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Derek Lam "Ume" Bag: Bleached Skin is In via The Bag Snob: Reviews of Designer Handbags, Authentic Designer

calls the effect of this bag "bleached powder python." Besides sounding rather tantalizing, the look has oodles of appeal. Bleaching out dark python skin provides it with a cloudy, floury yet utterly soft and smooth texture. Totally tactile and easy on the eyes. I spotted the "Ume" bag backstage at Derek Lam's runway show and I was instantly intrigued by the unusual quality of the skin. We see so much python these days - no complaints here! - so it's exciting to see a designer truly making the skin his own. What elevates this bag to home run status is its small crossbody style, which I'm all about at the moment, and the refined ram hardware in distressed metal: a perfect topping for a bleached bag. On ShopBop for $890. Pair with: A pair of cuffed pumps that contrast light and dark - Isabel Marant 's black leather and cotton raffia is a keen shakeup. Isabel Marant "Gava" Co...

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