I need this bag to lift my spirits up.

  • Debbie C

    Not loving it, but not hating it either. It’s definitely better than the Marc Jacobs. (fb)

  • Jane

    I love it, I like small metallic bags normally, but Lanvin knows how to take many different elements and put them together in away that is still feminine and beautiful. I really love this tote. (fb)

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  • Amy

    So pretty! I want! (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    not liking (fb)

  • Webmistress

    Love the metalic look it never goes out of style, shiny and shimmery is a classic

  • Margherita

    It is a beautiful bag, but you have to see it in real as the picture does not make justice. I have it and people on the street ask me where did I get it and who the designer is.

  • Tiff Chao

    It’s a pretty piece. Love the bow. (fb)

  • Leslie

    I feel like there is too much solid of a body with out any details except for a faint quilting which I am not really liking. I don’t really like the top trim either. Overall I don’t like this bag. (fb)

  • Lizzie

    This is gorgeous, I love the bow

  • Kate

    This IS the perfect case of metallics done right! It’s beautiful and doesn’t remind me all of parachute pants or jiffy pop. It’s delicate and understated while still making a statement. (FB).

  • Brenda Cervantes

    I love it! I love all that is metallic! The straps seem a bit short though! (fb)

  • Raleine

    love the bag and the color. (fb)

  • Deborah Curran

    I’m not feeling the love for this one. Maybe it just doesn’t appear great to me in the pic but in real life I’d fall for it. This almost looks like a knock off to me. sorry (fb)

  • Joy

    Agree with Deborah Curran.
    I like the bow though. Definitely am loving the bow. :)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    i hope the ribbon comes off (fb)

  • faith24

    love it, love the ribbon, the color- very nice bag (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    I don’t like the strap! (fb)

  • jc_girl

    this is beautiful!! love the style, color. Can fit this with jeans or skirt. $1795 – quite pricey but guess it’s worth it.