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Accessorize Ditsy Lined Bow Bag
Member Name: topsyturvy
Accessorize Ditsy Lined Bow Bag
Date: 06/04/12, updated on 25/04/12 (125 review reads)
Advantages: great style, holds a lot
Disadvantages: thinner fabric
I recently treated myself to a new handbag, nothing too pricey but I found a bargain at Accessorize and I had to have it. I have had a few bad experiences with their bags before, with things ripping and other issues but I was ready to give them another chance as this bag looked nice. I got this Ditsy Bow bag in the sale and the bag is a really good size and the style is a bit quirky. It comes in a couple of colours but I decided to buy it in the black colour as I wanted to use it for work and didn't want anything too vibrant.
This bag, is a shoulder bag but the strap is a bit longer so it gives room for your arm to move. It is made of a thin faux leather and it is lined with a black floral cotton lining inside. The strap is held on by a brass rings and it zips closed at the top. It has a big leather bow on the front and is rounded at the bottom which creates a nice shape. The bag isn't the toughest leather but the overall look of it is quite a nice trendy everyday bag to use.
DITSY BOW BAG
Inside of this bag, there is a zip inside pocket to keep things hidden like phones, purses or anything like that. There is also the phone pouch in there too to store that and I do find that it is really quite spacious, I hold a lot in here from my purse which is big to a magazine and a few other bits and it seems to have a great capacity. The zip pocket is really handy but with the bag zipping closed at the top I find it safe to walk around with this anyway as no one could steal anything with it being zipped shut.
In terms of actually wearing the bag and comfort, I find that it is a delight to wear, the strap is well supported and I have found that I hardly feel it on my shoulder as it seems to stay in place. The bag doesn't move when I walk either if I keep my hand holding the bag as I walk, it is very comfortable. The odd time, I do find the bag slips when I have it on my shoulder but as soon as I put it back in place it is fine, this can sometimes be to do with the coat being worn.
The bag has been good quality so far, I haven't noticed any signs of tearing in the leather or any signs of wear and I have had it a good couple of months now. I don't make the bag too heavy though just a good weight or otherwise it is bad for your back and then that would be when signs would start to show on the straps. The inside of the bag, the lining hasn't got any tears either and it seems to hold well for the contents that are inside.
Overall, this is a really good bag and has redeemed my opinion of Accessorize handbags. It does me well for my day to day use and shopping trips and I like the style of it and the fact that it is very comfortable. It fits my needs and all that I want to carry around with me and I feel safe with it on my shoulder as it has a good zip on it to keep contents secure. It is a good bag for anyone needing one for work or day to day use and has a great capacity.
This bag is available online in the blue and the pink colour at £16 which is half price from the original RRP of £32.
The official Accessorize website where this can be purchased from is http://www.accessorize.com
Summary: a shoulder bag by Accessorize