Designer Handbag Review: Spring Crossbodys

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Hi there, friends!

I’m so excited for today’s post because although it’s been quite awhile since I’ve put together a handbag review post, y’all have seemed to love the ones I’ve done in the past!

Check them out here and here, if you’re new here!

More often than not, in the Spring and Summer months, crossbody handbags are my go to! They’re just so easy to throw on when you’re heading out to hang with friends. You still have full use of your hands. Since it hangs in front of you, I find them to be a more secure purse option, allowing you to keep an eye on it and your belongings much more easily than other handbags. I also like that they’re typically very lightweight.

Last year, I purchased the Gucci GG Marmont Mini Matelasse Leather Crossbody and the Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag. I enjoyed both of these bags but found one to be a little more practical and a purchase I’d make again over the other. With Spring coming up around the corner, it made me wonder about other sought after designer crossbody handbags and which ones were really worth the investment. Obviously, my opinion will never be able to speak for everyone but I do love testing out these products and sharing my thoughts with you guys about them. I often receive questions about designer purchases and my opinions so I thought a post about designer crossbody handbags could be useful to any of you who have seen some of these bags on blogs or on Pinterest and had potentially been tempted to add one to your collection.

My most recent designer handbag purchases have been through a website that you might not have heard of. It’s called mytheresa.com. They’re an online retailer based in Germany but offer the same perks for shopping their website as you would if you shopped on an American online retailer. They offer free 2-day shipping and free returns. They have a wide assortment of brands and products on their website. I literally fall down a rabbit hole when I’m on there perusing because they have so many great things! I found it through an extensive online search for a designer card case last year. I wanted it in a particular color and I couldn’t find it anywhere except for mytheresa.com. They often still have in stock items that have sold out on retailers over here and I think it’s because the market is so different in Germany, and in Europe, in general. Their market doesn’t like or buy a lot of the items we do here in America, so you can likely find ‘hot’ items on there without any problems with stock!

With all of that said, I am featuring five designer cross body handbags today, all of which are available on mytheresa.com. I’m giving you measurements, the pro’s & con’s and my overall recommendation for each one! There is one that I would NOT buy again. There are two that I am obsessed with and wear all the time. Then, there is one that I love but could live without, if you will. So, enjoy! I hope this is helpful for some but fun to read for everyone! 🙂

Also, don’t be shy! Send this article to anyone you know that might be needing some insight into one of these handbags! I think it’s so important to not go into buying designer items lightly. It’s a big purchase and you MUST go into it curious and inquisitive at first and well-informed when you hand your credit card over!

Enjoy! xo.

CHLOE ‘MINI FAYE’ LEATHER WALLET BAG

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MEASUREMENTS: 4″h x 7″w x 1″d

STRAP LENGTH: 45.5″ – 52″

INTERIOR CAPACITY: MINISCULE

PROS:

– this mini cross body, or wallet on a chain, embodies a very chic style with the leather and suede contrast and metal hardware

– the strap is easily adjustable as well as removable so you can add your own shorter strap, if you wanted

– it can be worn multiple ways: as a cross body, as a clutch and as a fanny pack

– it could be seen as practical because it only allows you to ONLY bring with you the necessities

CONS:

– it’s a very tiny and, therefore, holds very little, as you can see in the photo above. You MAY be able to squeeze in a lipstick.

– the size could also be seen as impractical for some because it’s pretty expensive for something that barely holds anything

HEADS UP: There’s a Gucci card card pictured in the photos of what can fit in the bag, however, I just used that to showcase that you can bring cards with you. I didn’t want to have my credit / debit cards laying out for the whole world to see. Sorry if that’s misleading but, that’s why I mentioning it here 🙂

Chloé always does an exceptional job on quality and style. I absolutely love this handbag and love that it’s lightweight. If you’re tempted to purchase this bag, I’d recommend you really think about whether the space it offers is enough for you. I want to say it’s an impractical purchase, however, I think this bag WOULD actually be the perfect choice for a low maintenance girl who doesn’t carry a lot with her on any given day, especially in the Spring and Summer months. For me? I’m not sure I love it. I think I need a little more space in my handbag but, hey, to each their own. Mytheresa.com has so many color options so do let me know if you opt for this bag and which color you get!

OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

GUCCI ‘SOHO’ LEATHER DISCO BAG

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MEASUREMENTS: 6″h x 8.5″w x 3″d

STRAP LENGTH: 48″ – 52″

INTERIOR CAPACITY: SMALL

PROS: Where do I begin? There are so many amazing things to say about this handbag.

– adjustable strap to suit everyone’s height

– deceptively spacious interior

– lightweight linen interior material

– two slit pockets for credit / debit cards, business cards or receipts

– neutral colored interior making it easier to see what’s in the bag

– made of pebbled leather, making it soft and doesn’t scratch

It has a spacious interior for a small cross body handbag. It carries more than you think it will. It’s made of great quality leather and has an adjustable strap.

CONS: It was hard for me to find a con to this bag but here are the couple I thought of :

– the excess from the strap doesn’t have a second loop to hold it down so it just sticks out, which is a bit annoying

– it retains it’s shape for the most part but mine does fall ‘in’ a little bit on the side that sits against my hip

– has the potential to experience denim transfer due to the light color, however, I haven’t personally experienced that on mine yet

This may very well be my favorite handbag purchase of 2017. It carries so much more than I expected it to and, even when filled to the brim, is super comfortable to carry due to the soft pebbled leather. It comes in great neutral colors, is well-made and has too small interior slits for receipt or business card storage. I do wish one side had a zip pocket for added security but, otherwise, I absolutely LOVE this handbag and think you would certainly get your money’s worth with how practical it is.

OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE HERE, HERE

GUCCI GG MARMONT MINI MATELASSE LEATHER SHOULDER BAG

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MEASUREMENTS: 7″w x 4.5″h x 2.5″d

STRAP LENGTH: 51″

INTERIOR CAPACITY: SMALL

PROS:

– love the chic gold hardware detailing on this handbag and the vintage Gucci logo on the front

– the chevron detail gives it some personality without taking away any sophisticated appeal

– the width of the bag allows you to get in and out of the bag pretty easily as long as you haven’t packed it completely full

– you can fit much more in this bag than you think, but not as much as the Gucci Disco Handbag

CONS:

– the strap is not adjustable, which makes it a bit longer than I’d like for my 5’3 frame

– the white color always has a risk of falling victim to denim transfer, however, after a lot of wear, I haven’t seen any on mine

– it’s made of soft, smooth calf-leather, which has the potential to scratch a little more easily than, say, pebbled leather

I do very much love this cross body and find that it does compliment a lot of the outfits I wear in the Spring and Summer. However, if you get the white, as I did, you do have to choose when you wear this bag very wisely as to not put it in a position to potentially get scratched or dirty. That does make it harder for you to wear it enough to make the purchase worth what you spent on it, so keep that in mind! It does also bother me a bit that it sits a little lower than I’d prefer and it’s not adjustable. It also can’t be worn any other way so there’s less functionality there.

OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE HERE, HERE, HERE

CHLOE ‘PIXIE’ LEATHER AND SUEDE SHOULDER BAG

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MEASUREMENTS: 8″h x 8″w x 3″d

STRAP LENGTH: 45″ – 48.5″

INTERIOR CAPACITY: MINISCULE / SMALL

PROS:

this cross body can be worn two ways [as a cross body or by the handles]

– strap is adjustable and removable

– the stiff leather is harder to scratch, which is a huge pro

– the shape of the bag is very ‘on trend’ right now

– the overall design is very smart and unique; i love how the gold handles fit into the exterior

CONS:

– made of extremely stiff leather

– has no give and a thin design making it difficult to get in and out of

– does not carry much due to it’s small and thin interior

– the suede portion needs to be treated with extreme care to ensure that nothing scratches or stains it

– the shape of the bag isn’t very ‘classic’ and might be something you get over as time goes on

– the zipper never stays together at the end so it takes a minute to get it back on the zipper track to zip it up

Personally, I wouldn’t buy this bag again. It has no give and makes it hard to get in and out of. The top zipper pops apart at the end so, when you do want to zip it up, it is quite the feat to do so. It’s beautiful but the impracticalities of it make it not so enjoyable to carry.

OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

GUCCI GG MARMONT MATELASSE LEATHER SHOULDER BAG

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MEASUREMENTS: 6″h x 10.5″w x 3″d

STRAP LENGTH: 44″

INTERIOR CAPACITY: SMALL / MEDIUM

PROS:

– you have two options to wear this bag, as a cross body and as a shoulder bag

– it offers high security with the push-lock feature

– the interior has small zip closure allowing for additional security

– chic gold hardware throughout the design including the vintage Gucci logo from the 1970’s

– spacious interior allowing for storage of ALL of your everyday essentials and more, as seen above!

– personally love the soft faux suede as the interior lining; such a chic detail

– feminine and masculine detailing, from the boyish gold chain to the classic flap opening in the front and stitched heart detail on the back.

CONS:

– if, like me, you choose this bag in white, it certainly runs the risk of experiencing denim transfer

– it’s made of soft, smooth calf-leather, which has the potential to scratch a little more easily than, say, pebbled leather

This is my latest designer handbag purchase and it was made from mytheresa.com! I would certainly recommend this handbag as I feel like it’s practical and the perfect size for every girl but, of course, I can’t speak for everyone. Personally, in addition to the Gucci Disco Handbag, this is my favorite handbag included in today’s roundup!

For anyone who may be considering buying a designer handbag soon, I hope this has given you some help in narrowing down your options. It’s so important to do your research. When making a designer handbag purchase, it should always be an informed decision. My experience in purchasing my Gucci GG Marmont Matelasse Leather Shoulder Bag through mytheresa.com was absolutely seamless. It may be an online retailer that is based in Germany but it cost me absolutely no more to purchase it through their site and it arrived, FROM GERMANY, in two days at no cost to me! I thought that was pretty incredible! I highly recommend their site when you’re looking to make a designer handbag purchase.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these cross body handbags in the comment section below! I’m happy to help to make this decision a well-informed one for you! Thanks for stopping by! xo.

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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Love all your cute and beautiful crossbody handbags look … they are so versatile and essential for almost every outfit look! ????????????????

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  2. Sp wrote:

    This is so helpful. Thanks!!! you mentioned that mytheresa may carry items that are out of stock here in the us because tastes differ in Europe. Since you’ve traveled quite a bit in what ways would you say handbags trend differ?

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  3. NataliNataliNataNaNNatali wrote:

    Very cool post and very well described bags! I think that Gucci’s Marmont is my fave of all of these!

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  4. Heather M wrote:

    Loved this post! I really wanted a small designer bag and finally bought the SOHO Gucci bag. It’s always in the back of my mind whether I’ve chosen to invest in the best bag for my lifestyle and this post confirmed that I did! Suggestion for future post could be to compare high end designer to brands such as Tory Burch OR to do a review on similar bags all under a $500 price point.

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hey Heather! Glad you loved this post and I appreciate the future post suggestion! I love it! I will be doing a Spring Handbag Review / Roundup in the next month or two with my picks under $500 at all different price points and styles so stay tuned for that! xo.

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  5. Ashleigh wrote:

    This post was perfect for me! I had been trying to decide on a new purse to splurge on and had a few of these as options. This helped so much in my decision! Thank you so much!

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Ashleigh! Deciding which bag to invest in is such a big decision so I’m SO so glad this post was helpful for you! 🙂 xo.

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  6. Elizabeth wrote:

    This was such a fantastic post, thank you for the detailed information and photos! My fave is the Gucci Soho Disco, and I would purchase that exact bag if I were going to invest (second would be that bag but in black).

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Elizabeth! Glad you loved the post! It’s so smart of you to invest. I need to look into doing that! xo.

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  7. Brooke wrote:

    I love love love My Theresa! That’s where I got my Gucci rhinestone Marmont! They are so fabulous and everything comes beautifully packaged! Thank you for sharing I love these posts.

    Also, where is that cute little cloud coin holder from?? It’s adorable!
    Thanks for sharing Haley! ❤️

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Brooke! Glad you loved this post and that you’re familiar with mytheresa.com! They’re such a great online retailer!

