i bet if you took the guts out of the tapes it would make the purse lighter! it might not look as awesome though i dunno!
the purse actually isn't really that heavy, like it isn't an issue carring it around. I'm just afraid if i put too much stuff in it or use it as a school bag it might break seeing as i take a lot of stuff to school. So i guess i'll just use it for shopping at the mall and stuff like that.