Donald J Pliner Adela Satchel | Leopard Print Chain Handle Suede Handbag

Posted on: May 19

I've always admired the sophisticated and gently quirky handbags of Donald J Pliner, so the Adela feels like a bit of a misstep for the brand.

The problem here is that there's so much going on, and none of it's very interesting. It seems the designer has wanted to hit every trend, and has gone overboard in the process. Courtney Cox's Cougar Town character would probably love the wild leopard-print body, the handful of metal trinkets, and the edgy corset-inspired lace accents, but they're just not working for me. One element might have sold me, but the combination is just too much.

It's a shame, because when you strip it back this is the Donald J Pliner that I love. The dimensions are luxuriously large, and the dual shoulder straps long enough for easy carrying. The chunky chain only adds to the Adela's attitude, while its soft suede inserts cushion our shoulders. In this way, the Adela is like a girl next door in hooker's clothing!

If you want to walk on the wild side, this bag will help you do it. Personally I'd prefer something that doesn't roar so loudly.

More Features of This Donald J Pliner Leopard Satchel

  • Croco imprinted patent leather trim
  • Brushed nickel hardware
  • Top zip closure
  • Brown fabric lined interior
  • A zip pocket and two open slips inside
  • Dual shoulder straps with a 9 inch drop
  • Measures 15.5 x 7.5 x 8 inches
  • Made in Italy

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