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Every year me and my Husband attend the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket Racecourse and this year was no different and we decided to take our Son Jayden with us. I already had a new dress to wear and was planning to re-use one of my older handbags that matched, however during a trip into town me and my Mum had a quick look in a little independent shop, not wanting anything in particular we just thought we would have a look around. It was during this that I spotted an Envy Handbag, it was the perfect match to my dress in both colour and style, I really wanted to buy it to go with my dress for racing but decided to wait a little while. However a few weeks later I received the Envy Handbag as my first Mothers Day present.
The Envy Bow Satchel Handbag is a small rectangle shaped bag and has a sort of smart satchel appearance to it. The majority of the bag is made from a black leather, the main feature of it is the large black and cream leather bow shape on the front of it (this is the part that matched my dress)
Right in the middle of the bag is a shiny gold clasp, here is a section on the main part of the bag which threads through the part of the clasp which is on the top flap, this then twists to secure the bag shut.
The handbag comes with 2 handles, there is a long black leather shoulder strap which fastens to a small gold ring on either side of the bag, this can be removed when needed, the second smaller handle is also made from black leather and is attached to the top of the bag, again with gold rings.
The inside of the bag and the inside of all the pockets is lined with a cream fabric covered with a brown and green flower pattern which contrast the outside of the bag nicely and gives it a classy look. The handbag is available in other colour combinations including red and cream, dark green and cream, orange and cream ( shown in the picture) and fuchsia.
What I also like about the Envy Bag (which I didn't realise when I first saw it) is how spacious it is, the bag itself is quite compact but it has a lot of pockets and a lot of space inside.
Inside the bag are 2 large main sections, these are divided with a further pocket which fastens with a cream coloured zip, this pocket is deceptively large. On the inside of the bag there is a further pocket on the back of the bag, this is slightly smaller and again fastened with a matching cream zip.
On the front of the bag on the inside are 2 mobile phone holders, these are reasonably large and would fit most mobile phones. The final pocket is on the back of the bag and takes up most of it, this fastens with a black zip so that it blends in with the rest of the bag.
This bag is ideal for me, being a diabetic I have quite a lot of equipment to take around with me so with all of these large pockets as well as the main sections of the bag I have plenty of room to keep all of my belongings making them easy to find without having to spend ages rummaging around.
As I have mentioned my Envy Handbag came from a local independent shop and cost £25.00, personally I thought this was quite good value for money as I have seen this handbag sold for £35.00 to £40.00 else where including online.
The bag is of an excellent quality and finished to a high standard and in my opinion is definitely worth the money. The style and colour combination of the bag makes it very versatile making it suitable for any occasions.
Since I received the Envy Bow Satchel Handbag I have had a lot of use out of it, personally I use it more with the smaller handle on the top of the bag rather than the longer shoulder strap.
What I like about this bag is how spacious it is without being too large and bulky, on the outside the handbag seems quite compact but it is actually very spacious and all of the different pockets allows you to easily and quickly find your belongings without having to spend ages searching.
The handbag is reasonably priced if you shop around and is of such a good quality it is worth the money.
This handbag is very versatile and ideal for any occasion whether it be a shopping trip or an evening out, I have used my handbag for both formal and casual occasions and the bag has been both practical and looked good.
I am extremely pleased with my Envy Bow Satchel Handbag, it will definitely be getting a lot of use, I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a stylish yet practical handbag.