“ Brand: Suzy Smith / Type: Shoulder Bag „
I paid £23.99 for my Floral Handbag and although I do think it is a little on the expensive side, I give it the benefit of the doubt because I just love Suzy Smith items so much! I was given a purse last year and have fallen in love with the products since.
I had seen similar items to this in shops etc but after searching the Suzy Smith website, I found the floral handbag pictured above and just had to have it. It is a nice sized bag 20cm x 34cm x 8cm approx which is big enough for my needs, I have other bags that are bigger but this is a nice size for nights out and special occasions. When feeling extravagant, I have been known to go food shopping with it. The strap isn't very long but can just about be used to go over the shoulder. The inside is spacious and I like the lining, My bag has a lovely peach shade lining which gives it an expensive feel (£24 is not wildly expensive by any means) but it makes it feel like you have paid much more for it. The top of the bag has a sturdy zip, which is much better than the magnetic closing some bags have, zips make me feel more secure as my items are not on show and I very much prefer that.
I love the boldness of these bags, the vibrant colours and the fact they are very well made. Although it is not an everyday bag, it has still had a lot of usage, but the seams and edges are still in excellent condition. No fraying, no pulling of stitches, still as good as new. The only disadvantage I have found is the colours have run a little bit after a water bottle accident. Although I notice it, because of the pattern on the outside of the bag, unless you look very closely you wouldn't notice. The inside lining is normally covered by the amount of items I have to take with me, so it's not very noticeable at all. There is a warning on the label inside regarding the colour fasting of the bag, so they had this base covered.
Defiantly recommend this one.
===Why I Bought This===
I am not one really into designer bags but came across these on Amazon after a tip-off from people on the Money Expert website.
I was not even looking for handbags but when I saw these flowery items on sale for under £9 I thought they were too good a bargain to miss.
The image above is of the raspberry version but it also came in a white version as well so I ordered one of each.
Being a sort of young and funky design I have put one away for my son's girlfriend for Christmas as I know she likes bags and I have seen her using flowering handbags before.
I must admit I do not know a lot about this designer but have seen her handbags about on Amazon and know that they are stocked in Harrods and House of Fraser.
Product code - ZB002904CO
This a a fabric bag with Synthetic handle and band around the top.
The main part of the bag is poly/cotton and has a polyester lining.
Zip top closure.
Zip internal pocket and phone holder slip pockets
Height 20 cm, Width 34 cm, Depth 8 cm, Strap Drop 25 cm.
To the front is a heavy hanging heart charm with 'Suzy Smirth LONDON' engraved into it.
Full price was £45 but I had mine for under £9 on Amazon - but they went really quickly.
I was really pleased to have grabbed myself such bargains but not having had a Suzy Smith bag before was not sure what to expect.
However I had very prompt delivery from Amazon and was not disappointed with my bags.
The raspberry one is a gorgeous rich deep colour on the trimmings, piping and handle. The bag came very well packaged with tissue paper padding as well as being wrapped around all the metal fitting - handle rings and the dangling heart n the front.
The main fabric is poly/cotton and the label warns it is not colour fast.
The fabric has a white background with large splodgy flowers in cream, black, yellow, mauve and purples.
The large dangling heart on the front is a heavy metal one and engraved on the front and with the two intertwined 'S's on the reverse - very expensive feeling and attractive.
The shortish strap is just for hand holding or over your shoulder at a push. There is a full length zip across the top which is a good security feature and the zip pulls have 'Suzy Smith' engraved on them. Inside has a peachy lining with a zipped pocket and two slip pockets - all bound with raspberry binding.
Not exactly a general everyday bag but great for weddings or going out in the evenings to somewhere special. It is large enough to hold what you need without looking over bulky.
(The white version has more green and purple in the printed fabric but had a vivid emerald green lining - which is lovely.)
My problem was to decide which bag to give away - personally I think I preferred the raspberry as I like deep pink colours but this is the one I am giving away as being Christmas I thought a white bag would not be too appropriate.
However I also love the one I am keeping - the coloured prints means it will liven up many outfits in lots of different colours and is large enough to carry your essentials without being cramped.
I am not usually one for logos and such like but I love the expensive feeling dangling heart charm which definitely shows it is not a cheap printed bag but a quality item.
These bags are also lightweight before being filled so would not weigh you down.
There are three rows of piping down the front and double rows of stitching around the seams which looks very well done.
All in al a great bag one I would recommend to anyone.
When I ordered these I thought they might have been a little 'young' for me but now I think they would suit any age from teens to fifties and beyond. It will make a nice change for sensible bags!
===Would I Recommend?===