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THE BRAND:

Charles and Keith are two brothers from Singapore, who started this brand. This Singapore based brand have really unique women’s bags and shoe designs. They also carry some fun collections of accessories such as jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, belts and kid’s collection too. Although 95% of their products are vegan friendly (PU leather, faux suede and faux fur), they do carry few real leather and non-vegan products. Do check the material when you purchase from them. The leather products are clearly mentioned. Their site is worth checking out. They do ship to US, India and many other countries within Europe and Asia. This designer brand is very much in the affordable range which is a great plus 🙂 .

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WHERE TO BUY:

So if i haven’t mentioned already, “I love bags”, I love collecting them as a passion. I was on the look for a medium sized bag that i could take out for weekend outings or work events and flight travels. I was looking at Charles and Keith website and found this wonderful handbag. This style is called as ‘Structured handbag‘ on their website. You can buy your own here 🙂 . I chose the color black as it my favorite color and easy to match with most outfits. This design also comes in 4 different colors ‘navy, ivory, olive and black‘. In case they are sold out, don’t worry. They do get restocked.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

This handbag is of the ‘bowling bag style‘. It is structured and retains its shape very well. The hardware is of bright yellow gold color (which i’m not a big fan of, i would have preferred it less yellow). The brand name is engraved on the front of the bag in a minimalist style. The entire exterior is made of grained leather work, very smooth and firm. The bag comes with a detachable long straps and these straps are also adjustable. You can wear the bag as cross body or just hold on your arm with the top handle straps. I personally use it both ways. A small closure buckle with a button fastening is also added to the top handle straps. You could optionally pull both the handles together and close it for more safety during travel or for easy carry. These handle straps run along side of the entire bag and adds a nice statement to the design.

The bag did come with a dust bag for storing, i really appreciate brands taking that extra thoughtful step. The insides of the bag is red colored and completely smooth. On one side  (inside the bag) you have a regular pocket compartment and the other side has a zipper compartment with the brand name engraved near the zipper as well.

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USES:

I have been enjoying in carrying this out, specifically for movie nights. This holds a ton of stuff my phone, jacket, scarf, keys, water bottle, wallet, spectacles and more. I will probably do a what’s in my bag separately with same bag. This would be perfect for work, although you can’t fit a 13 – 15 inch laptop, you can easily fit your tablet, notebook or planner, water bottle and other essentials. It would be a amazing travel buddy for your flight travel, you can carry your passport, snacks, a jacket, beauty essentials, power bank or charger and more.

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PRO’s:

  • Versatile use (work, hot date, weekend getaway, travel) 🙂
  • Great quality.
  • Can be dressed up or down.
  • Affordable.
  • Additional straps for cross body.
  • Dust bag for storage.

CON’s: 

  • No smaller zipper or pockets on the outside.
  • Since it just has one big zipper, it might make you to dig through at times.
  • May not be the best match for casual outfits.

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My Review:

I wouldn’t say you need to buy this exact same bag. But this is really a good staple design to carry loads of things (if you are like me). It does not look huge and is at the perfect size. I’m very happy with my purchase. This has been very useful to me and looks amazing too. This brand is definitely worth checking out.

One of my most read post is my Charles and Keith wallet review. You can read it here to help you decide 🙂 . More fashion posts will be coming soon. Stay tuned.

……………………..Until next time 🙂 Vegandiarist ♥♥♥

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