Exotic prints are a hard thing to get right. All too easily they can become tacky imitations of the luxurious skins they’re mimicking. Michael Kors shows his design prowess with this Kingston tote.
The neutral color palette and expertly rendered scales make the Kingston’s finish seem much richer than regular leather. It doesn’t have the alluring texture of genuine python skin, but that’s really the only downside here. It’s not as fragile as the authentic article either, or as expensive.
Even so, on a different bag this skin might not have had quite the same appeal. But the Kingston has a fairly simple design, with large expanses of leather. If not for the snake scales it might have appeared boring. This design though lets the python leather receive the attention it should though, without any distractions.
The Kingston looks like a glamour puss, but it’s really a hard worker. The four slip pouches should satisfy even the most ardent gadget lover, while the zippered pocket gives us a safe space for storing small valuables. The pair of handles works with the longer removable strap to give us a few carrying options. And there are protective feet on the base to keep that snake printed leather looking its best when the Kingston’s set down.
At $548 the Kingston isn’t exactly a cheap bag, but it’s an affordable alternative to those real python totes on the market!
More Features of This Michael Kors Python Print Tote
- Gold toned hardware
- Jacquard cloth lined interior
- Magnetic snap closure
- Measures 14.5 x 12 x 5.5 inches