This odd handbag silhouette is nowhere near being called a classic, but apparently more than one designer house digs the oversized, trapezoid-ish tote bag look. Theyâ€™re both black, edgy, and somehow remind me of a giant fortune cookie, but who exactly came up with this concept first?
The Grant Large Nylon Hobo is one of the latest totes to hit the L.A.M.B scene. A puffy nylon silhouette is held together by an interwoven leather handle and decorated with vertical zippered pockets up front. Prior to L.A.M.Bâ€™s release, Maison Martin Margiela had this idea printed on their sketchpads first. Their version of the oversized Leather Slouchy Hobo lacks zippers up front (theyâ€™re actually built onto its sides instead), and features a sturdier silhouette; a more defined braided shoulder strap and cool tassel detailing.
Both feature a grey interior lining, additional zippers inside, and an eye-catching look that you wont run into too often. Margielaâ€™s all-leather version retails for $995 versus L.A.M.Bâ€™s nylon bag that goes for a decent $225. I wouldnâ€™t call either one a replica of the other, but they definitely got a pretty similar idea going on here. Whatâ€™s your input on these tote bags, and which of the two makes your pick?
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