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Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag review

mansur gavriel candy bag review and description

pictured: Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag /

Mansur Gavriel has come out with a structured hobo! As you know, the structured hobo is hotter than hot right now, and with polished leather, it’s even hotter. This classic hobo silhouette was popular in the late 1990s, and this year it really is the most important style in handbags. Love!

The new Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag is a beautiful version of the structured hobo. It is made with strong leather and fine craftsmanship; what we have grown to love about Mansur Gavriel. The Candy Bag by Mansur Gavriel is a medium sized hobo bag with one slit pocket on the inside. It is roomy enough for everyday essentials, as well as a couple extra items such as a mask and a pair of winter gloves.

Mansur Gavriel’s Candy Bag has debuted in five colors; classic black with flamma interior, sky, golden yellow, caramel (my choice), and claret. It’s a good combination of seasonal hues, and classic colors.

I am loving my Candy Bag because the size is ideal for everyday use, and the bag itself is lightweight. The Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag fits nicely on my arm and stays put; something you would not expect from shiny leather. Mansur Gavriel always puts thought into how a bag fits and feels while being carried; one of the many things I love about the brand.

Many polished leathers scratch easily. This bag does not. I am not sure how Mansur Gavriel was able to treat the leather to make it not scratch as easily as other polished leathers, but they did it! Love that! It will occasionally get fingerprints and smudges, but those wipe off easily with a soft cloth. I will admit, I wipe off smudges with the bottom of my shirt; works like a charm. haha

You can find the Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag online here. Which color is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

mansur gavriel candy bag review

Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 review

Pictured: fall nail polish / bracelets (local San Jose designer) / Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 in vanilla (under $500) / similar jeans / loafers /

How cute it this little everyday tote by Coach?! I was thrilled when I saw it on Coach’s New York Fashion Week runway for spring 2022. After viewing this new collection, I went to Coach’s Instagram to see if there were any close-up photos of the bag, since my photo service only had full look shots, and no detailed pictures. Lo and behold! This bag turned out to be a “See now buy now” handbag from their spring 2022 collection! What?!?!? Yes!!!

Like the handbag fan that I am, I quickly went to Coach’s website to find this beautiful, everyday tote that I knew I needed in my life. There it was! Coach had their spring 2022 Cashin Carry tote 22 available in four colors on the home page of their website. Score!

The four colors available were all really pretty, but I ultimately decided that the vanilla hue was what I needed in my life. This color is a neutral shade with a yellow tinge, so I felt like I would be able to wear it now, in the fall season, and then again in the spring and summer seasons of next year. It’s a great color! Plus, there is a detachable, cross body strap in coral; another hot hue for spring 2022. If I wanted to go a little more neutral, I could always switch the cross body strap with something not so bright. Right now, the bright strap is fun, and I am enjoying it.

Now, let’s chat about how fabulous the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 is for everyday wear! There is no disputing that a small tote is a handbag to use everyday. You can easily reach inside and pull out what you need. Plus, the bag is small in stature, but very roomy on the inside. This small little tote fits more than just everyday purse essentials. You can put other items inside too, such as a folded up wool scarf, snacks, gloves, and a snow hat. It’s very roomy! As a mom, a roomy handbag, that isn’t bulky, is a must-have for everyday use.

Inside the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22

Pictured: fall nail polish / Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 in vanilla / sunglasses / iPhone case / lipstick /

As you can see, the interior capacity of the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 is very roomy. These are my typical items I carry around in my handbag on a daily basis. I often add a mask, and as the weather cools down, a folded scarf will also go inside the bag. There is plenty of room for everything I need to carry around. Love that!

The leather on the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 is soft yet structured. The bag holds it’s shape no matter how much is stuffed inside. It is also lightweight enough when empty to not be a weight issue when stuffed with everything we all need to carry around.

In addition to the main compartment, there is one zipper pocket, and one credit card sized slot, inside the bag. These are great for important items you want to keep secure such as a vaccine card, ID, passport, tickets, and more.

I understand Coach has only released a small inventory of the spring 2022 version of the Coach Cashin Carry tote 22 right now. The full collection, with more color choices and multiple sizes, will debut in the early part of 2022. I will update this post with new links when the collection expands.

What do you think of this cute little tote bag priced under $500? Do you love it as much as I do?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Designer or deal | woven hobo bag

Designer or deal, woven hobo bags from top: hot designer IT bag / affordable version priced under $200 /

I haven’t done a designer or deal post in quite some time! This is a post type I definitely need to ensure I am keeping up on; especially since I just found this fabulous woven hobo bag for under $200! Isn’t is fabulous? It has the same look as the designer version we have all been eyeing on social media and on the streets.

Don’t worry, this woven hobo bag is a well known brand sold at well known department stores. It just happens to have the same style as the IT bag, and it comes with an affordable price tag. Love that!

So, you can spend over $1000 for the IT version, or you can pick up the similar style for under $200. Your choice!

Shop the designer or deal woven IT bag online:

Which one do you prefer? Are you a fan of this handbag style?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy