This is the Gustto Large Parina bag. Yes, it’s huge, but that’s the most fabulous thing about it! I am about 5’3″ and don’t find it overwhelming at all, but I’m used to big bags, and frankly, since I’m not small, I think bigger bags just fit me better proportionately – small bags make me look bigger.
I’ve been using it to carry my laptop (which is a clunker) recently and it’s works wonderfully. The shape is perfect for holding everything you could possibly imagine without looking incredibly full (besides my laptop, I carry a long Hobo wallet, a stuffed makeupbag, a paperback, and random other things like phone/ipod/etc). The leather is moderately distressed looking, and thick. It’s very sturdy leather, but not nearly as soft as Andrew Marc’s. It’s got several inside pockets and one outside pocket which keep everything organized, a fun mustard yellow ‘Gustto’ logo lining, and a silk dustbag (which will never get used).
When I’m not using it to carry my laptop, I cinch the drawstrings in a bit to close it up top (like in the third picture) and give it more ‘shape.’ This is the only big bag I have in this lighter brown color, and I’m very pleased with it’s versatility. I love to wear it with blacks and browns, but it can truly work with almost any color.
Find the Gustto Parina bag at Luna Boston – and enter code ‘grechen’ to save 20%.