Big Buddha looked to the world's reigning pop princess to create its Rihanna Tote.
Sadly though, this handbag seems more nanna than Rihanna. It starts promisingly enough, with its gentle but eye-catching bronze color and tightly woven top. However towards the base the weave becomes more open and starts to look like the cardigans my grandmother might knit. Rihanna's known for taking fashion risks, and admittedly they don't always work, but her style usually appears more cutting edge than this tote.
While I didn't really like the weave, I'm sorry to see it's not continued throughout the design. If you're going to commit to a finish, you really owe it to your fans to see it through. The plain rear and side panels simply appear unfinished. We've seen this half-baked treatment from Big Buddha before, but the corner-cutting is still disappointing.
The interior is also a bit lackluster. While I can't really fault the trio of pockets, a space so large would be easier to use with a few extra compartments. And although the magnetic snap does the trick, I'd prefer a more secure zippered top on a bag so wide. It's disappointing to feel that every decision made could have been just a bit better.
That disappointment lingers as I look at the price tag. At $99.95 the Rihanna is far from expensive, but it's also not as impressive as many totes at this price point.
More Features of This Big Buddha Woven Tote
- Made of synthetic
- Fully lined interior
- Dual handles with a 9 inch drop
- Measures 7 x 16 x 13.5 inches
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