      That little cloud coin purse can be found here: https://rstyle.me/n/cyc42nt826

      Have a great night! xo.

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  8. Mary wrote:

    This is an honest question and not shade. Very helpful post and your information will help me with my next purse purchase-Gucci marmont. However, if this is sponsored, meaning you were compensated to use their website and write a review/blog post, isn’t it misleading to say you purchased the purse yourself?

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Mary! Thanks so much for your honest question. I’m happy to answer that for you. Collaborations come in all shapes and sizes and gifted product is not always a part of a paid campaign. Sequins & Things, by law, is responsible for disclosing whether or not the company is paid for a post and whether there were any gifted items provided within this post. I always put a ‘c/o’, or compliments of, after any product that is given to me on the brand’s behalf. If you don’t see a ‘c/o’ after any of the products, then I was not gifted product for this campaign. My readers and sponsors mean so much to me and allow me to do what I do so I hope you can rest assured that I would never want to mislead you but, of course, if you ever have any questions, I’m happy you know you’re welcome to ask. Also, I love how you worded the question and assured me you weren’t trying to be rude. I really appreciate that! 🙂 xo.

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  9. Chantal wrote:

    Thank you for doing this post! I’ve been looking at those two Gucci Marmont sizes, and this helps 🙂 I’m shocked to hear you haven’t had issues with color transfer with any of the three Gucci bags in the light colors! I have the Disco in the same beige color and am always treating it for all the color transfer from my jeans. I’ve been scared to get either of the Marmont in White. Maybe I will give the mini a try 🙂

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Chantal! I’m honestly SUPER surprised I haven’t had any issues with denim transfer either and fingers crossed my luck continues, hah! Glad this post was helpful for you! 🙂 xo.

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  10. Amanda wrote:

    This is the best and perfect post. I’ve been trying to decide between the Gucci Marmont and the Disco bag. I love them both, so it’s hard to choose one. Hearing your pros and cons really helped, thanks!

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Amanda! I’m so happy to hear this was helpful for you. They are all such beautiful bags and it’s hard to think about it logically sometimes. I know I often need someone to go through things honestly and realistically with me 🙂 Let me know which one you choose! xo.

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  11. Jennifer wrote:

    This is so detailed!! I really want the Gucci Marmont bag! Will need to check out this site!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  12. Jo-Lynne Shane wrote:

    As you know, I’ve been looking forward to this post! I just got my small marmont camera bag today in the taupe. I love the white for summer but was worried about the color transfer and definitely want something I can carry year round. I got the small so I can fit a full size wallet inside, but I am thinking I still want to get a card case so I can carry more than a wallet and a phone. 🙂 Thanks for the tip about my theresa – that is a new one to me!

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Jo-Lynne! I appreciate your patience in me getting this post to you and happy to share mytheresa.com! They have such a wide selection of products! I can’t recommend a card case enough. When I travel, I typically put that in the zipper pocket of my tote so that it’s hidden from sight. It’s more lightweight than a wallet and challenges you to only carry what you truly need. 🙂 Happy to hear you’re loving your Marmont Camera Bag! I love the taupe color 🙂 xo.

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  13. My fave are the Gucci bags! Would love to get one of them!

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      I think they’re my favorite over the Chloe’s, as well. They’re just a bit more practical and roomy.

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  14. Chelsea A wrote:

    Thanks for this post! I’m ready to buy my first designer bag and I’m so torn between the small Gucci Marmont and the Burberry Banner. Two totally different bags, I know, but I love them both! Although I worry about the Gucci sitting a bit too low if I wear it cross body, since I’m only 5’0.

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Chelsea! Those are two very different bags but I totally understand how easy it is to be drawn to multiple! I’m glad this post was helpful for you! I would definitely keep the crossbody strap length in mind. That’s a huge con for me on that bag in particular! Appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment today! xo.

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  15. Emily wrote:

    Hey Haley!

    I loved this post! The photos were so well thought out and showed the parts of the bag I would want to see. Also, showing what fits in the bags was so helpful for us real gals! Your pros and cons were so informative. I think your handbag reviews and your makeup posts are my fave. Keep it up beautiful! And kiss the boys for all of us! Xoxo

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Emily! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this post! I always aim to give y’all ALL the info you might need, especially when making a purchase like this. Appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. I will surely give the boys some love for ya! xo.

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  16. Courtney wrote:

    I LOVE this post! Thank you!

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  17. Veronique wrote:

    Hi! I absolutely love this post!! The descriptions are very helpful and the pictures are so beautiful! I consider buying the Gucci Soho Disco Bag but I’m in doubt about the color… The natural beige tan color suits everything but the black is beautiful as well… Any recommendations?
    Keep up the good work with you’re blog. You’re doing amazing!! XO

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Veronique! Happy to hear you enjoyed this post! It’s always hard for me to give color recommendations because everyone’s style is so different. I also don’t know what color bags you already have in your closet so, I have to encourage you to think about what you know you would wear more and what your wardrobe is really needing. For me, I knew I would wear the beige more year round, whereas I see myself only wearing the black every so often. For the price, I wanted it to be a bag I wore a lot so I went with the beige. xo.

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  18. Morgan wrote:

    I purchased my soho disco bag in 2016 and it’s STILL my favorite crossbody! Such a solid purchase and one I 100% recommend for anyone looking to make a designer purchase! I have it in black and thinking I should add a light colored one for Spring now .. I’ll have to check mytheresa!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      It’s such a great bag, I agree! Glad you love yours as much as I love mine! Definitely check out mytheresa.com! xo.

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  19. Alex mattiola wrote:

    I can honestly trust you to always give an
    Honest review of a product and it is honestly so refreshing! Thinking the Gucci disco bag in tan is the perfect to add to my wardrobe for spring!

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  20. Kristen wrote:

    This was SUCH a helpful and in depth review! That Gucci Soho bag is *dreamy* haha

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  21. Martine wrote:

    Really enjoy this style of post 🙂

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  22. Sarah Bonti wrote:

    Love this post! It must have taken such a long time to put it together, but the pictures are all so gorgeous!

