I was recently contacted about reviewing a handbag for a new discount handbag site, BagLuxe.com. When choosing the bag to review I went way out on a limb and chose a white bag, The Classic Spy Bag. Would you believe me if I told you that Iâ€™ve NEVER owned a white handbag? Sad but true. That situation is now remedied.
Iâ€™m including both of these images in a row because I think the true color lies somewhere between the photo on the website and the photo I took on my front porch. The white is not a blinding snow-colored white by any means. As far as whites go, itâ€™s pretty muted. This is definitely a plus in my book. The reason I normally shy away from anything white is because Iâ€™m prone to spills and getting things dirty. The less white it is the less noticeable those things are.
One of my favorite things about the bag is this ultra secret compartment in the flap of the purse. It took me a full two days of carrying it before I realized it was there. The little woven knob at the end of the clasp is also a hidden compartment! I think this is so cool and explains why this is called a spy bag.
The Classic Spy Bag is exactly what a designer-inspired handbag should be. You cannot look at this bag and immediately tell itâ€™s not real leather. It looks and feels like leather. This bag also has some weight and substance to it, which makes it seem more expensive than it actually is. The woven elements are a nice touch and give this bag a bit of a Bottega Veneta feel.
I donâ€™t think you can look at The Classic Spy Bag and tell it costs only $49.95. Well, until you open the bag that is.
The inside of the bag looks like most inexpensive handbags. This isnâ€™t necessarily a bad thing. It is what it is. Luckily, most people donâ€™t go around staring INTO peopleâ€™s handbags.
Letâ€™s talk about the price again. This bag only costs $49.95. Truthfully, when BagLuxe.com sent me the bag I was not expecting what I received. I was expecting a bag that looked and felt cheap, but instead I got a bag thatâ€™s luxurious and fun.
If youâ€™re looking for an inexpensive handbag store to add to your rotation I highly recommend checking out BagLuxe.com!
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Interested in winning a handbag? To celebrate their launch BagLuxe.com is giving away a handbag a day during the month of August! Head to their Facebook page to enter.
Looking for another opportunity to win a handbag? Youâ€™re in luck!
Win a Handbag from BagLuxe.com!
BagLuxe.com is giving away a handbag to one FantabulouslyFrugal.com reader! You will have your choice of receiving either The Classic Spy Bag I reviewed above, or receiving a $50 gift card so you can pick your own handbag!
Entering is easy. Fill in the Rafflecopter below and one person will be randomly selected to win a handbag or gift card!
This giveaway is open to contestants around the world!
This giveaway will remain open through August 27, 2012. Good Luck!
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