While running all over the city with my husband during our Anniversary “Staycation”, my Alloy satchel I mentioned in this post decided to quit on me in the middle of the cross walk on 8th Avenue. The strap just completely disintegrated, and my bag and a bunch of my stuff in it tumbled onto the street just as the warning sign on the cross walk begin to flash. Not a fun experience.
I had purchased the bag the beginning of the season to function as my main bag to take to work as well as to use on weekends. Now that I was down a work bag and had sold all my old leather (yuck) ones, I suddenly found myself in the market for yet another bag.
I didn’t want to make the mistake to buy another flimsy, plastic looking faux leather bag. That stupid black bag was still around $40, which isn’t super cheap. I decided my next one would be more of an investment so it lasts longer. So instead of purchasing one right away, I decided to wait a bit and keep an eye out. I’m glad I did, because I eventually received an eNewsletter from Delight.com that featured the Almira bag, a beautiful bag that just so happened to be vegan.
It was similar to the bag I just broke in that it’s a satchel, but it also includes a strap so you can also wear it cross body. I also liked that the bag was designed to expand, which makes it super versatile. The bag wasn’t cheap though. It’s $96.50 before shipping. The email had featured a promo code which would bring the bag down to around $80 or so. Reminding myself I was going to quality this time around, I bit the bullet and purchased it in gray.
When the bag arrived I initially panicked I chose the wrong color. I mean, gray? What was I thinking? I don’t wear anything that’s gray! I didn’t choose black because all I wear is black and brown just isn’t my thing. Did I make the wrong decision? I only wear black should I have just gotten the black bag? And not only that, if I did make the wrong decision it would be an expensive one to boot!
Ultimately the color is absolutely perfect and looks great with everything in my wardrobe. Gray is a neutral after all. Looks great with black or brown. The bag is really solidly well made, professional looking, and can easily be dressed up or down.
Hopefully I won’t need to buy another bag for a while now.