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  23. Kathryn wrote:

    The Gucci soho bag tho! So cute. Love that there are pros and cons listed for the bags

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  24. Angie Chisholm wrote:

    Great post! I have been eyeing the Gucci Soho Disco bag for quite some time but have not pulled the trigger yet. This was very helpful!

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  25. Michelle Targun wrote:

    I have the Gucci soho bag and love it. Thx for the idea of a few more options I should look into!

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  26. Maggie wrote:

    This post came at the perfect time! I’m reslly considering a designer crossbody purchase and so this is really helpful. I think I really have my heart set on the Gucci disco bag

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      You will not regret the purchase if you do pull the trigger! 🙂

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  27. Lauren wrote:

    Thank you for being so honest and thorough with your reviews! These are large investments so it’s great to have you as a resource! Also love all your beautiful pics

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Happy to help! 🙂 xo.

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  28. Dominique S. wrote:

    Love this post! I’ve been meaning to get a cute new crossbody bag for spring and this post has been so helpful :).

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  29. Katie Bendersky wrote:

    Purses are my weakness! I appreciate the pro/con list! If only I could have them all. Lol!

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  30. Salem Brieske wrote:

    I’ve been in the market for a new handbag and this post was SO helpful! Thank you for always being so thoughtful❤️

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  31. Kelsey wrote:

    Omg I would die for any one of Jesse bags! Love all the Gucci! One day! #goals

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  32. Annie Mattsen wrote:

    Love cross body bags! Great post!!

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  33. Victoria wrote:

    Never owned a crossbody before, but these look great for work. 🙂

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  34. Cara parks wrote:

    Love all the Gucci! I think it’s time to invest in a designer bag like these!

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  35. Sara wrote:

    So helpful thank you 🙂 Do you prefer the mini faye or the regular size one?

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  36. Megan Rowan wrote:

    Thanks for the information on these bags! Really am wanting a Gucci purse one day!

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  37. Brandon wrote:

    I like that these are just a bit smaller so it’s easier to carry around especially since most are getting out and about during the spring and summer.

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  38. Mary M wrote:

    LOVE THESE! I have a Gucci WOC from 2016 and LOVE it but like many other WOC’s there is MINIMAL space. I’m bummed i hesitated on the Gucci Soho .. i think the price increased! I was hoping to get it in white .. guess i’ll have to make the plunge this year.

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  39. Kristin elliott wrote:

    I’m going to check out mytheresa.com now! Great tips!!

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  40. Cassie Spivey wrote:

    YESSS GIRL YESSSSS at the round Pixie bag!!! I absolutely love the shape because its different and I love the handle choice. ????????????

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  41. Misty wrote:

    I am dying for the Gucci soho disco! The only crossbody I own is the LV pochette marly. I definitely need more!

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  42. Melissa Viola-Askey wrote:

    I love these!! Perfect for spring!

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  43. Katie L wrote:

    Such a detailed post. Glad you shared the flat lays of what fits inside…super helpful!

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  44. McKenzie Fielding wrote:

    I love all these bags! Perfect for spring!

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  45. Nicole Saren wrote:

    Thanks for this review! I love the Gucci Soho one ????

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  46. Miranda Blevins wrote:

    These bags are so perfect for spring!

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  47. Jennifer Harvey wrote:

    I’ve been debating the gucci for over a year! i think i might finally take the plunge!

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  48. Bridget E wrote:

    I’m also 5’3 (whoo!) so THANK YOU for mentioning if the strap is adjustable. Very key for short girls

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  49. Amy McBroom wrote:

    I would love to have a Soho!! I’m just afraid they won’t be “in style” when I could finally save up enough! ???? but seriously!

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  50. Casey wrote:

    So helpful! I have been debating the Chloe Pixie for a while and after reading this, i have my answer! Will definitely be looking into the other ones you recommended instead. Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Jamie Lytwyn wrote:

    Oh my gosh, those crossbodys are sooooo cute! My heart is telling me to update my collection… my wallet is saying girl stop!

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  52. Jamie Lytwyn wrote:

    Oh my gosh, those crossbodys are sooooo cute! My heart is telling me to update my collection… my wallet is saying girl stop!

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  53. Paige wrote:

    Love, love, love the Gucci Soho Disco! It’s definitely on my wish list 🙂

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  54. Averi wrote:

    BRB putting that mini Chloe on my wish list ????????

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Don’t blame you! 🙂 xo.

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  55. Allie wrote:

    Crossbody bags are my jam! Great post.

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  56. Emily wrote:

    I love the designer handbag reviews! I’ve been wanting the Gucci Soho leather bag for awhile and it looks like it would hold everything I need it to and pair well with most if not everything in my wardrobe.

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  57. Katie wrote:

    Thank you for this post! I have been so in love with the circle bag trend right now but your “Cons” about the Chloe bag definitely makes me rethink spending big bucks on one! So helpful!

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  58. Jerica wrote:

    Loved reading this post! It’s so nice having the insight when purchasing a designer bag. I’ll definitely be adding some of these to my “want” list, you can never have too many handbags!

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  59. Cathrine wrote:

    Perfect bags. Thanks for the helpful information

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  60. Joyce wrote:

    Thank you so much for this post!! Have been eyeing that GUCCI ‘SOHO’ LEATHER DISCO BAG for months now and it’s been sitting in my wishlist! Will definitely need to make the plunge and splurge bc it looks like such a versatile neutral and basic! Thanks for the reviews! <3

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  61. Christina wrote:

    This is such a cute post – I loved the flat lays! Amazing to know that you like the Gucci disco bag because I’ve been considering that one 🙂

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  62. Michelle wrote:

    Thanks for the great information. I think the GUCCI ‘SOHO’ LEATHER DISCO BAG is the one for me. 🙂

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  63. Sarah Bentley wrote:

    I’m in love with all 3 Gucci bags, but especially the Marmont Matelasse shoulder bag!

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  64. BeccaBeccaBecca wrote:

    This was the most comprehensive bag review ever! I love how there are pictures of the inside of the bags, how many items you’re able to fit inside, the dimensions, and pros/cons! Way to go! While the bags featured are a outside my budget, I loved reading about them. My favorite crossbody this season is Kate Spade’s jackson street gabriele. I’ve had a few from Fossil that have been great too!

