If you are anything like me, or live anywhere like Winnipeg, you may be slightly hard on your handbags. My holy grail handbags are doing well, but my other bags get beat up after a while. With how cold Winnipeg is (-45°C in the winter, anyone??) and being on the go a lot of the time, I seem to go through purses faster than I would like. However, I recently received the perfect crossbody for me, and it’s more durable than I think most cars are these days. If you need something to stand up to unknown forces, read on!
I received this as a gift from M’s parents, and I could not love it more. It’s the perfect size, the travel print is very me, and it is a very durable nylon that looks like it would escape completely unscathed from one of those crash test dummy tests. Made from Ripstop nylon, it’s possibly the most durable fabric out there for a purse- in terms of a travel purse, you could not ask for a better material. I also love the print- fun and cute without being childish! I find that some Kate Spade prints can cross the line from whimsical into ridiculous but this walks that line perfectly.
At 11 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, it is a great size. I can fit my full sized wallet, my coin purse, my glasses case, and any other small items I might need throughout the day. It may sound odd but I’ve yet to find another crossbody purse that isn’t too small or a messenger bag. (Why are those the opposites? Too small for a wallet and anything else or a full-on messenger bag that could fit a 15″ lap top??) Also, the strap is 11-25″, allowing for any length you could want!
There is one main pocket with a smaller sub-pocket, a medium pocket on the back, and a slightly smaller pocket on the front. Do you want to know what makes this purse different from many on the market? Every single pocket is zippered. I personally believe that anything that isn’t closed with a zipper is asking for something to be stolen- so I love being able to keep everything secure and safe. When you are travelling and have a passport on you, it’s best to have multiple zippers in the way.
A cute handbag is always in style, especially when it’s made exactly for you! What is your ideal handbag?