This is the bag I’m not supposed to love. Why? Because it’s an animal print. And I don’t like animal print.
But the Leopard Print Pleated Bag makes me do that scrunched-shoulders, talking-really-fast, weird-scratchy-voice, wobble-side-to-side thing people do when they just love something so much.
Oh, you guys don’t do that? … No, it’s fine. Never mind.
Whenever I start talking about this leopard print bag, I start gushing. I’ll try to keep it succinct.
First, it’s huge. This bag is THE perfect size for day-to-day or when you take a weekend outing on the boat. I think its size is what makes the print okay. Because its not afraid to be oversized and in-ya-face, it’s proving the animal print is not tacky–it’s chic.
Second, the leatherette is really soft in a world where animal print bags are easily plastic-feeling. This is a necessity. The pleating of the fabric adds enough visual interest to keep the bag from looking plain, yet the lack of extraneous detailing sticks with the chic, less-is-more vibe.
Third, the handles are extremely ladylike, which, though it may not be the most convenient set-up, I adore.
Fourth, it’s huge. I already said that. But I’m telling you. This bag is awesome.