You might have spotted this new addition to my closet in a few previous posts and Instagram pics. As someone who likes to read a million and one bag reviews, I thought it would be useful to give you my two cents on this pricey purchase. As someone who spends most days out either working or walking about, I needed an every day bag that could survive the test of time and my crazy schedule.
Gucci has been killing it with their accessories and a few months ago when I submitted my last assignment I decided to treat myself to this bag I've been eyeing for what felt like forever. Some of my favourite bloggers introduced me to it and after careful consideration (note - I read a million reviews) and a good discount, I bit the bullet and bought it. As I've been wearing it non stop I'm now confident to review it properly so here are my thoughts in case you're in the market for a new luxury item!
Price+ Discount: The bag costs around £650 but I purchased mine though Secret Sales. If you buy through the link I left you get a £20 voucher to use on your first order as well. I love shopping through this site as you can save yourself a lot of money! This Gucci number was around 30% off on the site when I purchased it.
I should also add that the value of this bag has increased slightly and it may keep doing so as it will go into the staples from the brand.
Aesthetics: This is my first non-black bag. Shock, yes, I know. If you told me I would have bought this in any other colour but black last year, I would have laughed, but navy is like its sister and a great neutral shade nonetheless as I noticed it goes with almost everything I own. The hardware is champagne gold which means that the wash is so light that you can wear both silver and yellow gold without feeling like you're clashing.
The style is of this bag is boxy, I believe it's inspired from the old camera bags but the tassel adds a nice extra detail to what could have been a little too plain. The logo is big but as it's not eye catching it makes this bag a timeless piece in your collection.
Usability: This gem can hold it all, and I mean it. It may not look that spacious at first but don't let the size fool you. I can happily carry this piece day to night with all my essentials and even squeeze a little extra in there. Below you'll see exactly what I carry every day and bare in mind that there's still space to add a little more if you wanted to.
The bag comes with an adjustable strap that can't be removed but it sits very comfortably on your hip when you carry it and the quality of the strap is just as good as it's not too thick nor too slim and flimsy.
Quality: The leather is gorgeous and textured so it won't be a piece you need to baby all the time. It's worth mentioning that obviously it comes in different finishes so you can get patent if you wish. I haven't experienced any sagging at the base or tarnishing of the hardware and despite carrying it almost daily, the bag still looks brand new to me.
Final Verdict: I'm 100% happy with my purchase and if you were looking for a great every day piece to invest in, this is it! I would buy another colour of this same model, that's how much I love it.
WHAT'S IN MY BAG!
DKNY card holder - where I mainly put ID, spare cash, travel/discount cards.
Beales card holder - where I store over 20 points card for different stores I shop at. (yep...)
DS LONDON key ring - I love this real leather key ring with my initials engraved.
KEDS note diary - you never know when inspiration strikes you and you need to write the idea down.
CASEAPP phone cover - because I love marble so much that my phone needed this cover more than anything.
ECCO mini purse - to store spare change.
MAKEUP BAG - containing Avon "Au naturale", Kylie Cosmetics "Candy K", Lip balm and Pixie "Petal Pink". Check out this post for more infos.
What do you carry in your bag?