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    Default Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    Over the past month I have seen several sample sales for Gustto bags on the various online sites. Wasn’t too familiar with the brand name, but I was intrigued by their large soft suede bags with unique medallion style hardware. I got really curious and of course had to find out more about the brand .

    Gustto was created by a designer Agatha Planchon who was born in France. She was a corporate technology executive (?!) to start with, but also a savvy businesswoman. To capitalize on the boom of internet commerce, she decided to launch her business in luxury handbags that epitomizes the richness and grandeur that goes with Portofino and the Riviera. Her first bag was the “Sola City”, followed by the “Baca” which catapulted her into the big leagues! She lives now in NYC.

    My favorite style Gustto bag would have to be the Parina Tote. Made of slightly distressed leather, the bag has a drawstring design. Bronze hardware, interior zip, and cell phone pockets, makes this a very functional bag. Dimensions are 18"L x 4"W x 16"H; with an 8" handle drop. While also available in the suede leather option, I would have to say the distressed leather is my favorite (it reminds me a little of the leather on Balenciaga handbags).

    Priced between $500 to $650 depending upon the type of leather and the hardware details, I think the Gustto Parina tote is a fabulous buy and a great addition to any “bagista’s” collection! Available at Bloomingdale’s and also at Zappos.
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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    Great writeup FedUp as always!
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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    Lovely post, FedUp! I love the yellow.

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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    These colors are stunning... especially the Yellow version!

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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!



    This is not really my style.
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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    I love it in gray! Great post!!!

    ZG It looks better on.
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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    I like the Yellow one a lot....

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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    Great review FU

    What I like about the Parina is the form fitting hobo style. Also I agree, it does look much better on than in the stock images

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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    Great post FedUp, but I agree with ZG I'm not a huge fan!!

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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    Love everything about it, especially your write up of it Fedup.

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    Default Re: Gustto's Parina Tote - where style meets function for sure!

    Thank You Ladies

    I too think the yellow is a show-stopping color (in a good way )

    ZG and LWO, i think like Jennifer said, the bag looks better when worn. I also think once the leather wears in, it will become soft and slouchy, and not look as stiff as in the stock photo.
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