Whenever I’m browsing through a website for handbags, there are three things that catch my eye immediately: black and white being the main colors, crystals and weird names. Anything that matches my wardrobe is always deserves a gander, who doesn’t love crystals all over a bag and weird names are just fun to look at. When I saw the Sonia Rykiel “Zelda” Linen Shopping Tote I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the colors but also the name! I’m sure whenever anyone see’s the name “Zelda” they instantly think of the video game! I know I did!
Thankfully, the bag didn’t resemble Zelda’s Robin Hood type wardrobe but it was actually quite simple and classic. What I loved most about it, was the four turnlock closures. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a bag open like this before so it was cool to see.
August 31, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Woven Face Tote
Attention all you fashionistas out there! Would you wear this? Meet the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Woven Face Tote. This whimsical tote bag is made of knit wool fabric. The tote features a face (complete with heart shaped cheeks) woven into the fabric on both the front and back sides. Personally, I could never see myself carrying this tote. It is just not my cup of tea at all. But I will give the designer some credit for the straps. Oh what I would give for a tote bag that has padded shoulder straps! However, I certainly don’t feel it is worth it’s $300+ price tag. I suppose it might be cute for, say, a kindergarten teacher. Or perhaps even a teenager might find the design adorable. Don’t get me wrong, the whimsical face is cute. It’s just that it doesn’t belong on a bag that is meant for grownups.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Woven Face Tote is available in Grape. It is fully lined and has a zip top closure. With its padded double handles, this tote may not be easy on the eyes, but at least it is easy on the shoulders.