Tylie Malibu takes inspiration from one of the world’s most influential writers with its Kerouac Tote. What a shame it has none of the individuality displayed by the man who brought us On the Road.
Jack Kerouac's writing defined a generation and continues to inspire authors today. He was a pioneer, yet this tote that shares his name simply runs with the pack. It's available in the most predictable of neutrals, either black or sable brown. Its shape is also ordinary, and while the suede border around the top looks pleasant enough it still doesn't add any real spark.
The Kerouac works well enough as an everyday handbag, but it doesn't wow us on the practical front either. It's got an adequate amount of space and pockets, a perfectly functional magnetic closure, and straps that are long enough for over-the-shoulder toting.
It does the job, but using it we can't help but think of what might have been better. A paler lining would have helped us see what we're carrying. Wider straps would have been more comfortable. And the addition of metal feet would keep those inevitable scratches at bay.
When a bag costs an affordable $399.99 we probably have no right to make such demands. For that price it still represents good value. But anyone with a love of literature will likely be disappointed with the Kerouac. No accessory bearing such an esteemed name deserves to be so ordinary.
More Features of This Tylie Malibu Leather Tote
- Plainweave lined interior
- Dual handles with a 7.5 inch drop
- Measures 14 x 17.5 x 6 inches
- Made in China
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