Monday, 24 March 2014

Fashion Review: River Island Handbag

I've had this bag for a little while now and it's about time I gave a proper review of it. Meet my spring handbag, by River Island! It's a little more than I'd normally spend on the bag, but I loved the pretty pastel blue colour so much and it just looked so cute and of such a good size that I couldn't resist.

It's a lovely leather bag, and as you can see it has a pretty snakeskin pattern on the top. For the most part this bag feels really well made and really sturdy - particularly on the inside, where the little divider is pretty solid, which is great because I am that person who constantly loses their keys in their bag despite only having about three things in there - not so with this bag, which ensures your compartments are kept separate! The only problem I've found with this is that it renders the little zipped up part in the back compartment a bit useless - literally only my work locker key fits in there and even then sometimes its a bit of a mission to get out!

For the most part, this bag feels really well made, but there is an exception and that is the strap on the front. It's so hard to use! 99% of the time I don't actually hook it in because it is so much effort, and I had an embarassing moment once when I held up the bus for a while because I couldn't actually open my bag to get the oyster card out. So now I don't usually use that! Despite that the strap is still getting a little frayed, which is disappointing because this wasn't a cheap bag.

Overall though I'm happy with my bag, it's very pretty, exactly the size I wanted and in a lovely colour and I've been getting all sorts of compliments on it! If you'd like one too you can buy it from River Island for £45 - it's also available in a pretty pink shade too!



  1. Oooh, this looks like a gorgeous back! Love all the compartments too, might have to check this one out! River Island always do great quality bags every year, so I think it's worth the money :)

    Rhiannon xx

  2. Ahh such a shame about that front strap, but it's such a beautiful colour! <3

    Jennie xo |

  3. Such a pretty colour! I don't really like bags that have such complicated fastenings, why can't they all just be domes?!

    Rachel is Elsewhere

  4. It's a really pretty bag love the colour. River Island has some gorgeous bags in at the minute!
    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  5. Such a gorgeous bag!!
    Annabel @ xx

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