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    Default Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag


    I will admit that when I first laid eyes on the Mettle Simi's Brass Bag, I thought to myself "what the heck is this thing". Seriously though, what the heck is it? A quick glance probably makes you think a bowl or a vase or an upside down helmet of some sort.....

    Indeed, this is a very unusual piece. However, I'm not quite ready to cast it aside. The reason is because I read the designer bio and found something rather intriguing. Designer Brianna Hallihan was apparently inspired by her experience volunteering at a women's co-op in Cambodia. Mettle is actually produced in Cambodia as part of a non-profit skills training project. The collection is entirely handmade and free trade. And that hammered brass you're looking at? That is actually recycled bombshells! This piece is weird, yes. But the story behind it is incredible!

    Retails for $258

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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    Recycled bombshells? Wow that is pretty neat!

    Honestly though, if this was a vase I would probably get it. But as a bag? Not really me.

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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    Well, that's what I thought it was at first. LOL!

    EDIT: Why was the name changed to say wood on BB?

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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    Well, that's what I thought it was at first. LOL!

    EDIT: Why was the name changed to say wood on BB?
    Isn't it also made of wood? I'm not completely sure since it didn't have much of a description on the website, but it looks like the body of the clutch is made of wood with the recycled bombshell brass on the outside. I really have no idea though...isn't that what it looks like?


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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    Oh wait, you must have saw that post right after I published it because I changed the name after that to "Mettle Simi recycled Bombshell Bag"

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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    I'm not sure what the inside is made of. LOL! That's why I asked.

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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    At first I was like...What the what?!? But after reading the post I think it is really cool! I love the story behind it thanks for sharing!
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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    That is really neat!! But will the bag remain open on top? no cover?
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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    Yeah, it's open on top. You can't close it in any way. I love the idea behind this, but I wish they would have made it more practical. KWIM?

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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    Yea really. Because of the opening it definitely seems like a summer season only bag.

    Here's a link to the official website if any of you are curious. It looks like they make mostly bracelets and belts. Didn't see any other bags.

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    Default Re: Mettle Simi's Brass Bombshell Bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Recycled bombshells? Wow that is pretty neat!

    Honestly though, if this was a vase I would probably get it. But as a bag? Not really me.
    I agree!

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