but we have to say that it really kicks *$&?*
It’s easy to say what we like about this designer leather handbag, to start off it has to be the color! Basically this color will move from winter to spring to summer and back to winter all without batting an eyelid. Using the Campomaggi bags distinctive trademark of a washed leather look, Caterina Lucchi takes it one step further by adding color. And when we say color – we mean a deep rich color. This season they have been dipping their bags into orange (be it intense, washed-out or a variation of) – and you know what? It works!
Another feature that we really love about these bags – besides the multitude of pockets and carry methods? It’s the way that the Caterina Lucchi design team plays with texture. Just look at how the L3232MU shows not one … not even two but four different leathers mixing together. There is a laser cut net leather, then a laser cut daisy pattern, an embossed python print and “normal” vachetta leather. All four mix together bringing movement to a style that could actually be considered – plain (?, I think we can say that, the flap over rectangular tote bag with three inner compartments is not anything new on the market) – however when you mix the leather textures, add the signature Caterina Lucchi tassel, and antique varnished hardware – well now you are starting to talk designer level.
If we really had to pinpoint something that we would change? Well, we could comment on the fact that every single bag is different – and since what you see is NOT always what you get . . . you need to be prepared for the diversities that come with this particular brand. Since the washed leather effect is done manually (and not by some technological robot paintbrush) there will always be differences in the color – the intensity of the color and the application of the color.
But not only that, Caterina Lucchi is infamous for changing the style – without warning. You might see the bag online with an antique finished chainlink cross body strap – but when it arrives it actually has an all leather cross body strap. Be sure to ask for details about the bag if these things are important, the Pierotucci Customer service team will give you exact details on the bag that is actually be shipped to you – just ask!
Yet on the other hand, this is exactly one of the reasons that we love Caterina Lucchi Italian leather handbags – it’s almost like owning a one of a kind bag.