I have a weak spot for handbags. Then again, I usually manage to contain my splurging temptation by consciously reminding myself to research on the product before spending my hard earned money.
After a long contemplation, research and comparison between a few options, I finally ended my quest in search for a multi-purpose handbag by settling for Kate Spade Gold Coast Elizabeth in black.
Kate Spade Gold Coast Elizabeth
Here are the reasons why:
1. Sleek and stylish
2. Dress it up or dress it down
The bag is an accessory on its own. It is made of pebbled cowhide with shimmery metallic coating and comes with dual shoulder straps with metallic chain details which does make the bag slightly heavy but not a major concern. I particularly love the diamond quilting pattern that reminds me of Channel quilted grained calfskin handbag.
Though the design is plain and simple, it is quite a practical bag. What I like about this bag is its versatility. I can use it for every occasion from formal to casual. It compliments my formal work attire and it also goes well with jeans.
Main zipper compartment
There are many compartments in this bag. It has double slide pocket, one in front and one at the back with double pouches to hold small items such as access card, lip gloss, car keys. The main zipper compartment in the centre has another interior zipper compartment to keep important belongings. I found that although things can easily get lost amongst other things in the main compartment, a handbag organiser is very useful to keep things in place inside the bag.
Inner zipper compartment
The interior is lined with custom woven cream lining with gold dot and the exterior flat bottom is affixed with feet to protect the bag when set down. One disadvantage of the bag is that it constantly need some kind of support to maintain its boxy structure.
Double pouches within the slide pocket
It comes with a nice drawstring dust bag for storage to protect the bag from dust and scratches when it's not in use. Sometimes, I take it to the park with me when I have to leave the bag on the ground. The dust bag helps to protect the bag from dirt. It is easily washable and reusable.
It's been two years now and the bag is still looking new. I'm sure it can last me for a few more due to its durability and quality workmanship.