Dress: vintage from Fleetville Emporium
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
Oh hi! Remember me? I accidentally, sort-of-on-purpose, took a 3 week hiatus from blogging. Oops! For a minute, I thought I might have forgotten the basics. Scary stuff. Anyway, wedding stuff is taking up 90% of my time at the minute because there are- scarily- only 44 days until our big day. I'll be blogging a wedding update type post in the next few days for those interested but let's just say we are getting down to the nitty-gritty stuff now- table plans and napkins anyone?!
I was one of the very grateful bloggers to receive a pretty bag from Brit Stitch, a brand new face in the handcrafted satchel market. I was asked to give some feedback on the bags and thought I'd make it public, in the name of an honest review.
What do you think of the style/design? Personally, I love it. The rounded corners and simple, no-frills design looks expensive and very different to what is currently available out there. The unfinished edges give it an edge to counter-act the pastel colour.
How easy is the bag to use? The turn-lock clasp is really easy to use on the go. My one complaint about most satchels is the buckles and what a faff they are to use when you're struggling to reach for something quickly- i.e. a phone or an oyster card!
Are the bag sizes suitable? Yes, I went for the A4 size larger bag and it's quite remarkable how much I can fit into it, including cameras, notebooks and a laptop!
When would I use the bag? If I'm honest, I wouldn't use this bag everyday. This is purely down to the pale colour I chose and I've noticed that since taking it on public transport, it can become quite marked. Most of these wash off, but I am going to be a bit more careful with it in the future!
Any comments on the quality? It seems very well made to me, I've not noticed any loose threads or wearing away of the colour which is quite impressive as I've taken it out and about quite a lot. The strap seems very strong and there is no cracking of the leather which has happened on some of my other satchels.
Are the bags reasonably priced? The smaller, half pint satchel retails at £70 (with an extra 15% off at the moment!) which I think is pretty good. The other well-known satchel brands start from around £100, with the limited edition ones in similar colours going up to £125.
And now I need your feedback! What do you think of the bags? Do you like the shape? I personally think that it's a little bit Mulberry, for a fraction of the price and the candy colours are lovely for summer (if it ever arrives!). A small selection of the bags can be found here with that cheeky discount available on all the bags.