Carla Mancini Julia Hobo | Black Leather Studded Tassel Handbag

Posted on: Apr 1

Carla Mancini Julia HoboCarla Mancini brings some rock and roll edge to boho fashion with this Julia Hobo.

With its soft leather body, fringed accents, and long tassels you might assume the Julia was your typical bohemian handbag. But the Julia is one tough cookie. The fringe is shorter than the average, and that makes it look a bit punchier. And then as if the fringe wasn't edgy enough, Carla Mancini adds a smattering silvery pyramid studs.

For me the rich black leather is the icing on the cake. It's also not bad in chocolate brown, but the Julia loses some of its soul in light gray. Perhaps girls who aren't quite comfortable with their inner rock chick will embrace this pale option, but I think it looks a bit watered down.

This Julia makes a decisive style statement, but it doesn't forget what we need a bag to do. It's generously sized and packed with practical leather reinforced pockets.

I also really like the choice of carrying options. The shoulder strap is made with stitched leather swatches which almost resemble scales. And then we get the cross-body strap, which is just as edgy with its silver studs. It's unusual for a designer to put any thought in the way one strap looks, but to find two such stylish options is almost unheard of. I wish both were detachable so we had a cleaner look in cross-body mode, but that's a minor complaint.

I only wish the Julia looked as good leaving as it does from the front. Sadly though while the front is adorned, the back is boring and bare. With its fairly significant $575 price tag, I didn't expect such corner cutting.

More Features of This Carla Mancini Tassel Hobo

  • Zip top closure
  • Faille lined interior
  • Measures 12 x 16.5 x 5 inches
  • Made in the United States

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