Lucky Brand La Brea Tote | Brown Leather Patchwork Handbag

Posted on: Oct 28

Lucky Brand La Brea ToteLucky Brand brings back patchwork with this fun La Brea Tote.

Mustard and burgundy swatches are laid over the tote's brown leather body to create a modern Art Deco design. Perhaps it's the writer in me, but I can't help thinking of apostrophes and commas when I look at these colored panels. That's not entirely a bad thing, but I do wonder exactly what Lucky Brand intended.

Musing about the design helps to distract me from the leather, which frankly isn't the best. Its finish is too shiny, almost like a cheap synthetic, and the pleats only emphasize its stiffness. It's disappointing that these are all the flaws we find in bad man-made materials. When leather is this cheap and nasty, why not just use PVC and save us a few dollars?

I appreciate that Lucky Brand has gone the extra mile inside though. Rather than sticking with the traditional zip pocket and pair of pouches, Lucky Brand has added an extra open slip. It's a small touch, but one that gadget lovers should appreciate.

I really like the patchwork and the practical design, but the quality of the tote's leather lets it down. The La Brea's $219 price tag isn't exorbitant, but it's too much to spend on a bag that looks this cheap.

More Features of This Lucky Brand Patchwork Tote

  • Magnetic closure
  • Fully lined interior
  • Dual handles with an 8 inch drop
  • Measures 16 x 14 x 2 inches

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