Gucci Smilla Tote | Classic Leather Handbag with Raccoon Tails

Posted on: Sep 3

Gucci Smilla ToteGucci reminds us that a little extra luxury isn't always a good thing with this Smilla tote.

I love the timeless quality of this handbag. Its rusty colored leather is beautiful on its own and even more so when combined with antique gold hardware. The Gucci stamped logo is an elegant way to brand the bag, and its clean lines are hard to resist.

But then we get those raccoon tails, which take the Smilla from opulent to overkill. I can't help thinking of Louis Vuitton's fox tails and the controversy they caused last year. I know PETA wouldn't be in favor of their addition, and I'm not either. Even if you take away the animal cruelty element, I'm not sure they enhance the design at all. So why include them?

I concede that these tail accents are detachable, but I'm not sure that simply unclipping them is really a solution. We've still had the animal sacrifice after all, whether you choose to wear the evidence or not.

The Smilla's timeless style might have convinced me to put this $2490 tote on my wish list, but those raccoon tails have left a bad taste in my mouth.

More Features of This Gucci Leather Tote

  • Dual handles with a 7.5 inch drop
  • Snap top closure
  • Protective metal feet
  • A central zippered compartment
  • Two interior open pockets
  • Cotton linen lining
  • Measures 16.75 x 11.75 x 7 inches
  • Made in Italy

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