Iâ€™ve always held a weakness for straw handbags. Perhaps Iâ€™ll never get my moneyâ€™s worth out of them, as a leather or canvas selection will most definitely make my first carrying pick. Iâ€™m really admiring what Carlos Falchi has brought to the bag racks this season with the Straw & Python Tote. Itâ€™s the daring and feisty collaboration of the straw textile with stunning python skin, creating one truly remarkable piece.
This doesnâ€™t resemble your average straw bag as it arrives with a modernized look to it. The straw on this bag is not the flaky and roughly textured type; instead, it has a smooth and rubberized feel to it. The precisely woven straw leaves very little gaps throughout the body of the bag, from a distance; you may just think its upper body is made of good olâ€™ canvas. My favorite feature by far is the rich and luscious black python detail. Base, edging, handles and oversized tassel, all finished with a touch of exotic leather. If you look within the roomy tote, youâ€™ll encounter a lovely pop of rich blue micro suede lining, a perfect touch to a classic cream and black exhibit. Falchiâ€™s eye-catching tote features a $1,395 price tag that most would approve of; given the fact that this a unique exotic luxury.