    -Becca

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Becca! Thanks so much for your kind words! I do intend to do another handbag review of handbags that are at different prices under $500 so hopefully that one has a bag that fits your fancy and budget a little better 🙂 xo.

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  65. Jennifer wrote:

    I’m a big fan of showing what items can fit into the bag. That’s always the hardest part when trying to decide to purchase especially when you are looking online. Hanks for the review!

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  66. Lindsey wrote:

    I think the Gucci Soho bag is my fav of them all! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  67. Jillian Rainville wrote:

    I’ve been eyeing the Gucci Soho bag for almost two years now! This may have finally convinced me to take the plunge!

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  68. Nicole wrote:

    Such a fun splurge!

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  69. Emily Cooke Varin wrote:

    Love all the Gucci options ! Might have to be my next bag purchase !

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  70. Morgan Dixon wrote:

    I love the brown Gucci bag!!!!! Great info!!! Loved that you included what each bag could carry inside the purse

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  71. JoAnn Bahr wrote:

    Putting a couple of these on my birthday wishlist and dropping a few hints ????

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  72. Lena Khom wrote:

    The purses are super cute but what has me going all heart eyes is that floral top with cutout shoulders! ???????????? Thank you for bringing us all this cute content!

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  73. Brittany Levitt wrote:

    Thank you for this blog post! I have been searching for the perfect cross body purse and this post was so helpful!

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  74. Anna Lor wrote:

    Gorgeous bags. So hard to choose bc I love them all.

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  75. Andrea Morse wrote:

    Thank God for this post! I am in the process of planning a trip to the UK and have been looking for a good quality crossbody to take with me!

    Perfect timing! Thanks for putting such detail into this. You da best. ????????????

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  76. Maggie Tyus wrote:

    I love and appreciate how detailed your posts are ! It is nice to see clear pictures . Sometimes it is hard following a blogger when we don’t have a good idea what products look like. These small purses are so cute ! My dream is to design my own purses and create a brand . I hope it happens sometimes soon!
    My husband and I live in Slovakia but I am getting ready to move back to the states for the summer. It is somewhat frustrating not being able to settle anywhere but it’s neat to see parts of the world I never thought I would. I got excited reading about your Salzburg experience because I was there just one or two weeks before you and fell in love with the city !!!! Thanks for being so cool and sharing your life with us.

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Aw thanks for such a sweet comment, Maggie! I appreciate your kind words! Isn’t Salzburg so charming? I really enjoyed it. Enjoy Slovakia and the rest of your time abroad. I always miss being over there when I’m home. Best wishes with your handbag designer dreams! xo.

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  77. Lydia wrote:

    This is so helpful! Do you think you’ll ever do a review of satchel bags?

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hii! Which one are you looking for a review of in particular? I’ve reviewed the Chloe Marcie Satchel in a handbag post a couple of years ago! Did you catch that post?

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  78. Nicci wrote:

    I love these kinds of posts! They are so detailed and helpful when you’re looking at purchasing something and have a first-hand account of what the pros and cons are. I have a question for you about the Gucci Marmont bags. Do you ever see anyone wearing them when you’re out? I see them a lot on Instagram and on blogs, but I haven’t seen anyone carrying them around here. I was wondering if people like them, but end up buying a different designer bag or if they really are as popular as they seem to be on Instagram?

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      I definitely don’t see many in my little beach town but when I’m in bigger cities like New York City, London or Paris, I definitely do!

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  79. Melissa wrote:

    Love the Gucci Soho bag! I literally tried it on in the store a few days ago. Thanks for providing the pros and cons for the bag. So helpful!

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  80. susan wrote:

    chloe mini bag is adorable chic…on a wish list! thanks for sharing these

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  81. Jordan Stanley wrote:

    Oh my gosh, I’m OBSESSED w/ the Marmont! I Love all of them though! I mean can you ever have too many??

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  82. Monica wrote:

    I loved this post I love bigger purses however I find myself favoring smaller crossbody because it’s easier to shop with. Lol

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  83. Claire P. wrote:

    Crossbody bags are such a closet staple! Loved reading about some of your favorites for this season!

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  84. NilomeeNilomee wrote:

    I love these Gucci and Chanel crossbodys! I just wish I could afford it! I end up spending on my soon to be one year old baby boy instead 🙁 I love the neutral colors and the way they can be dressed up or dressed down. And they look really roomy which is another plus! thanks for this fabulous blog post xoxo

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  85. Renee Parenteau wrote:

    This was one of my favorite posts. It definitely convinced me what my next designer handbag will be!

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  86. Nilomee wrote:

    I love these Gucci and Chanel crossbodys! I just wish I could afford it! I end up spending on my soon to be one year old baby boy instead 🙁 I love the neutral colors and the way they can be dressed up or dressed down. And they look really roomy which is another plus! thanks for this fabulous blog post xoxo

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  87. Rebecca wrote:

    Hi Hayley,

    Thank you for the great blog post, I’m sure you put a lot of thought, effort and detail into it, and it shows! I have been wondering how many of these bags stack up, and if they are worth the price tag.
    A suggestion for your Gucci Soho bag, or any bag that has a soft bottom, would be to find a plastic insert to put in the bottom before you start to use it too much. I did this with my Prada purse and so far no sagging 🙂 I bought my clear plastic insert on eBay. Definitely worth it!
    Also, thanks for telling me about the Free People tank you were wearing under your white tank in your shorts review blog post, I’m definitely going to look into getting it!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend so far 🙂

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  88. Michaela wrote:

    Will definitely be trying one of these on next time I’m at Nordstrom. ????

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  89. Jessica Douglas wrote:

    I am so obsessed and jealous of these amazing bags.

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  90. Morgan wrote:

    Oh my gosh I love all of these bags!

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  91. Beatrice wrote:

    This post came at THE perfect time!! I’ve been trying to do my own research on a cross body and I couldn’t decide which Gucci but the Marmont is perfect! Thanks for taking the time to research all of them. You’ve made my decision that much easier!

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  92. Allie wrote:

    I bought my first Gucci bag when I was traveling in Florence earlier this year (actually we were in Italy at the same time!) and I love it! However, I’m still afraid to actually use it. It only comes out on special occasions because I’m so afraid I’ll scratch the leather as you noted is not hard to do.

