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  • Smithy

    I have been noticing all of the pictures of GiGi Hadid carrying a tan/camel Marc Jacobs bag and have been thinking the same thing about the versatility and great look of the perfect color tan/camel bag. Definitely a great neutral.

    Love the Sophie Hulme bucket that is pictured above. I’m a Bottega Veneta devotee but just purchased a Sophie Hulme tote as a work bag. My Sophie Hulme convertible tote replaced the Madewell Transport Tote that is pictured above. The Madewell Transport Tote is also a great little workhorse of a bag, I just got sick of it and wanted something handheld rather than shoulder carry.

    • Jess

      How do you find the Sophie Hulme bag? I like her bags but was wondering if the quality is any good? Easy to use? x

      • Smithy

        The quality is as good as any other designer bag I’ve owned. I’m very happy with it

  • FashionableLena

    I’ve always preferred a tan bag over black. I always find black too harsh.

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  • TexasST

    I love the warmth of these bags and Madewell will even heat stamp their tote with your initials! I haven’t been a big fan of the Givenchy Antigona but this tan one has caught my eye, I love the contrast stitching.

  • shopper

    The Valentino is really, really nice. I bought a Gucci soho last week but that was the first black bag i bought in 15 years. I agree with the comments below that black looks harsh. I think bags look more expensive in non-black.

  • aosgrl

    Can someone help me understand why the Antigona is almost double other leather non exotic typical Antigona bags? Am I missing something?

    • Sofia

      That is rather expensive for an Antigona. The medium goatskin is usually around 2400

      • FashionableLena

        I’m assuming that the fabrication is different. Maybe it’s lambskin.

    • Dylan Propst

      It’s the contrast stitching, I guess? I think it looks better. Not worth the price increase, but it looks nice!

    • As best I can tell, it’s an elevated leather fabrication. Unfortunately, the retail site’s copy doesn’t do a good job of explaining the distinction in materials. Saint Laurent did a SDJ like this (similar color and stitching) at a big price jump last season, and it went on sale in a couple places for the same reason: the story behind the difference in price was communicated poorly to customers.

    • aosgrl

      Thanks for all the quick responses folks. It’s a beautiful bag but unless the stitching is made of gold uhn no. I’m not lying double.

  • Passerine

    Wow — I’m on trend ;-) I recently bought a Prada BN 2793 in Brandy (rich tan but not orange-y) and just ordered the Rodtnes Falda bag in Camel (pictured below). And, IMO, the Falda for 530 Swiss francs is a bargain.

  • W S M

    I like most colours but a tan bag just gets my heart every time. That Tan Antigona does things to me that a black Antigona just can’t. Natural vegetable tanned leather like vachetta that’s patina-ed and aged gracefully is really one of the most beautiful materials.

  • Sparkletastic

    I think the neutral you select is based on the colors of clothing you like to wear. I wear a lot of jewel tones. So, black – and to a lesser extent grey and white – are my neutrals.

    That being said, tan is a gorgeous color in a rich leather and every girl needs tan / caramel bags and shoes in her wardrobe.

  • Barenia

    lovely article ! THANKS !

  • Jennifer

    The Gucci is straight from 1981 & in a good way!

  • Amazona

    I’m still in love with my Modalu Pippa Brogue which le BF got me for my bday last spring. Modalu does great tan in different shades, plus the quality is excellent given the price point. I’m still in search for the perfect tan ballerines (I’m 6’1″ so just any lil’ shoes won’t fit my ginormous paddles :D) to accompany the bag, but tan works with any color so it’s easy to mix ‘n’ match. An easy color to wear the year round!

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  • Aliza Zibkoff

    Best tan is a real cognac. Anything else does not wear well (at least for me.) With that said the Loeffler Randall backpack is cute and just the thing to give my left shoulder a rest.

  • Jess

    I had a time when I bought bags in every colour. I had yellow, red, turquoise and so on, because I really like colourful bags and I like the combo jeans, white shirt, colourful bag. However, as I travel a lot, I realised that this does not work so well. If you want to pack light, you cannot take 5 different bags so I sold some of my bags and invested in neutral colours that go with everything. I have a Marcie in tan and the Chloé Elsie in nut which is a great neutral. During winter and especially with dark denim, I go for black as I don’t want to worry all the time about colour transfer.