Monday, November 30, 2009

New Style: The Club - Hit or Miss?


So this style in Anthracite popped up on Bluefly.com a couple of weeks ago, and I decided to jump on it because the price was right and I have always loved the Day style. This bag is what I would call the Day's little sister. It came pretty quickly and I have to say that I'm not impressed with it at all. I guess it looks a little bit odd on my small frame.

To sum it up, it is pretty much like a classic hardware Day with an extra zip pocket on the back with the famous tassels, has a very structured body, and is much shorter than the Day. The leather is very thick and stiff, so it is a little bit different from the previous leathers.

I think they could have made it much better by making the width proportionate to the length but maybe not making it as wide as the day. I think by tweaking this, it would be flattering on all body types.

I'm sad to say it went back the very same day. I know others adore this style, but it just wasn't for me.

This style has also been produced in Covered Giant Hardware, but not silver hardware. I think it looks pretty cute right here in Poupre, so maybe the giant hardware makes the bag look more proportionate? The tall mannequin makes this look like such a hot bag!
The Club with classic hardware is available at Balenciaga New York for $1145 in various fall/winter colors, and you can get the covered giant hardware club at Matches Fashion for £935.00