What it is: A new cross body-style bag from J.Crew. The bag, dubbed the Signet, is slightly rectangular in shape with a top zip and attached (and adjustable!) cross body strap.
Dimensions: 6 1/8" H x 8 3/8" W x 2 3/4" D
Colours: Available in pebbled Italian leather in Dark Wine, Festival Red, Black, Deep Pewter and Roasted Chestnut. Also available in a few calf hair iterations (priced higher than leather at $358).
Pros: Classic shape, good-quality leather, full zipper top for easy access, fun accessories (at extra cost)
Cons: The part where the strap hardware meets the bag is a tad flimsy, the cool add-on accessories can add up (think: $$) pretty quickly
Overall: From the errand-friendly size to the fun array of shades it's available in, I'm all-around impressed with this bag.
I've been all about cross body bags lately as I'm forced to lug around each day's worth of necessities to and from work every day. So by the weekend — I don't even want to look at a handheld handbag, let alone carry one.
This bag is classic in design (I mean, a simple square bag has been in style for about ... well, FOREVER) and therefore won't be one that you fall out of love with in a season.
It easily fits an average-sized wallet, keys, phone and a few beauty goodies. And I found the leather to be soft without being too delicate, which is also a nice touch.
But my favourite thing about this bag is the fact that you can purchase fun add-ons to make it your own. While I haven't yet delved into the bag charms yet, I've already got my eye on the mini coin purse and monogrammed tassels.
And I may or may not be obsessed with the leopard-print version. Swoon!
Stay tuned ... ;)
Would recommend? Yes! For a small(ish), structured crossbody bag, it's very roomy! And I love that it's customizable with add-ons. Good value for the price point.
Price: From $168 CAD
Where to buy: J.Crew
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