Review: House of Want We Step Up Bag

The We Step Up Bag was first introduced in House of Want’s fall/holiday 2020 collection, and shortly after started appearing in my social media feed, just as I was warming up to the idea of padded bags. It’s heavily inspired by the Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette Bag, but infused with elements from the Chanel classic flap. As a designer chimera…

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Review: Oroton Margot Mini Day Bag

My bag collection is badly in need of an update. As the rest of my wardrobe takes a sharp turn into the casual, I have grown (a little) tired of all the structured satchels that I carry, and decided I need to get weird(er) with my bag choices. (But not too weird, because that probably wouldn’t feel me.) One new…

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Review: AllSaints Fetch Leather Crossbody Bag

One category of product that has fallen off my radar is bags. Sure, I still have a few holy grail items on my wishlist, but my desire to buy them has waned. One of the last (successful) bag purchases I made was the AllSaints Fetch Leather Crossbody Bag: a surprisingly functional bag considering its size, the Fetch Crossbody has two…

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Review: Senreve Midi Maestra Bag

Senreve’s Maestra Bag, released in 2016 as the DTC brand’s first product, is an ambitious undertaking: the company’s founders set out to create a stylish laptop bag (already a tall order) that can transition easily from work to weekend. In the almost-four years since the Maestra’s birth, the brand has added two more sizes–a “Midi” and a “Mini”–while retaining the…

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Review: Kurt Geiger London Large Kensington Tweed Shoulder Bag (Chanel 19 Bag Lookalike)

I’ve had my eye on the Chanel 19 (named 19 for its birth year) since its debut back in March at the F/W 2019 show, but didn’t feel strongly enough about any available colorway to pull the trigger. All I knew was that I wanted the bag in tweed. While I wait for a desirable colorway to become available, I… View Post

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