I finally did it. I finally took the plunge and bought myself my first designer handbag.
I’ve been eyeing up various designer bags FORVER. Then one 4 hour car journey, when I was wasting time perusing The Outnet, I came across this Michael Kors BEAUTY.
If you haven’t been on The Outnet before, you are missing out. The Outnet , the sister site of Net-A-Porter is an online designer fashion outlet, basically, and where I spend a lot of my time lusting over designer bargains (that I still cannot afford) so don’t worry – I’m not completely delusional thinking I could be swanning around with a £800 bag on my arm and £300 shoes on my feet (not yet, anyway!).
The more looking I did, the more justified a bag became. “If it’s my only spend of the weekend then that’s fine…”… And then somehow this one ended up being delivered to my house one Wednesday afternoon! Can you believe it?! (Mum was not convinced by my “what a coincidence” shock).
This is the Michael Kors large textured leather tote bag (tres helpful that the outnet didn’t have a better name!). I didn’t want to get the Jet Set tote, despite there being a lovely grey one on the Outnet, as everyone has that style and I wanted something a little less structured and a little different to everyone else.
This bag is a textured, pebbled leather which is nice and very soft. At least this should hide any scuffs and scrapes I manage to do! There is also 4 small purse feet (what I’m lead to believe they’re called) on the bottom, which are a welcome addition - nice to know I’m not just putting my brand new love down on the bare floor!
The hardware is all gold which is perfect for me as if I ever wear dress jewellery, that is the colour I go for. I love that there are two handles to the bag – longer shoulder straps and smaller chain straps so that you can carry your bag two ways, and don’t have to try and cram your arms into small straps to carry it over the shoulder (we’ve all been there I’m sure!!).
The bag attaches by a magnet popper, which I was initially a little apprehensive about, but it is actually really strong! Obviously this doesn’t stop wandering hands, so the middle zipped compartment is great for being able to have valuables safely away from the rest of your bag. There are 4 compartments in total – a small zip pocket, two large compartments with a middle zipped compartment. Plenty of room to keep all your essentials (or 15 lipsticks and an umbrella in my case!)
If you couldn't already tell, I am in love with my new bag and have been (gently, carefully and nervously) parading around with it since it left its dustbag a couple of weekends ago. This has definitely got me started on the quest for a designer handbag wardrobe and I cannot wait to add more to my collection! This bag is no longer available, however there are plenty more on there!
If you are debating getting something from The Outnet, I would really recommend them. My bag was sent out for delivery that evening and their delivery service was super quick and safe – they require a signature to leave the item. Granted this could be a little annoying if no-one is at home, but you can re-arrange the delivery and at least you are safe in the knowledge your new designer shoes/jewelry/dress won’t be hidden ‘behind the back gate’ or even ‘In the green wheelie bin’ (yes, it’s happened to me).
Do you have any designer handbags? Have you shopped on The Outnet before?