Friday, September 09, 2005

Helen Welsh Oval Ring Hobo

If you like the look of the Balenciaga Day bag, but either can't afford it or are unable elbow your way onto the wait list, you might find the Helen Welsh Oval Ring Hobo to be a reasonable alternative.

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I'm okay with it since it's not a complete knockoff- the proportions are different and the handle lacks the distinctive whipstitching. The little stud and buckle details are great, but I do wish they also added a tassel or two to finish it off. Still, it's a pretty great casual bag. You're not going get the softness of the legendary distressed Balenciaga leather, but you'll also be saving about a thousand bucks, so who's complaining?

Available at Nordstrom in metallic Frosted Tulip, Bronze (pictured), Gunmetal, and Petrol or smooth Blue, Chocolate and Black for $248.


  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger Jazzy said…

    Ooooooooh Weeeeeee!!!!
    I'm in love :) Especially with the purple one.

  • At 8:19 AM, Blogger gabsmash said…

    and you cant complain about the price..hella bargain.

  • At 11:57 AM, Blogger Deja Pseu said…

    They have a leopard print version that I'm seriously lusting after.

  • At 1:01 AM, Blogger Havokinthemind said…

    Hi! I love reading your blog and drooling at the cool stuff you put up.. keep up the great work!

    I have a very basic question.. why is a hobo called a "hobo" is it short for something?



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