I'm not always Gucci's biggest fan. I like its old school equestrian styled accessories, but I don't always love its take on contemporary. It's just a little flashy for me. But this New Bamboo tote is anything but flashy. It's all classy, and totally covetable.
I love the monochrome multi-dimensionality of this bag. The smooth black leather is complemented well by the studding, whipstitching, and braided elements. The patterns created by the combination of textures give the Bamboo an almost Western look, with the exception of the handle, which is more Asian-inspired.
The shape of the Bamboo is curvy and seductive. It reminds me of Alexander McQueen's Novak bag in the best possible way. It strikes a great balance between beauty and practicality that is hard to find. It's not too big and not to small.
The only thing I don't really like about the Bamboo is what it's named for: the bamboo-inspired handle. I just don't think it fits in well the the aesthetics of the rest of the bag. I could also do without the tassels. They seem a little in the way.
I feel conflicted about the Bamboo's $4200 price tag. On the one hand, I think most of the design is really solid. But on the other hand, $4200 is a pretty high price to pay for something that isn't exactly perfect.
More Features Of The Gucci New Bamboo Stud-Embellished Leather Tote
- 14" x 10" x 5" size
- 5" strap drop
- Fully lined in raffia
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