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  93. Kourtney wrote:

    I love how you showed what would fit in the bags. I rarely carry around a purse anymore since I always have to carry around my daughters diaper bag but I definitely miss carrying around a purse. Something about it just makes me feel more feminine!!

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  94. Theresa wrote:

    I’ve never seen anyone actually do a pros and cons list! GENIUS!! So helpful.. thank you!!

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  95. Sara Konda wrote:

    I’ve been eyeing some of the Gucci crossbody bags so it was nice to read someone’s reviews on them!

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  96. Sara Konda wrote:

    I’ve been eyeing some of the Gucci crossbody bags so it was nice to read someone’s reviews on them! Yeah

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  97. Natalie wrote:

    These are my favorite posts. My designer collection is small but I hope to purchase a new one every year or so! I appreciate the insight. Such a big decision!!

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  98. Sophia Torres wrote:

    Loooove the Chloe Pixie crossbody

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  99. Megan wrote:

    Love the Chloe mini Faye!! I need a new spring bag.. going to consider some of these!

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  100. Sarah King wrote:

    I got so excited when the email came through about this blog post! I see so many bigger with these bags but very rarely do any of them do bag reviews. I love that you showed the variety of Gucci bags, they seem to be so on trend right now and have now been added to my designer handbag bucket list! Definitely one of my favorite types of posts!

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Sarah! I will certainly try and do more handbag reviews in the future. You guys seem to really like them, whether the bags are in your wheelhouse or budget or not. xo!

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  101. Carolina Azevedo wrote:

    I’ve been wanting a Chloé bag for a while but this post definitely makes me rethink it! Thank you for your honest opinion!

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  102. Ariana Enriquez wrote:

    So helpful! I love reading these type of posts and love that they’re neutrals!

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  103. Cynthia wrote:

    This post is so good!! Such great descriptions – thank you for taking the time to write this. Really appreciate the detail!

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  104. Jessica Walden wrote:

    Can we just talk about how aborable the Chloe Pixie bag is?! In love! I’m totally a smaller purse, crossbody kinda girl. Obsessed with all of these!

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  105. Pang wrote:

    Would love to add all to my collection but how to afford them??????

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  106. Jenn G wrote:

    Love the Chloe Pixie!!

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  107. Lori Elliott wrote:

    Gucci Soho Bag is the best… very versatile❣️????

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  108. Anna Shaffer wrote:

    I’m OBSESSED with all if these handbags. Do you think one color/style tends to be more versatile and work with more outfits?

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      I think I tend to grab the Gucci Soho because it fits a lot and is beige, whereas white sometimes makes me nervous to carry.

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  109. Gabbie wrote:

    THANK you for showing which items fit in each bag, very helpful! The Gucci Soho will have to go on my wish list 🙂

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  110. Lauren inman wrote:

    These are all so cute! Time to swap out my old crossbody for Spring this year!

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  111. Jenn wrote:

    Love the honesty in this review! The only problem is that after reading this, I’m more sure than ever that I want the Gucci disco crossbody. (My heart would love it but my wallet….. not as much hahaha).

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  112. Amanda wrote:

    All of these bags are gorgeous! I don’t know how I would be able to choose just one!! And this was such a great, informative post!!

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  113. Stephanie Garza wrote:

    Okay…so this my be my favorite post ever! I have been seeing these bags all over Instagram along with others and I have been wondering how practical they are for the average girl! So this blog is amazing! I love how you laid out each bag along with items that can actually fit. Loved how real you were about each bag! So helpful! I’ve had my eye on the Soho so this post makes me want it so much more! Thanks for this post! ❤️

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  114. Stephanie wrote:

    Love the Gucci Marmont bags! I need to add one to my collection! I have a Chloé mini Marcie in the light brown color and I’m obsessed with it. It’s made of really soft pebbled leather and after constant wear throughout the past 2 years, still no denim stains on it. I can recommend you that bag with confidence!

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  115. Madison Perry wrote:

    SO glad you did this review! I’ve been searching for a good cross body and love the Gucci bags!

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  116. Jennie K wrote:

    Great review on these bags. So hard to decide!

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  117. Stephanie wrote:

    Thanks for sharing! The details are helpful and so informative!

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  118. Dara wrote:

    Great review of the Gucci bags! Love the pros and cons breakdown. What’s the benefits to purchasing from my Theresa.com?

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Dara! I shared some of the benefits shopping at mytheresa.com in the post but here are a few things I love:

      – I think it’s impressive that they offer free 2-day shipping from Germany
      – extensive amount of merchandise from a wide variety of designer brands
      – because it’s an online retailer based in Germany, and the market is so different there, you have a stronger chance of finding things on their site that might be harder to find here in the States

      Hope that helps! It’s a great site and I had a great experience buying from them! xo.

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  119. Stevie wrote:

    I am loving the Gucci ‘Soho’ disco bag! It is so adorable and looks like it will go with practically anything. I had never heard to MyTheresa.com before but they sound like great website to buy designer items from. Thank you for sharing!

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  120. Jenna wrote:

    Loved hearing your thoughts on these bags! Thanks for including so much detailed info!

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  121. Katie wrote:

    I have an also crossbody that is a similar shape and size to the Gucci bags. I just love that style. My only drawback would be fitting my wallet. I notice you use several styles of wallet so maybe you could do a follow up post about those? Also, I’m loving the runs crossbody bags right now!

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  122. Tara wrote:

    Your timing could on this post could not be more perfect! I’ve been debating a Gucci crossbody for weeks and this post helped cement my decision. Looks like I’m going with the soho disco bag. Love that it’s a good size to fit everything you would need on a day trip but still small enough to be a true crossbody. Thank you!!

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  123. Monali wrote:

    That was super helpful! I’m thinking about getting a Gucci Soho Disco 🙂

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  124. Rachel wrote:

    I LOVE the Gucci Soho bag. You have awesome taste! Thank you for sharing!

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  125. Emily wrote:

    Love the Chloé mini Faye but it probably wouldn’t be enough space for me! 😉 I love the Gucci soho disco bag & think it’d be the best fit for me. I’ve always appreciated your designer handbag reviews! Haven’t been able to purchase one yet, but I feel better prepared for when I can! xx

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  126. Kaili Campbell wrote:

    This review is awesome and super helpful! I want to branch out and start looking into other designer handbags so this blog post is amazing for that. All of these bags are super cute but I love that you weren’t afraid to do both the pros and the cons, because when it comes to spending that much money on a bag, I like to know what I am getting myself into so thank you!

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  127. Amelia Duncan wrote:

    Crossbody bags are my favorite – love the Gucci Soho bag! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. Stephanie wrote:

    Thank you again for sharing your reviews. I completely agree with you on the Gucci Disco bag. Although, I am new to the luxury bags, it definitely satisfied my crave.

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  129. Holly W wrote:

    Very cute but a little too expensive for me!

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  130. Carolyn wrote:

    Ummm Ill take ANY of them!! They are gooorrgg… I have had my eyes on some new gucci for some time but haven’t been able to pull the plug yet. Thanks for this post!

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  131. Jenica wrote:

    I ADORE all the wallets you’re keeping in these sweet bags! 🙂 I just rarely carry a bag anymore, so I like seeing different wallet styles too.

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  132. Rachel wrote:

    Uhm. I LOVE the Gucci bags you shared! This may be a problem ????

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  133. Alex wrote:

    While I’m not in the market to purchase a designer bag, I appreciated your honesty about the practicality of each bag. They are all super cute!! I love reading your blog posts! Also, thanks for the heads up on mytheresa.com!

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  134. Katie wrote:

    Love this post!! I also checked out your previous handbag reviews that you linked (thanks for making it so easy!) and I so appreciate in one of the older ones how you talk finances and remind us that it’s totally okay if we are not in a place to make a purchase like this right now! That is so overlooked in this social media age, so I appreciate you mentioning that. I am finally in a place where I can purchase an investment piece and plan to do so within the next year, and now I’m eyeing that Gucci disco handbag thanks to your post!:)

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  135. Sandy Soriano wrote:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on all your cute bags! Considering purchasing a Gucci bag and your input is well received with me.

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  136. MacKenna Martinet wrote:

    I was on the fence about the round Chloe bag and your review helped me decide to go a different way. Thank you!

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  137. MJ wrote:

    Love all of your thoughts about the purses! I am 5’0″ myself and find that sometimes even with the adjustable straps they aren’t the right size. I’ve been looking into purchasing some similar purses and appreciate all of the detail you put into your posts!

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  138. Laura Cisneros wrote:

    I love me a good cross body bag especially neutrals they just go with everything and my favorite is they leave you hands free for easier shopping.

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  139. Lizbeth wrote:

    My husband got me the Gucci GG Marmont in black for Christmas and I have yet to wear it. It’s my first Gucci handbag and I love it but since I am a stay at home mom I haven’t found the time to use it. I really like the nude color on that same bag. Might just ask for that one next.

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  140. Anna Claire Abbas wrote:

    Love a good crossbody!! And animal prints ????

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  141. Amanda wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing! This has given me so many ideas for new crossbody bags to add to my collection for spring and summer!

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  142. Karolina Mcgovern wrote:

    All of these bags are so fantastic! I want all of them! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  143. Linda wrote:

    I love crossbars! I can’t decided but they are beautiful.

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  144. Kim wrote:

    That Chloe! ???? all the heart eye emojis!
    On a super random note..I have been eyeing a pop socket but can’t decide if it’s actually practical for me – I don’t take a ton of pictures and definitely not mirror photos like many bloggers. While it’s a cheap purchase, no sense in spending money if I’m not actually going to use it. So my actual question after that rambling – what other purposes does a pop socket have? Thank you thank you!

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  145. Jen Reinke wrote:

    I love the Gucci disco bag. My other love is the Chloe crossbody too.

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  146. Karleigh Smith wrote:

    I love crossbody purses. Always my go to! With 3 kids it’s just the easiest! Such great options you shared!

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  147. mel wrote:

    going to save up for one of these heh

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  148. Meredith Barack wrote:

    Love the Chloe Pixie! It’s so different from everything you see out there. Now it’s on my “to buy” list! 🙂

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  149. Sarah Rowan wrote:

    I love Crossbody bags especially the Chloe one! So classy

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  150. Sarah Garcia wrote:

    Ugh I want them all!!!

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  151. Brooke wrote:

    I love the Gucci Soho Disco! If I didn’t have kids and mostly use a diaper bag, this is the one I would choose. I love the Louis Vuitton Neverfull as a diaper bag from your handbag review last year!

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  152. Lo wrote:

    Disco bag has been on my radar for awhile you haven twist my arm. Ps love the champagne key chain!!!

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  153. BIANCA ZANETTI wrote:

    I have been on the market for my first designer hand bag. I am in between a gucci crossbody like the GG MARMONT MATELASSE bag maybe in black or the LV neverfull. Its such a hard decision. I usually grab for my smaller bags everyday or even just my wallet when im running out the door. So I thought the neverfull with the extra pouch component would be nice. ANYWAY my point is you’re right its a huge decision i’ve been trying to make for a year now ! I’m a nurse so as you know I work so hard for my money I just wanna get the bag that i’ll get the most use out of!

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  154. Lizzy ZLizzy Z. wrote:

    I seriously love your reviews! My favorite ones here are the petite Gucci bags. I feel like they’re classics and interchangeable through the seasons.

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  155. Becca wrote:

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve been debating on what purse to change to for the upcoming season and these are some great options to consider. Thanks for all the info!!!

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  156. Kiera wrote:

    I haven’t heart of Mytheresa before. All of your pictures are so useful when searching for a good bag!

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  157. Emily wrote:

    My absolute FAVORITE cross body bag is this black leather Kate Spade one that I got last year. I am not sure what the name of it is but it’s the perfect size and the inside is black and white stripes <3

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  158. Carol K wrote:

    Hmmmm, okay I’ll have to try each of them myself sooooo send them over I promise I’ll give them back ????????. The Chloe Pixie looks too cute to pass up. I saw lots of Chloe in Germany.

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  159. Sarah wrote:

    Pleeaaaase do more designer handbag posts!! Which do you prefer between the Gucci soho disco and the Gucci marmont flap?

