Are you in a classic mood? I am in a classic mood. I love everything timeless and chic right now. Styles which are simple, no-fuss, and transcend trends are calling my name. Despite all that, while this bag by DeMellier is a classic, it is also on trend. Imagine that!
Box bags are huge right now. In addition, logo-mania is over, which means, the pendulum has swung back to the anonymous handbag and clean lines. While bright colors, pastel hues, and metallic fabrications are on trend, flashing logos is not. This means you can reach for a classic shoulder bag in any color as long as the logo isn’t screaming at people. Love that!
The classic box bag is a must for any wardrobe. This style of handbag will transcend time and you will be able to wear it for years to come. While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of box bags to choose from, very few will catch my eye and give me the urge to purchase it. The Vancouver Bag from DeMellier did just that. The classic box bag shape combined with the sturdy pebbled leather and chic clasp, called my name. I had to have one!
The DeMellier Vancouver bag comes in several neutral hues as well as understated seasonal colors. I decided to go with classic black, because as you know, I love black handbags! You can never own enough black handbags!
There are three different types of leather on the DeMellier Vancouver bag to choose from. There is a smooth leather, a pebbled leather, and a stamped exotic leather. I decided to go with pebbled leather because I always find it is soft yet sturdy. Pebbled leather is also easy to clean and less prone to scratching than smooth leathers. As a mother of three, this is an important leather feature!
The DeMellier Vancouver bag comes in one size. I would call this a small/medium. It is roomier than a small bag, but not quite as large as your typical medium handbag. I can easily fit my wallet, sunglasses case, lipstick, keys, and phone inside with some room to spare. The main compartment is just the right size, and the slim, front compartment is perfect for a phone. There is also a small zipper pocket inside, I have not used this pocket yet.
What fits inside the DeMellier Vancouver bag
There are some luxurious features on the DeMellier Vancouver bag I also love. The clasp is very secure as it has a small push button on the bottom which unlocks the clasp. You can see it popped in the two photos below. This makes the bag secure and less likely to get pick-pocketed while on public transportation or in a large crowd. I am very happy with this security feature.
In addition to the secure clasp, the strap is adjustable! This is important because handbag strap trends are shifting. We are moving away from the cross-body bag and going back to the classic shoulder bag. The strap on the DeMellier Vancouver bag can be worn long or pulled up from the center of the top of the bag and worn short. This gives the bag flexibility so you can wear it cross body, 1970s style as a long shoulder bag, or 1990s style as a short shoulder bag. Love that!
So far, I love wearing my DeMellier Vancouver bag on a daily basis. It is a fabulous everyday bag. This shoulder bag can also be worn during the day with shorts or jeans, as well as dressed up at night. It is very versatile. I love a day-into-evening bag!
The DeMellier Vancouver bag is a great handbag to not only rock the box bag trend, but also as a classic wardrobe staple. Love! Which color do you plan to get?
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