It worked out to be £109 (~$A190) which is fantastic value. I liked the design and I loved the colour. However I didn't go through with the purchase because it was too big. With a width of 16" / 41cm it was about 25% larger than what I want.
Since then, I've been on a mission to find a shoulder bag. My requirements are fairly simple:
- Shoulder bag
- Suitable for work but also work with casual wear
- Not black, preferably a bright colour
- Budget of "a few" hundred colours - i.e. not a luxury designer bag
For instance, I liked the Madison Leather Brynne from Coach ($US498). Stylish, fun colour, and nice soft leather. All good, right?
Except for the fact that it is massive.
The smaller bags from Coach just don't look as interesting (e.g. Mia Patent Mini Maggie, $US199).
It is a similar story across many different websites, and I was very frustrated.
I thought about this Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Baby Groovee Satchel ($US348).
However Mr Curious dampened my interest by saying that it looks like a nanna bag (which it does I guess), and the colour is not exactly inspiring.
After lots of searching, this is the #1 choice.
It's another Marc by Marc Jacobs bag - the Classic Q Little Ukita Satchel ($US398) in Rosie.
It is bright and cheery which is perfect for summer, I like the look of the leather, and the cross shoulder strap makes it more versatile.
It is probably still a bit bigger than I want but I think I can live with that.
What do you think, dear CCM readers? Should I go for it? Or do you have any suggestion?
P.S. I have bought the MBMJ bag! Read about it here.