When it comes to investment piece handbags, I really like the vintage-inspired styles. In a way, it is sort of like evolution. Through trial and error, certain classic styles have been perfected to the point where there is little room left for improvement. Styles like that are sure to stick around for the long haul and really stand the test of time. So when I came across the Jimmy Choo Sylvia Grainy Nappa Tote, I knew that it was something worth investing some money into. This lovely, vintage-inspired silhouette features these dramatic cut-out handles that are sure to grab the attention of everyone in the room. What I like though is how Jimmy Choo adorned the handles inside and out with flattened pyramid studs. So cute! I also love the gently gathered leather body, which really helps to soften the shape of this bag so it doesn’t look too boxy.
Oddly enough though, the Jimmy Choo Sylvia Grainy Nappa Tote reminds me very much of another handbag. Does anyone remember the Bartol Tote from Bryna Nicole? That bag, however, is cinched in the middle with a belt and the cut-out handles are a lot more casual looking. The Bartol Tote was very popular among celebrities. But you know what? I’m liking Jimmy Choo’s take on this classic style a lot better! It looks more sophisticated and classy. Of course, it does cost considerably more as well. But remember, I did say investment piece at the beginning of this post!