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A bit of a let down, Ted!
Ted Baker Purse
Member Name: 2012Saver
Ted Baker Purse
Advantages: Comes in many colours, looks gorgeous
Disadvantages: Wears easily
I am reviewing the Ted Baked Rocksy Purse. It is similar in design to the purse in the DooYoo picture above however it is shorter in length, and the bobbles on top are heart shaped instead of round.
I bought this purse as a treat for myself about a year ago. I chose a lovely baby pink shade with cream coloured bobbles which are outlined in gold and have the TB initials in gold. The purse has a patent finish which when new, is lovely and shiny.
This purse cost £59 which seemed extravagant at the time but I hoped it would be a purse I would keep for a couple of years and so would get my money's worth. I bought my purse from ASOS.com but it can also be ought in department stores such as House of Fraser or John Lewis, from Ted Baker stores or from various other online retailers.
The size of the purse that I am reviewing is as follows:
The purse has 6 card slots, a coins section and a notes section. I personally find there is not enough card slots to hold all of my cards and have ended up stuffing 2 or more cards into each slot, which I feel stretches them a little. Due to the size of the purse, notes need to be folded up to fit inside. This is something else I don't like as I prefer my notes to fit in without folding. There is plenty of room to store coins.
Inside the purse the material is grey with a floral print. This is a nice contrast to the pink patent and can only be seen when you open the purse.
Since I bought this purse I have been using it every day. Initially the purse wore well, but after about 6 months the purse started to show signs of wear that I was unhappy with. The stitching on the outside of the purse became stained and dirty in appearance and the patent was easily marked. The gold around the bobbles started to scrape off. I also found that the purse did not stay securely closed, and even when not overly full I would often find the purse open in my handbag with coins spilt everywhere.
Now I am realistic and know that with daily use, not many purses all last forever. However I did expect this purse to last longer than it did, and after only a year I am on the lookout for a new one!
This is a lovely designer purse and would make a gorgeous gift, but only for those who can afford to regurlarly replace it. Alternatively it could be saved for special occasions and would last longer if not used every day.
The inside of this purse has printed in the leather a little motto from Ted: "Ted says, the more you give, the more you get" and on this occasion I would have to disagree. For such a hefty price tag, I would have expected a more durable purse.
Summary: The more you give doesn't always mean the more you get!!
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