Bally reinvents the typically bohemian hobo as a sleek, sophisticated creature with the Lyla.
The deerskin leather is what first drew my eye. I tend to find most brown bags boring, but this isn't most brown bags. The graduated colors give it a lovely aged feel which I'm sure will only improve as the years pass. The brushed antique turnlock clasp and handle rings only add to the Lyla's vintage appeal.
There's just a whisper of slouch to the leather, but it's much more structured than this handbag style tends to be. While it might be too dressed up to wear to your next music festival, I think the structured leather makes this hobo very elegant. You'll get plenty of wear out of it, from days at the office to dinners after quitting time. That more structured design also makes it easy to access your precious cargo.
And you can fit plenty of it inside this baby, as it's almost as high as it is wide. The interior is just as luxurious as the rest of the bag, with a leather trimmed pocket and open pouch for gadgets.
My only criticism is that handle, which is really too short for over-the-shoulder carrying. I suppose that suits the hobo's vintage styling, but it's not going to be practical once the Lyla is loaded up. I long for a detachable shoulder strap, which we could add when we don't care so much about keeping up appearances!
I might be able to get past that impractical strap if this were a cheaper purse, but at $1495 I think we deserve perfection. Don't you?
More Features of This Bally Deerskin Hobo
- Plainweave lined interior
- A handle with a 5 inch drop
- Measures 12.5 x 13 x 5 inches
- Made in Switzerland
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