I almost never write a review about Jil Sander without using the word “minimalist,” and there’s a good reason for that. Her designs are so sleek and pared down that they sometimes border on boring. Unfortunately, the Malavoglia is one of those bags.
The blue color of the Malavoglia’s leather is the beginning of what is keeping this bag ho-hum. It’s really versatile, though, so that’s a plus. I also don’t particularly care for the texture of the bag, which is also a bit middle brow.
The shape of the Malavoglia is pretty interesting and more than a little inventive. It looks origami-inspired, as so many Jil Sander bags, do. But I’m not a big fan of the pull-through straps on this one, as their curviness interrupts the otherwise clean lines. I also feel a bit conflicted about the exposed zipper detail. It’s an edgy addition that looks out of place within the context of the bag.
Overall, I think the Malavoglia is just a little too underthought to warrant its $1,890 price tag.
More Features Of The Jil Sander Malavoglia Leather Tote
- 13″ x 12″ x 8″ size
- 4″ strap drop
- Fully lined