“ Brand: Playboy / Type: Clutch bag „
With my best mate/flatmate's birthday looming I have been stuck of what to get her. I already managed to book her a Ferrari driving day which I know she has always wanted but then I wanted a few other gifts of things for her to open that she had no idea about.
Now me, at 36 years old I am not into the brand that is Playboy and actually I never have been. I rate their products highly as they are excellent quality but I don't like heavily branded things and for me I think this brand is a bit young! However my mate is almost 33 and adores the stuff....still. I have tried to convince her its for kids but she doesn't listen and she loves it all!
So when I spotted this bag on Freemans online reduced from £20.00 to £8.00 I knew she would love it and actually when it arrived it really wasn't as naff or as lame as I expected to be!
The Bag Itself:
Well it is a clutch bag and it is rather small and oblong and it has a thin black leather thinnish strap to the top of it which obviously isn't very long. You can use this as a clutch bag of course and tuck the strap inside (or remove it) or use it as a shoulder bag though it does give a very snug fit.
The main body of the bag is black and it has a satin finish and that gives a soft feel. It is trimmed with black leather to the corners and the centre of the bag towards the opening, I guess not only to give it a nice polished look but also to protect the edges and keep the bag looking smart. Down the centre of the bag and to the section which opens there are many well stitched on black sequins which are really smooth on there and secure (so no snagging of your clothes!). All over the outside of the bag there are letter p's and bunny heads (the emblem for Playboy) all in metallic shades of gold, pink, red and green.
The bag opens via a silver press stud of a large size which opens and closes with complete ease and the strap which I mentioned previously is tacked in with a couple of matching silver studs to the inside of it and if you gently pull the open the strap completely it removes off. Inside the bag there is a white label and on that we are giving washing instructions (you can't wash or dry this by the way) and we are told that this bag comes only in one size and there in the bottom section of the bag and beneath a small black zip section there is a pink embossed bunny head in there.
The zip section is small and the bag itself is hard so you can't really put much in there unless its flat type of thing. The base if the bag again is black and a sort of satin material with a slight sheen to it and again bunny heads are etched into that.
This isn't a particularly roomy bag and I would call it an evening bag really. Enough room however for a small mobile, keys and money and once done up it is really secure and doesn't flip open by itself or anything like that.
All in all as I said earlier this is not a bag I would be seen with on my person. However for a young person or someone that genuinely likes Playboy the brand I have to say that this really is great quality and something a bit different.
I like the size of this dinky bag as it is roomier than I first thought it to be. Its wipe clean on the inside and I do like the detachable strap idea and for me I think that this is very worth the money I spent on it and my Friend will be absolutely delighted with it without a shadow of a doubt!
Available online but if you want to pick up a bargain Freemans is where I purchased mine from for my mate! Do be sure though that it comes with an outside purple and pink label that is stamped with the Playboy logo on it to make sure it isn't fake though (mine had that!)