Maxx New York Ava Bag | Glossy Synthetic Croc Embossed Dome Satchel

Posted on: Aug 7

The Ava comes to us from Maxx New York's vintage collection which pays tribute to the stars of cinema’s golden age. Being named after Ava Gardner gives this satchel a lot to live up to, and I'm not quite sure it delivers.

I'd never imagine Ava settling for embossed PVC when she could have had genuine crocodile skin. I especially can't see her approving of such a poor imitation. The finish is just a little shiny to appear authentic, and the scales lack definition. But perhaps I shouldn't be so hard on the bag. While Ava enjoyed the excesses of Hollywood, we're living through a global recession. While she could afford thousands, this $168 is much more achievable for us.

While the finish has its flaws, the design comes closer to perfection. The curved lines of the front pocket, handles, and corner patches unify the style. It's very retro chic, yet it doesn't look dated. Those looks are backed up with a functional design. The ample interior space is kept organized with two zippered pockets and two open ones. Those curved handles are a little short for comfortable all-day carrying, but they're complemented by a detachable shoulder strap.

The dark color palette fits its 50s muse, but I wish Maxx New York had offered a more contemporary version. There's nothing wrong with basic black or brown, but this bold design would really suit a more colourful alternative.

More Features of This Maxx New York Croc Embossed Satchel

  • Back zippered pocket
  • A detachable shoulder strap with a 9 inch drop
  • A zip top closure
  • Fabric lined interior
  • Measures 13 x 9 x 6 inches

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