It might not quite have me on my knees, but I've fallen hard for Big Buddha's Layla.
I can't help thinking of the Matelasse bags as I take in the quilting on the Layla. Just as Miu Miu did before, Big Buddha's stepped outside the box with this stitching to create a finish that's dramatic and so compelling. It also cleverly hides the shortcomings of Big Buddha's synthetic material. I've often criticized the label's cheap and cheerful fabrics, but the stitching breaks the synthetic up so much that we never notice its flaws.
The stitching is the hero, but the zippered edging on the envelope flap plays a great supporting role. It gives the Layla a little more attitude without overwhelming the already detailed purse.
You can carry the Layla as a clutch, but personally I think it's a little large for that. I have a feeling I'd only use the shoulder and cross-body straps if it were mine! Big Buddha has made these from more of the soft synthetic, so they'll be more comfortable to carry than most clutch straps.
Size is all well and good, but it never works alone. Big Buddha recognizes this and spoils us with a pair of slip pouches and a zippered pocket. That's almost standard for a day bag, but virtually unheard of for a clutch purse.
Big Buddha's really outdone itself with the Layla, so I expected we might pay a bit more to own it. Not so though; this purse is a real find at $79.95.
More Features of This Big Buddha Quilted Convertible Clutch
- Magnetic snap closure
- Cotton lined interior
- An attachable 16 inch shoulder strap
- An attachable, adjustable 42.5-48 inch cross-body strap
- Measures 2 x 12 x 8 inches
- Made in China
- Also available in black, white, and pink
Get this Big Buddha Layla Handbag:
- Available to buy at Amazon (limited stock)
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