Reviews: Beribboned Bag

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Deux Lux's Beribboned Bag ($88) has made its way through three permutations at Anthropologie: first it was white with yellow and brown, then blue/green and now amber waves of...ribbons. As usual with bags the product photos on Anthropologie's website are deceptive...I thought this was going to be a nice, small, hobo-style under the shoulder bag.

In real life though this bag is BIG! Much more of a beach-tote size than small purse. The shoulder strap is there for good reason! It's made of stiff cotton and I like the pattern of all three versions. (If you can find it, the blue version is on sale for $50). The yellow was sold last spring and I haven't seen it anywhere lately, even eBay. All three bags have rivets (shown in detail above) along the bag. It's a surprising touch.
Since the bag is bigger than I thought, so is the bow! You could easily take it off the bag and make into a belt. It's an interesting touch that becomes bold because of the bag's overall size. The bag closes with a zip and has one zipper pocket inside. I would totally use this as my Central Park bag in the summer and I feel like $88 is a pretty fair price.