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I have had my eye on this bag since September this year (yes 3 months!) and after working very hard and paying some mounting bills I decided to treat myself after a £50 payout from dooyoo last month to this gorgeous bag from River Island.
The bag is a large dark brown coloured bag although on the website it is described as "dark beige". It's more a really rich, milk chocolate colour and the suede material is super soft.
The bag is rather large and brilliant for carrying my everyday essentials in! The measurements are 40cm height and 45cm width. I am easily able to put in my umbrella, purse, phone, drink, hand cream and even my 13inch macbook slides in snugly with plenty of room for everything else! I think this is brill as in the new year I am hoping to treat myself to a tablet or a kindle which I can carry out with me and so I know this bag would be brilliant for this purpose.
The bag has lovely compartments inside, one zip pocket where I like to keep my keys, oyster card and vaseline and on the opposite side of the interior are 2 open pockets which can easily hold a packet of tissues or a similar item.
The bag has a lovely gold tassel design on the handle and oddly enough has two straps. One longer one with chains at either end where I can wear this slung over my shoulder, and a small strap which to be honest I am not sure of the purpose for unless people like it held in the crook of their arm. I prefer the look of this over the shoulder and it is a simple, but gorgeous looking bag. I thought this bag would feel heavy what with carrying my macbook around with me, but surprisingly it balanced the weight well and I wasn't left with backache as the strap is sufficiently thick to spread the weight of the bag evenly over my shoulder making it easier to carry.
Overall I really like this bag and it is totally worth the £40 spent. I have a little fetish for River Island bags and this one has soon become one of my favourites. It's brilliant for throwing all assortments in and it is really durable and the handle strong. It goes with pretty much anything I wear and is lovely for an everyday bag. I'd definitely recommend this one!
Dark beige slouch bag with tassel and chain handle detail