Reed Krakoff takes a few fashion risks with this striking Kick Boxer shoulder bag.
The greatest problem with risks, is that they don’t always bear fruit. The Kick Boxer takes its cues from Reed Krakoff’s previous best selling Boxer bags, but I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it. I can’t fault the craftsmanship or the materials. The smooth black leather body is a lovely counterpoint for the pale gray snakeskin flap.
But that white statement belt is a bit confusing to me. I suppose it’s a matter of personal taste, but I think it muddies the design. It also obscures the flap, so I imagine it’d make it difficult to access your precious cargo.
It’s rare that I claim a designer’s given us too many carrying options, but I think Reed Krakoff may have gone overboard here. There’s a small handle on the top, and another one on the side, so we can carry the Kick Boxer with any orientation we like. Both handles are too short to be very useful, so I’m much fonder of the attachable cross-body strap. It’s the only one that’s really practical in my mind, so I wonder why Reed Krakoff has cluttered the design with the rest.
High fashion lovers might not mind spending $1990 on this bag. I can concede that its luxury materials probably warrant that price tag. But it’s far too much to spend on a purse that’s so impractical.
More Features of This Reed Krakoff Snakeskin Flap Shoulder Bag
- Zip fastening pockets
- Gunmetal hardware
- Gray twill lined interior
- Magnetic stud fastening beneath top flap
- A detachable handle with a 20 inch drop
- Measures 12 x 14 x 6 inches