The only problem with the Celine-influenced trend toward classic, clean-lined box bags is that not everyone has a classic, clean-lined personal style. Some people prefer a little bit of razzle-dazzle, and those people would be well served to take a look at the Versace Leather Shoulder Bag. Gird your loins, ladies and gentlemen, for I am about to say something nice about a Versace bag.

Bridging a gap as wide as the one between buttoned-up box bags and the personal style of the average Versace enthusiast is no small task, but Versace did an admirable job with this little shoulder bag. This shade of pink would have no place in my closet, but I can imagine women far girlier than I pulling it off well, and the design has just enough metal (and just enough of a logo) to satisfy people who ardently disagree with me when I criticize Versace. But I genuinely like this bag, from the simple shape to the gleaming gold box chain, and the price actually seems within the realm of reasonability. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1395.

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  • Graciella

    This is not as bad as most Versace bags, but the color of the hardware is terrible with the pink shade of the leather, and the logo is horrible. The shape is nice, and I like the color, but that’s about it really.

  • Marissa

    I really like the chain of the bag, and you’re right it is reasonably priced, overall a nice bag.

    Girl Meets Handbag

  • edoardo

    I’ve just read a Vogue article about “rigid” handbags, so I lvoe this bag. The color is good and the chain is so “versace”

  • dalex

    Yikes! I liked it until I saw the gold plate on the front of the bag. The chain is very unique!

  • annabelle

    i like this a lot!!! so cute…i want it! :/

  • Eva Knox

    I can dig this, mini bags season here I come :)

  • Handbag Lover

    This is really cute!

  • ninjaninja

    What the fug?

  • 19yearslater

    It looks more suited to ladies who lunch than girls who party. That color and that shape together are … not great.

  • louch

    Too much pink, bling, hardware, stuff going on as usual for Versace. Blah.

  • mochababe73

    I am one of those that would need a little jazz with my ladylike bag. I love it. Pink is my favorite color so I would wear it in a minute.

  • Dorian Gray

    I love this Blog and I read it everyday. I missed your Versace’s post Amanda :-) I’m a Donatella’s fan but I enjoy reading your disapproval about her creations. I still think you should write more often on Versace’s bag, they’re better live than in pics.

  • Stylista

    This is a Celine box bag done Versace style. Interesting…not something I see myself carrying though.

  • Miss Elisa K

    I love it. Classic!

  • XXAL

    this is actually a very cute bag! enlarge it, make it a neutral color & it’ll be mine! only if the price stays though. ha i like the idea of the double postmans lock!

  • PurseAdict

    I like the chain strap .. that’s all

  • Vitta

    I’m still not convinced. Too flashy for a lady: bubblegum pink and gold, huge metal plate with 2 locks (not convenient to open), studs, and a chain. Too much.

  • sosti

    i love it!

  • ladylucas94

    Love the purse the size and shape make it cute to carry.

  • AW

    Can’t say no to Versace but the color on this bag is really not my style. Very bubblegum tween