There’s good patent leather and bad. The good stuff is sexy and sharp, with a knack for making a powerful statement. The bad…well, it looks like this. Betsey Johnson definitely hits a sour note with her Lock It Up Tote Bag, which looks like it has a piece of cardboard inside keeping it sturdy. Did I mention the plastic-like shine? The heart-shaped padlock is a cheesy detail that somehow fits right in with the four exterior pockets (which probably won’t hold much, anyway). Over-the-top and impractical, the Lock It Up tote really needs to be locked up. Be sure to throw away the key. Available for $375 at Nordstrom.
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