Well, I did it. I finally went to check out the Carlos Falchi for Target handbag collection yesterday afternoon and I came home with the Flap Hobo in Gray Collage ($39.99). This bag was one of my favorites from the lookbook, and it stole my heart when I saw in person. I was kinda smitten by the entire collection. I don't know why, I've never been particularly fond of faux reptile skins (and I'd never carry the real deal…even though I wear leather…topic for another post), but the Falchi bags just did it for me. Snakeskin patchwork should read ostentatious, and yet the collection's dark colors, modern shapes and simple hardware combined to create a tasteful, vintage-rock aesthetic with subdued glamour. I love love love my bag, hope it holds up although I plan on using it lightly to start (going out to dinner and stuff).
Who else is loving this line? Which bag(s) did you buy?
I loved this green satchel, too, but couldn't justify buying two bags in one trip. Sniff, sniff
My new bag (in the store)
My new bag (at home)
Here's another shot to give you some sense of the bag's scale (although it looks bigger in this photo than in real life. Oh well, you get the idea!)