*Product provided for review*
A while ago I was approached by sammydress.com for a possible review of one of their products. They were kind enough to let me choose something from their selection for review. I decided on a gorgeous handbag that I found on their site.
This particular bag was under the ‘tote bag’ section and is available in different colours. I chose the red one as pictured above. Before I received this bag I was walking around with a monstrously huge handbag, so when this arrived I had to scale down the contents somewhat. The bag looks exactly as pictured and I’ve received loads of compliments from the ladies in my office, some even wanting to “steal” it 🙂 The inside of the bag has an extra zip compartment and the standard cell phone holder and another little sleeve are also on the inside. There is a small zip compartment in the lining of the bag as well. I don’t know about you, but I like to keep things organized inside of my handbag (if that is even possible!) and having one with many compartments is always a win.
You’ll notice on the picture there is some “bling” for your bag. I didn’t even notice it when I ordered, but found it in the bag when it arrived. One of the diamantes was missing from the charm and the first time I hooked the ‘tassles’ hanging down on something they snapped right off. I actually kind of preferred it without the tassles anyway, so it didn’t really bother me. I’m pretty rough on my bags since I usually have arms full of stuff to carry. I’ve kept the main charm (the apple with the huge gem in it) on my bag and it hasn’t suffered any further damage, despite me not being particularly careful. Some detailed pictures of the bag:
I specifically delayed writing this review because I wanted to use the handbag for a period of time before writing about it. I can really say that I am not disappointed. I’ve been using this handbag for several weeks and everything still works perfectly. None of the zips are broken (even though I may have put the main zip under unnecessary pressure by overfilling my bag), all the stitching is in tact and the colour is still perfect. There are no scuff marks or peeling on the finish at all and still looks brand new. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of materials used to manufacture this handbag, specifically the outside covering. I have purchased “cheap” handbags before at China Mall type shops and they are usually of a very poor quality. It isn’t exactly a Nine West bag, but for the price, it is good quality and has been pretty durable. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy one from the site should I need to replace it at some point.
The currency used on the site is US dollars. There are various payment methods allowed including Paypal, credit cards (VISA, Maestro, etc). They allow for customer reviews on each item, so you can make an informed decision about your purchases beforehand. There are also lots of detailed images of their products as you can tell from the above images. They have a large variety of merchandise from which to choose, from clothing to nail art goodies. Go have a look! You can find them here:
Today is 29 September 2014. I am still using this handbag and there are still no problems with it! The exterior and finish have held up beautifully. Still no scuffs or peeling. All the zips still work 100%. Colour me impressed!