Friday, September 7, 2012
I'm more of a classic handbag type of girl. I want to own purses that are created out of high quality leathers and fabrics, are comfortable and easy to carry, have the right amount of room that I desire without being bulky and will have a sense of eternal stylishness. I'm not really into anything so trendy and "in" that it would get used for one season and then have to be replaced, I would rather purchase a bag that can be used for years to come... but not spend a fortune doing it.
Currently, the site that fulfills all of those wishes (and more) for me by combining fashion, function, style and affordability is none other than Emilie M.
Offering the perfect handbag to complement your style and your budget, Emilie M is a new online brand of handbags that fit your lifestyle at reasonable prices. With a line of beautifully styled pieces that come with unparalleled customer service, it's difficult to not fall in love with Emilie M and their large line of totes, satchels, hobos, double shoulders, cross bodies, purses and pocketbooks.
With a purse in every different shape and size, Emilie M features timeless silhouettes, soft and rich animal-friendly materials and multi-organizational function.
As much as I loved browsing the warm shades of red and the cool, smooth hues of grey (and every other color in between), as soon as I unwrapped the Maddox Double Shoulder Bag, I had no doubt that it was going to be exactly what I was looking for in a convenient, versatile bag.
Designed to put other large purses to shame, right away I could see myself incorporating the Maddox Shoulder Bag into just about every aspect of my day-to-day style. The textured, simulated leather is smooth and luxurious (no animals harmed!) and the fact that it is so easy to care for (simply wipe it clean!) is essential for someone like me who always seems to end up with something sticky or gooey mysteriously on my purse.
After I got through running my hands all over the outside of this bag and admiring the quality stitching, two outer side pockets, sturdy handles (the right length to hold in my hand, on my arm or on my shoulder), and added detailing of the brushed gold hardware accents...
...it was time to check out the three, count 'em three, zippered storage compartments.
Inside the middle, main zip compartment, I was happy to find a stylish complementary patterned satin lining that looks and feels sleek and soft. The main space itself provides plenty of room for all of the essentials that I might carry, as items such as my wallet and camera can fit right in.
At same time, there is a small zippered pocket for change and two small side pockets that are perfect for my phone and another small item such as a compact.
Each of the two side zippered compartments provide even more storage space in this bag, while the thin design keeps them from adding bulk overall. I love being able to slip in items that I want to keep separate, such as my iPad, a book or Kindle, papers I want to reach easily, a snack or much more.
I love being able to slip any of my possessions into one of these compartments or pockets and know that they will be protected, readily available and, with the strong zippers, completely safe and secure.
All in all, I love the high quality and extreme versatility that the Maddox Shoulder Bag has provided. From the neutral grey (also available in cherry, cognac and pine green) to the non-gaudy gold hardware to the classic, structured design, this bag works on so many levels. Whether I'm going casual and pair this with jeans to go shopping...
...or take it with me for a dressier night out...
...everything I need stays organized, incredibly easy to access, and stylish!
As Emilie M is committed to offering fashion as well as value, they believe that every woman should be able to accessorize luxuriously on any budget. So while the Maddox Double Shoulder Bag has the look, feel and quality of a $200+ handbag, it retails for only $80. In fact, every Emilie M handbag is priced between $50-$80, so each one is an investment piece without the actual investment.
Emilie M's first collection is exclusively available through their online shop, where you are sure to find that many of their beautiful styles offer an attainable fashion statement without blowing your budget. And, once you've made a decision on your favorite, be sure to enter the discount code SPEAKUP to receive $10 off of your first purchase!
As well as finding Emilie M at EmilieMShop.com, you can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to drool over even more of their amazing bags.
(Other than the Maddox Double Shoulder Bag that I was provided by Emilie M in conjunction with SheSpeaks, I was not compensated or enticed or to do this review in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this company and this product.)