Thursday, April 9, 2009

Review: Large Metallic Gallery Hobo

When my parents visited a while ago, I mentioned to my mom (another JCrew addict) that I loved the metallic hobo and hoped to ask for it for my birthday. My um, birthday in June. Well she had a coupon to use and so she said I could pick it up now so she wouldn't have to ship it 3000 miles.

I have debated keeping such a nice bag in the current times ( I am not sure I really NEED it) but I also love knowing that a great gift is something I wouldn't buy for myself, and my mom has often given me some of my favorite bags over the years (Coach legacy cognac shoulder bag, sigh).

I thought I would provide some pics and my thoughts on this bag. Above is a shot of the inside, fully lined with a couple little pockets (zipper one too). Item number is 13334, price is $325 full price. The bag is nice and deep (15 inches) but the light color inside shouldn't be too deep for the Rummage Factor (patented term from my sister).

Closeup of the Hardware and the Vachetta handle (so pretty!). Hardware isn't too shiny.

A note on the color. I would really compare this Pale Gold color to the color of the Metallic Lulu's in that it is a very neutral gold, almost silver--its almost like a pearl in its creamyness. It really doesn't have much yellow to it at all--a very "Putty" sparkle, and the metallic isn't too glittery. I don't have a metallic bag and I hope the neutral look of this one works with many things and for a while.

"Fit" info: This fits GREAT over my shoulder and under my arm, which is how I will carry it. It has a nice pillowy feel under my arm and I feel like it will loosen up slightly with the general wear of the bag.

I really love this and can't wait to start rocking it--I am waiting til it wars up a bit and closer to the birthday so I don't feel like I am "cheating" on my gift. I think it will be great with neutrals, jeans, and spring-summer wear!

What do you think? Have you seen this bag? Do you like it? Think I should keep it?


  1. I haven't seen it in person, but I really like this based on your photos and the ones I've seen in the catalogue. I also don't think it's too flashy or conspicuous -- it definitely doesn't fall into the Louis Vuitton/Chanel/Etc Conspicuous Luxury category.

    Also think it's a great "neutral" color that will go with anything. :)

  2. It's such a nice purse, I've wanted it ever since it first showed up on the site. How great that you get to have it for your birthday! Thanks for your review and the detailed pics. I would love to see it on you!

  3. I have never seen it in person, but it looks gorgeous and I definitely think that you should keep it! It looks to be worth the price.

  4. It's beautiful! I love the muted color- a great neutral. Would love to see pics of it "on"!

  5. I love the small one. The large one would be too big for my frame but maybe is not for yours. It would help if you posted pics of yourself wearing it. It is a beautiful bag in itself, no question about that, but with bags it's all about proportions...

  6. I've seen it in person and it's pretty. Do you have a gift receipt? Perhaps you can return & rebuy another day w/the 25%. Then you wouldn't be so worried about the cost. I think it's worth the price, though.

  7. I LOVE that bag! However, I could never use a bag that size. I bought the small version and even that is big for me. But everytime I see the gold one my heart patters. :o)

    Just curious - did yours come with a dust bag? Mine didn't and I am disappointed.

  8. I have a bag similar to this from Coach's fall/winter collection. At first I thought it was too pretty, the silvery-gold and how that color would be totally impractical, but I have to tell you, now having it for about 3-4 months... I love it. I can use it wearing just a tee and jeans, and it instantly elevates my outfit. I'd say keep it! It's a gorgeous bag!

  9. Gorgeous bag. Love the color, love the size. Hope you really enjoy it!!

  10. It's a great bag. You will love it.


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