Over the past year, I have had to discriminatingly eliminate handbags from my collection. I suffer from contact allergies and I am particularly hypersensitive to metals. So, my love of studs, zippers, and bold gold hardware on handbags was apparently complicating the health of my skin.
Last year, I fell in love with the Linea Pelle Perry Woven Large tote. The soft washed Italian leather was perfect. The woven detail was super chic. The cognac color was divine. Most importantly, the bag did not have any brass hardware (very rare on LP bags). It retailed for over $400, though, so I spent a lot of time debating purchasing it. Ultimately, I decided against the tote, even after it was voted ‘tote of the year‘ over at Handbago. The bag (13.75″h x 21.75″l ) was just too large.
Photo of Perry Small Tote from LPCollection.com
Linea Pelle later introduced a smaller version of the Perry tote (12.5″h x 18″l) that retailed for $295. It was now the perfect size. And, my almost year-long love for this tote meant something, right? Well, circumstances got sweeter a couple weeks ago when LP launched an online private sale and offered the Perry Woven Small Tote for $150. I ceased the opportunity to buy one at that price and I have worn it everyday since.
Unboxing the Linea Pelle Perry Woven Small Tote
The signature long leather ties made the Perry tote too bohemian for my style. So, I removed them. There is no way I was going to waste four strips of fine Italian leather though. I have been wearing the strips as a belt, necklace, and even a bracelet.