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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Product Review: Chloé Sally Flap Bag

Ah, the "it" bag. That droolworthy, impeccably designed bag that injects itself into the fashion world and spreads like a cool splash of water on a particularly hot day.

First you see it on runways ...

Then you see it on your favourite Hollywood celebs ...

And finally, finally, you can make it yours to own!

The Malaysian online shopping community is no stranger to "it" bags - it engulfs us like an exciting fever, thrilling every shopping kaki to her radioactive core. Remember the quilted Chanel-inspired bags, the vintage-esque Hermes Birkin bags, the biker chic Balenciaga, the Mulberry phenomenon, countless Marc Jacobs, and now ... the chained flap bag inspired by the beloved Chloé Sally design.

Now you can buy your own Chloe-inspired bag from Fashion Urges for only RM69! :)
YSK readers enjoy 50% discount off courier shipping - password "I Love YSK!"
Available in SEVEN delicious colours: white, purple, pink, red, black, green and yellow.

Personally, I haven't quite fallen so passionately in love with a specific bag design ever before - but I really love this one! :D So it made perfect sense to pre-order one myself with Fashion-Urges, and after a little over a month's wait, I have my first purple bag! :) :) :)

There are so many qualities to this bag that I thought many of you may appreciate, so I reckon it'd be helpful to at least a few reading this if I wrote a personal product review on the bag :D After all, not all of us can afford to plonk a few thou on the original designer bag - and while not all of us will agree to the purchasing of "inspired" or imitation bags, at least we have the option of making an informed decision :D

Real vs Inspired: Close enough! :P
  • The bag is medium-sized, not too big and not too small. I need larger bags because I like to stuff lots of junk into my bag - from six packets of tissue paper to hand sanitizer, my wallet, a zip-lock bag of breath mints, a journal, stationery, my cellphone, camera, lip balm and other cosmetics. So I'm happy to report that this bag is more than adequate for the contents of an average shopaholic's bag! ;) There are two main compartments, each separated by a flap. It's broad and deep, not too much room but enough :D

  • It's like an event chameleon - you can use it for formal or casual events! While the Chanel design is gorgeous and totally classic, it looks a little bit formal for school or a day at the office. The Chloe design is a great alternative because it's made of pebbled faux leather instead of quilted.

Sorry I couldn't quite capture the exact purple colour on my camera, even my Stabilo highlighter isn't displayed in its actual shade!

  • The strap - not adjustable, but long-ish enough to wear as a shoulder bag or hand bag. I personally don't like bags with straps that are too short because I can't just reach over to rummage for something - so this is a great length! :D
  • Gold hardware - this bag is amazingly solid! It's a little bit on the heavy side because of this, so it isn't a very light bag, but what's a little bit of weight when it oozes with elegance? :D There are also gold-coloured bullet studs at the bottom of the bag (pictured below) and a structured base, which I love because it gives the bag a great firm shape :D

  • Clean lines - no frills, not over-the-top - beautifully tailored. And if you pick shades like white or black, you'll be able to match any outift :D I love the white one, but I thought purple was a unique colour (that, and I was swayed by the fact that Leighton Meester picked purple too :P Viva la Gossip Girl, lol!).

I'm loving my new bag! :D

And I love Fashion-Urges for their excellent customer service -
I can really tell that they care about their customers, reflecting the best of online shopping!

If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to leave a comment below! :)
Will YOU be getting your Chloe-inspired flap bag today? :D
Check out more info at Fashion-Urges!

Happy Shopping!
Your Shopping Kaki :)


Charmin said...

Nice Bag! =)

FashionUrges said...

Sha-Lene, thank you for your kind detailed review of our product. We hope your readers love this bag as much as we do! :)

curious said...

just curious.

do you buy stuffs online using your 'yourshoppingkaki@gmail.com' e-mail address?

Your Shopping Kaki said...

Hi Curious :) Sometimes! Whichever Gmail I'm using when I see something I want to buy, lol.

just curious said...

Don't you think that those people you buy from will be falsely 'nice' when dealing with you, just because you are THE YSK, the reviewer?

Just my two cents, dear :)

Your Shopping Kaki said...

Hi just curious! :) Haha, of course there is that possibility! But looking at past customer comments, word of mouth, the online store's reputation... it's *usually* quite easy to tell if they are genuinely nice with good customer service skills, or faking it :) Likewise, those with poor customer service have all-round poor customer service for everyone - whether reviewer or not :P I appreciate your thoughts of course, it is always good to hear readers' opinions :D

Sara said...

Hi, may i know what's the weight of the bag as u said the chain is a little at the heavy side? i saw this bag at other website too but not too sure about the quality in different blog.

love the purple! its just afraid i can't match with much attire :D

Fashion Urges said...

Hi Sara,
This bag weighs about 0.95kg. It's made from really good leather with gold linings all around the bag, hence it's a little heavier than most bags. Apart from purple, we have so many other colors - such as black, white and green. Black and white are more versatile and may be more suitable for you if you prefer to match with your outfits. Hop on over to http://www.fashionurges.com/store/handbags/shop.product_details/6/flypage.tpl/168.html and see for yourself. :)

Feel free to drop us an email at sales@fashionurges.com should you require further info. Thank you! ^^

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