Newest Review: ... again not great. For £7 I've made allowances I suppose. **Overall** Overall I can't say I'd recommend the Asos Nude Quilted Across B... more
Cute design but poor quality.
Asos Nude Quilted Across Body
Member Name: Carrie23
Asos Nude Quilted Across Body
Advantages: cheap, stylish, medium size, spacious
Disadvantages: poor quality material, loose internal lining
ASOS collection offers a wide selection of fashion items, like dresses, jackets, footwear, accessories, handbags etc. This is an across body bag from of the Asos collection for women.
The bag is nude pink in colour, with metallic gold-tone details. It has a fold-over flap closure, featuring a twist lock made by shiny metal.
The leather-look bag is made by 100% Polyurethane. It has a diagonal quilted design with a double-stitching detail in nude colour. The bag has one main compartment on the inside and a large zip pocket on the back internal surface. The internal lining is made by a bright, thin and semi-transparent polyester fabric. The fabric is a little loose inside the main compartment and doesn't look very sturdy and durable.
The handbag has a plaited chain strap in gold-tone with nude leather-look material going through the chain links. The strap is fixed on the bag and can't be removed, but it can be tucked inside the main compartment.
~ ~ Useful details ~ ~
This bag is a medium size and measures approximately 23cm x 16cm x 8cm (Width x Height x Depth). It's a very good size and can easily fit the essentials: phone, keys, wallet, lipstick etc without looking overstuffed.
The strap length is 1.30 m (51") in total, it is fixed on the bag and non-adjustable. The strap drop measures 65 centimeters (around 25½"). The strap drop is the distance between the middle of the strap at shoulder height and the end of the strap at the top of the bag's body.
The bag is made in China.
~ ~ My opinion ~ ~
I picked up the Asos Nude Quilted Across Body Bag online from Asos.com for only £5 which I thought was an absolute bargain. The retail price of this bag is around £16.
The top folds over securely and the chain strap has a very convenient length that allows the bag to be worn in different ways. It is primarily designed to be carried at the shoulder, or it can be worn as an across body bag. Alternatively, you can hide the chain strap inside the bag and hold it as a clutch.
There are many different shades of nude and if I want to match the bag with my shoes I want them to have similar shades. This bag comes in a pale champagne pink/nude colour that fits perfectly with my nude peep-toes. It's not a simple beige-y nude shade based on soft browns. The colour is very light and neutral with a hint of pink. Therefore, I think that this design is more appropriate for the summer because of its bright colour but it can also be worn in the winter and create a nice contrast.
One of the aspects that I don't like about this bag is the internal lining which is thin and loose inside the bag. I am usually searching my stuff by feeling, and my things get tangled and lost when I am trying to reach something in this bag due to the 'baggy' lining.
Also, I dislike the feel of the poor quality material used on the bag. It has a slight smell of plastic and the PU material feels cheap and doesn't look very sturdy and durable.
~ ~ Conclusion ~ ~
Other than the poor quality material, this is a pretty handbag and has a very convenient size. It is certainly a cheap choice with a nice design that you can easily match with many outfits. Considering the £5 that I paid for it, I think it was a good purchase. However, I am not sure if I would recommend buying this bag at full price.
Summary: Recommended only if you find a good offer.