Thursday, November 7, 2013

Review: Claret Bordeaux

When it comes to high fashion handbags, few designers consider vegan options. Most of us have had to be content with sighing over the ads in Vogue, waiting for the day when we'll get the same high-quality construction and designs sharp enough to compete with the major labels. Well, that day has come. Claret, a brand developed by wine and fashion enthusiasts, offer three stunning vegan handbags, including my personal favorite, the Bordeaux.

  • Beautiful, eye-catching color
  • Stunning cobalt blue twill contrasting lining
  • Luxurious vegan leather
  • High-quality hardware and design
  • Dust bag and shoulder strap included
  • High fashion feel
  • Color selection is limited
Cork-inspired hanging detail on the front
I was so excited when I first saw this handbag. While I was seduced by the pictures online, they don't quite do it justice. In the past, I've purchased second hand designer handbags, and this is the only vegan handbag that offers the same attention to detail that I've seen in the high-end labels. It is a perfect handbag to show off on your arm, and can really set off a great outfit. The color is eye-catching, and the contrasting cobalt blue twill lining is a perfect pairing. There are two small pockets on the front, and three on the interior, including one with a cork-inspired zipper pull. There are metal feet on the bottom to keep the bag away from unnecessary dirt and wear. While the straps are just a tad too short to be worn on the shoulder, there is a detachable shoulder strap included.

With generous room for a small laptop or tablet, along with books, notepads, or the essentials of a purse, this handbag could serve as stylish briefcase or fashionable handbag only. When I saw it, I imagined myself strutting down the terminal of LAX, looking effortlessly stylish while carrying my laptop and other essentials for travel. It is hard to find fault in this bag, so my only suggestion would be to offer additional colors, perhaps the reverse (cobalt blue leather with tangerine lining).

The Bordeaux is a stunning bag that would look great on any fashionable woman's arm. It is probably as close as we'll get to a Birkin bag, and at less than $150, this bag is a wonderful steal.

Product Ratings (out of 5)


Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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