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New Look Monochrome Across the Body Bag
Monochrome Across Body Bag
Member Name: rji0907
Monochrome Across Body Bag
Advantages: Cheap, handy, can fit a good amount of stuff in
Disadvantages: None for me
I am going on holiday in a couple of months time and I detest carrying a bag around with me so I decided that I wanted a bag that I could place over my shoulder and across my body so my belongings felt secure and I didn't have to worry about carrying a bag around and leaving it somewhere.
I found the perfect sized bag in New Look for £12.99 which I thought was a really decent price and perfect for what I wanted as I didn't want to spend a fortune on a bag that was only likely to be used for holiday purposes.
I went for the across the body Monochrome bag which is available in a few different colours including blue and pink but I went for the white and black one as I thought white was a nice, light colour for my holiday and black and white both go with most outfits.
This bag has two handles, a small handle which means you can carry the bag in your hand and a larger strap for use over the shoulder and across the body. The bag is a perfect size as I wanted something that I could fit my phone, keys, money and a couple of other bits and bobs in such as a camera and sunglasses but isn't too big or bulky. I tested the bag out when I purchased it to check it was suitable and I managed to fit all the above in that I needed and although the bag was full and you would struggle to fit anything else in it, it did take all the essentials I needed it to without stretching the bag beyond its capacity which is all I wanted from it.
Although the main reason I purchased this bag for necessity reasons, it is a bonus that I really like the look of it too. The main base of the bag is black with the flip over top being white so although a good proportion of the bag is black, the white really compliments the bag well to give it that bit of colour and style. To add that little bit extra to the bag, the strap buckle, strap holders and clasp are all gold which again really compliments the bag well and I think these little extras really define the bag and make it look a bit classier than it actually is. The clasp is a push button clasp that is easy to use and feels secure so you won't have your bag coming undone without you noticing.
Although I have generally purchased this for holiday purposes, I have used it on a few recent days out for convenience purposes and I have been really impressed with it. It does feel quite lightweight, yet sturdy at the same time and although this is only quite a small bag, the room inside is more substantial than you would first imagine. Even when you do push it to its limit as I tried, it doesn't feel the bag is going to stretch or tear at all and I feel that even if this bag is knocked about a bit on our forthcoming holiday, it won't make a difference and the bag will stand up to the test well.
The bag has a snakeskin pattern etched into it which is quite subtle, but again gives the bag that bit of an edge to make it stand out from other bags.
Overall, this is a really decent bag that looks good, is versatile, convenient and not badly priced at all. It is perfect for day trips and holidays where you don't want to be lumbered with carrying a bag around with you. This is a really nice bag from New Look and comes with a recommendation from me.
Summary: A good across the body bag from New Look
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