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Karen Millen bag
Recently I was lucky enough to be given this bag as a gift for my birthday. Having been something I had coveted for some time, I was delighted to receive it, especially because the £155 price tag made it something I wouldn't buy on a whim.
The bag is 100% leather and predominantly white with thick blue stripes on the front. Not surprisingly, at this price, it comes with its own dust bag so I can keep it nice and clean. The clasp opens by pressing the two sides together to open the bag and has the Karen Millen logo clearly emblazoned on the clasp. To close it the 4 small hooks have to be aligned and pressed down and this ensures that it is securely closed.
It is described as a clutch bag which is how I tend to carry it, but it comes complete with a long leather strap which can be easily attached to the sides of the bag and removed should it not be required. Inside the bag is a zipped pocket and 2 open side pockets.
The size is sized 23 x 26 x 5cm which makes it just the right size for me when I go out and carry just a few bits and pieces. Because it is quite sturdy and the clasp a strong one, then even if I do fill it up to the brim, I know it won't just burst open. The care instructions inside the bag tell me not to overfill the bag as it can cause distortion in the shape but sometimes I just can't help myself, and so far, the bag has retained its shape.
Also available in the range are a matching purse and belt costing £65 each and although there are no matching shoes, I did want the bag to match some shoes I already had in exactly the same shade of blue.
The bag is expensive and because of this I use it only for special occasions- I don't carry it to work every day.
It is very high quality, and well made, and looks classy for a night out.
Recommended if you want a special bag for a special occasion
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