“ Brand: Lipsy / Type: Bowling Bag „
Despite parts of this company being a slight spin off of Juicy Couture, I can't help but love it! The dresses are all gorgeous and same with regular every day clothing - but some of the bags are to die for. Especially this gorgeous bowling bag in leopard print. It was love at first sight. My unhealthy love for leopard print just hasn't been fulfilled yet so I intend to keep buying until it bores me! For £32 the bag is really reasonable for the label its attached to. I expected Lipsy bags to shoot way about the price limit of River Island and into the £40's minimum. You can buy the bag in Lipsy stores, amazon and also on eBay second hand - worth checking if you don't want to pay the full amount. When it comes down to cleaning the bag, it is a quite easy to wipe material so it doesn't need heavy scrubbing or a washing machine to make it look good as new again. The bag does look exactly like the image on this, if not better. The bag is light grey and I'd say medium sized. It is smaller than a weekend bag and bigger than a handbag. Its perfect for the new fashion of keeping everything you own in your handbag (which I do!). The leopard print is on the top of the bag, at the bottom on a pocket and underneath the straps - which sounds odd placing but when you look at it, its lovely. I have to admit, it is the right amount of leopard print not to look tacky. It is really stylish infact, perfect for looking like you spent a million on a bag when you haven't! Lipsy has placed a plaque like logo on the front similar to the River Island bags - very nice! The bags large front pocket is perfect for storing bits inside and fits a wallet purse in, although I just use it for display and don't store anything inside. The inside of the bag is big enough to store everything and the lining is a little like cotton with a zip pocket holding the lipsy logo and two material pockets with no top perfect for phone and keys. The straps are a medium length which is perfect for slinging the bag over your shoulder or stylishly hanging it off your arm. They are quite thick which is good as it can carry quite a weight (which has been tested by carrying three a4 sketchbooks full to the brim for college). The quality of the bag is amazing bearing in mind its not expensive! I thought I would be struggling to make it last very long but I've had it for months now and it is still going strong - thank goodness. I had never brought a Lipsy bag before this and its made me want some more as they are such amazing quality and design. The bag obviously does not go with every outfit, but it does well considering. The fact it is grey means it goes with most colours but some patterns do clash with it which I don't like. I would recommend this bag to anyone wanting a stylish, versatile bag willing to take any weight you give it. It has held up my ridiculous amount of college books and not broken (touch wood). The strap is the perfect length and I couldn't fault the bag if I tried.
I love the lipsy clothing brand and often treat myself to dresses from them for nights out on the town. I do not have a lipsy shop anywhere near me so i tend to shop on their website. The website is easy to use and loads fast so i usually shop online. I was needing a new bag and had seen the leopard print bag on the lipsy website for £40! Its a bit more than i usually pay for a bag and that put me off buying it. I was on the lipsy website this week and they have a big sale on like most shops this time of the year, the bag was reduced to £25. I snapped it up as most sale items sell fast! The description on the website was very limited so i was a bit nervous of it arriving, i was not disappointed at all and have kept the bag. The bag is made of a synthetic type leather but feels like real leather, very soft and smooth to touch. Its a light grey colour all over and inside the bag, on the front has the grey and cream leopard print pattern. The bag has two handles also in the grey leather, as its a bowling bag the straps are not big enough to be carried on your shoulder its designed to be carried by hand. Inside the bag has a grey lining and has a lipsy london logo on the inside pocket. The bag has a small phone pocket it the lining and another small pocket next to it which is handy to store lipgloss or chewing gum. The main inner pocket has a zip i usually carry my mobile phone or scrap bits of paper in this pocket. The front of the bag is gorgeous, i love leopard print. Its a more modern twist on leopard print as its grey and cream and more of a wider spread pattern. Looks much more classy than brassy! On the front of the bag is a long oblong zip pocket, it has the pattern on the front. Its probably the most useful of all the pockets on the bag as i store my make up essentials in this pocket. I hate hunting around the bottom of my handbag to find make up. Its a medium sized bag big enough for me to cart about all my junk in and more, its comfortable to carry and has a square shape to it but the handles and patterns add a soft glam look to the bag. It also has a logo on the front of the bag between the handles. I love my new bag and glad i waited to buy it when it was at a reduced price, i usually chop and change my handbags often but i have decided i like this bag so much that i will probably use it until it falls apart. Im a rock chic and it adds a bit of glam to any my outfits.
