We’ve been fans of Beirn bags ever since the Beirn Jenna Watersnake Tote made its debut in the very fashionable film, Sex and the City 2. And owning several Beirn bags has only amplified our love for the brand. More recently Beirn has introduced chains, rivets and other hardware to their bags, adding a tough edge that we like. And we’ve found that Beirn bags are versatile – they make the perfect bags for summer, and for traveling, since they pack flat, they’re super lightweight but are roomy enough to be packed full when you need to. So given our love for all things Beirn, you’d expect that we’d love everything they make. Well, we do. Almost. We’re torn on this Beirn Appliqué Grace Tote. Yes, Beirn bags are known for their simplicity so this classic tote silhouette fits right into their repertoire. But we’re not sure how we feel about the leftover watersnake skin being used to make leaf appliqués atop the leather bag. For a brand that has made basic into beautiful, we’re feeling a little underwhelmed by this one.
What are your thoughts? Is it haute or not?