Rampage looks to offer us exotic style for less with this Mia shopper, but its execution lets it down.
The label uses some age old tactics here to keep the price down. The Mia's made from polyurethane rather than the exotic skin is mimics. Some embossing takes care of the looks, although I'm sure even fashion novices will guess it's a fake. The synthetic material is thin and far too shiny to ever fool us. The scales are delicate though, and that makes them feel more refined than many similar finishes.
I expected some compromises to be made on the material. The result isn't perfect, but it's not a deal breaker either. I'm much more disappointed with the ill-conceived pleats and gathers that plague the Mia. I suppose Rampage added them to make the silhouette more interesting, but they just make the synthetic fall awkwardly.
I'm not the greatest fan of the synthetic adorned chain strap either. Rampage has obviously paid homage to Chanel here, but there's a fine line between appreciation and imitation. Sadly though while the chains make Chanel's purses seem more refined, these straps make the Mia seem like a pretender.
It might not be all it's cracked up to be, but at least we can say the Mia's practical. It's an enormous bag, but with a pair of gadget pouches and a spacious zippered pocket to help us it feels manageable.
As a style statement it's lacking, but as a smart shopper for girls on a budget the Mia holds its own.
More Features of This Rampage Snake Embossed Shopper
- Magnetic snap closure
- Fully lined interior
- Measures 17 x 4 x 14 inches
- Made in China
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