Since the Lipsy store opened in Birmingham Ive hardly stopped shopping in there. Yes the clothes and accessories can be expensive but they always have such amazing sales and thats where I pick up a lot of my bargains - mostly handbags if Im honest. Now if you have read any of my reviews you will know I have a bit of a leopard print addiction so whenever I see anything with that pattern on Im immediately drawn to it which is exactly what happened when I spotted this 'Lipsy Leopard Print Bowling Bag'. I fell in love with it straight away and even better the price had dropped from its RRP so I bought it straight away - and Im very happy that I did. Ive been using it so much since I bought it and there is no sign of damage on it at all. Its well worth the money in my opinion. Useful Information: Price: £32 Stockists: Lipsy stores & Amazon also stock this bag. Other Info: This bag is made from wipe clean material so it is VERY easy to clean should you get it dirty or spill anything on it. Amazon say this is a medium sized clasp bag - but there is no clasp this is a zip fasten bag - so dont buy it if your hoping for a clasp lock bag. Officially Lipsy branded on the front of the bag - and on the inside but no-one but yourself will really see that. - - - - - - - Design - When buying online what you really need to know is whether this bag looks anything like the imge that the site shows and Im happy to report it looks exactly the same if not nicer - so if you are buying online you will not be disappointed by the design. The bag is mainly a light grey in colour and is about medium sized Id say - in comparison to other handbags I own anyway. The stitching around the bag is the same grey shade as the material so it isnt very noticable unless your really looking for it - which lets face not many people will be. The leopard print pattern is situated at the top of the bag - just underneath the straps and at the bottom as the extra large pocket is also the same leopard print design. Now I know a lot of people think leopard print can be tacky and I do agree if its not done properly it can be OTT and stand out a bit too much but I think this print is more stylish than anything else and 100% NOT tacky. The print is actually white with grey and black print so it fits in with the rest of the colour on the bag really well - it stands out but it blends in as well - if you get my meaning! There is also a small 'Lipsy' silver plaque at the top of the bag to prove that this is official designer material - it doesnt really have a purpose but its quite cute I suppose. At the front of the bag as I mentioned is a large pocket which is perfect for me to store my large purse as it fits in there perfectly - its a nice touch as when I put my purse in there I dont have to rootle through my bag to find it when Im in a rush so I like that added feature. At the top of the bag is the straps which again are about medium length - in my experience anyway - they are quite short so this bag can be carried easily in your hand but they are long enough to place this on your shoulder - I like having that option as sometimes I cant be bothered to carry around my bag in my hands. Also at the top is the zip fastening - not a clasp as described! - but the zip seems to very secure to me and Ive never had a problem with it coming open - in fact at first it is a bit stiff but that soon loosens up so I wouldnt say its a major disadavantage. The inside is the same greay colour but is made from a cotton like material rather than a wipe clean one - it might be harder to clean but it certainly looks really good. There is another Lipsy plaque on the inside which is made of suede material and there is also - a zip lock pocket and 2 loose material pockets - I tend to use those for things like my bus pass and phone to make sure I dont lose them in my bag when I need to find them quickly - I love having some added pockets for the more important things Im carrying around. - - - - - - - Size: Is just perfect for me personally as it will be for most people I reckon. It is medium sized so it means it is the perfect size for carrying around all your daily items - iPod, phone, keys, bus pass, make-up etc. But it is also small enough to use on a daily basis without it getting in the way - I have some rather large hadbags and sometimes they do get in the way when Im out and about so I like that this one is slightly smaller but still manages to fit all my things in. It is also small enough - when wearing it on your shoulder - to fit comfortably underneath your arm without digging in so size wise it is so perfect for me. It fits everything in without getting in the way - a perfect everyday bag. - - - - - - - Quality: From what Ive seen so far its pretty brilliant - as it always is with Lipsy bags that Ive bought. Ive owned this for around 2 months now and been getting a LOT of use from it and I cant see any signs of damage or wear on it at all and Im not the best for person for taking care of handbags. This doesnt get dirty easily BUT even when it does - I spilt some of a pint on it the other day for example - it is very easy to clean as a quick once over with a baby wipe does the trick for me. The inside Im assuming will be harder to clean but I havent had to do so as yet so I cant really comment. The bags still standing after 2 months so Im hoping it will go on lasting for a very long time to come - I adore it. - - - - - - - With the pattern this might not be the most versatile bag ever BUT if your wearing something very plain and casual this can make it look much more dressed up in seconds so thats how I tend to wear this bag most often. The leopard print wont be for everyone BUT my mom who fully admits she normally hates leopard print says she even really likes this bags pattern so it might even be for people who dont usually go for leopard print items. It is the perfect size, has a gorgeous desing and so far Ive found it to be brilliant quality so I have no complaints at all. The price is justified for me because of how much I use it so I dont even see that as an issue - although Im guessing some people might. I cannot recommend this highly enough though because I love and have no problems at all with it. Thanks For Reading. x0 Salz 0x