Product Type: Irregular Choice Handbag leather
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I love Lola
Irregular Choice Lola Clutch
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Irregular Choice Lola Clutch
Advantages: Looks, great size, can be found way under the RRP
Disadvantages: Magnetic clasp not very secure
Over the last few months I have read several reviews about Irregular Choice shoes, and seeing some gorgeous pictures I'm slowly falling in love. Being a fan of bags more than shoes however, I've yet to take the plunge and buy a pair of the rather expensive shoes. On my last hunt online to see if there was a sale on Irregular Choice, I came across the Lola bag. I hadn't realised that bags were available. Now you're talking!
I immediately bought the Lola bag. It was a great price, it looked fantastic, and I was actually on the look out for a new clutch anyway. Win win!
When the bag first arrived, my immediate thoughts were that it was bigger than I had expected, so this was a pleasant surprise. Sized at 15cm x 33cm x 9cm, it seems bigger than the clutches I had been using previously which is great for me, meaning I can fit more 'stuff' in it when I go out!
Certainly eye catching, the blue polka dot material with the large oversized bow on the front won't be to everyone's taste, but for me I find the quirkiness of these items fantastic. The name Irregular Choice just couldn't be more fitting.
As with most clutch bags, it isn't the most secure fastening, fastening only with a magnetic clasp. Better than nothing I guess, but its something to consider when going out, that you need to be conscious that possibly your phone, house keys and money are all in one small space and are easily accessible if you're not on the ball. The inside zipped compartment adds a little more security, and I will often put my bank card and cash in this little compartment.
The detachable strap is a handy option so you can either wear the bag over the shoulder or 'clutch' it! I prefer to carry mine and usually take the strap off these kind of bags (in fact I have a bag just with the straps from my clutches inside!). There is a cute little charm detail on one side of the bag with 3 charms on it including a strawberry, a monkey and an ice cream. I don't have the matching shoes, but I know from information on the website that the matching shoes also have this charm on them.
The fabric material of the bag means you do have to be careful with it not to get it mucky. It contrasts different fabrics and materials making it look great, but a little awkward to clean. If you look after it, the odd rub with a damp cloth should be enough to keep it looking at its best. The contrasting snake effect lining inside the bag, hasn't had the same fate, with one of my lipsticks losing its lid and lining the inside of the bag with make up, I was tempted to put the whole thing in the washing machine but I'm not sure I dare!
I often receive compliments regarding the bag when I'm out, so I will definitely be investing in the shoes soon.
RRP is £50, but I picked mine up from ebay brand new for around £25.
Summary: 4 stars
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