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  160. Ashley wrote:

    Yes!!! So thankful for this! Shopping online for handbags can be tough. You have taken all the guess work out of attempting to research these super chic handbags. Thank you for sharing!

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  161. Lisa wrote:

    Such great reviews. Was looking at the gucci marmont and the matelasse… Most likely not in white cuz I’m terrified I’ll get it dirty but love the crossbody options now!thanks for reviewing them!

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  162. Kasey Hickey wrote:

    Love this post! I’ve been wanting a CHLOE bag FOREVER. Love how simple and classic they are. I wish I could own all of these! ????????

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  163. Gina Mainella wrote:

    The Gucci ‘Soho’ Disco Bag ???? I’ve been eyeing that bag for awhile, so beautiful!

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  164. Kelsey wrote:

    I love that Gucci Marmont bag!

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  165. Jackie Kay wrote:

    I wish I could afford them all! Have you ever done a post on travel bags / totes?! I would love to see that xo

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  166. Laura wrote:

    I really love the Gucci soho disco bag. My best friend has it in that exact color and I’m so envious!

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  167. Patty wrote:

    I have still yet to pull the trigger on a designer bag, but when I do, this will certainly help- 2 more years of college tuition and I’m “free”!

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  168. Jourdan wrote:

    Omg I love this post I’ve been eyeing a Gucci crossbody forever

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  169. Courtney Wikiera wrote:

    I love me a good crossbody bag and these are all super cute! I’m loving the Chloe one and the Gucci soho one. For me, those two look the most casual and practical for everyday wear. I am too scared of white handbags especially expensive ones. I’m sure i would somehow get it filthy and then I’d be totally sad that I ruined it!

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  170. Amy Riemitis wrote:

    I think I’ll be adding the Gucci Soho to my birthday wish list!

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  171. Amanda Shoultz wrote:

    Love the Gucci bag and Chloe leather wallet! Would also be perfect for traveling.

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  172. Amanda wrote:

    Love the colour scheme for the purses. Great for spring and summer.

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  173. Kiwanda Hill wrote:

    The Gucci mini crossbody is my fave!!!! It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to get it. Thank you for sharing. Love your blog posts! ❤️

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  174. Lindsey wrote:

    I really enjoyed this post! I agree that it’s nice to know pros and cons before pulling the trigger on a big purchase. Also, I’m very excited I read about the Gucci Disco purse because my birthday is coming up and I might just ask for that now!!

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  175. Angela Machnak wrote:

    <3 I love how thorough this post is! It's all the details! I appreciate you taking the time to give a 360 degrees full experience review!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  176. Bethany wrote:

    I think the mini-faye would be my favorite option here! I carry a coach wristlet wallet and sometimes I just wish I had a strap for my shoulder but I love the size.

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  177. Emily wrote:

    Very helpful post. Will definitely be trying mytheresa.com!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  178. Aubrey Minarik wrote:

    I have been lusting after the Gucci disco bag for sometime now. Your review may have just pushed me over the edge on getting one!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  179. Kelly Hudgins wrote:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! Love the pink backdrop in these photos!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  180. Tiara Umerah wrote:

    Every since you bought the Disco bag I’ve been eyeing it, now I’m torn between that or the marmoth!! Both are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on both!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  181. Brooke wrote:

    I love that Gucci disco bag! ???? thanks for such an honest post!

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  182. Lauren Bonner wrote:

    Thank you for the reviews on these! So helpful when making a big investment in one of these bags!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  183. Lauren Bonner wrote:

    Loving all of these handbags especially the gucci crossbody!

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  184. YES!!!! I have been looking for a new handbag to use on my wedding trip and honeymoon 🙂
    I am loving all of these finds, awesome job Haley! Thank you.

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  185. Katie wrote:

    This is my favorite post of the week! I have been looking forward to this post because I have been dying to get the Gucci soho disco bag! Thanks for all the details!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  186. Allison wrote:

    Probably one of the most helpful review posts around! Love that you show what exactly can fit in the bags. Lusting after that Disco bag!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  187. Anna Roberson wrote:

    So many heart eyes for all the neutrals!! How does one even choose a favorite?

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  188. Kayla Hamdan wrote:

    I’m obsessed with the Gucci Soho Bag! I’ve been wanting a Gucci Bag for so long and this one is so cute & practical.

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  189. Rachel wrote:

    Love alllll the Gucci ???? I’ll have to save save save big time for one of those beauties! I have the champagne taste on a beer budget problem haha!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  190. Hannah wrote:

    Love all of these! Do you have any recommendations for darker handbags (i.e. black) for the spring and summer months?

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  191. Casey wrote:

    Love all the Gucci ???????? definitely going to be my next splurge!!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  192. Jennifer Reed wrote:

    Love the detailed information you provide, truly so helpful!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  193. Kelsey Hunter Lanaux wrote:

    I’m LOVING the white handbag trend! I’d love to own a Gucci bag – but like you said it is a huge investment, and probably not something I’d use daily, so not sure I could justify the large price point. BUT, I loved this blog post, and thank you so much for the additional designer resource for future purchases! I feel like I’m always a day late and a dollar short of finding the handbags I like, and they always end up so hard to find! Favoriting this website now!! 🙂

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  194. Jessica O wrote:

    Pros and cons lists speak to me lol thank you for sharing and helping me decide which bag to add to my wish list 🙂

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  195. DT wrote:

    I love these posts! It helps so much to be able to do some research before making the investment!!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  196. Katrina Holden wrote:

    So much helpful information!

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  197. Makenna Janssen wrote:

    I LOVE my cross body bags. I’ve always been skeptical about different shapes other an rectangular but I’m so glad to see how much can actually fit into a round bag. And thanks for the site recommendation as well! Will have to check that out.

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  198. Makenna Janssen wrote:

    I LOVE my cross body bags. Seeing how much you can fit into different bags is super helpful as well!

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  199. Sarah Brown wrote:

    The Gucci Soho Disco bag is my next big purchase… I just love the simplicity of it

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  200. Melissa OConnell wrote:

    I love all your bags! I’m a designer kind a girl and I like high-quality bags. I’d rather invest in bags this way they last me a lifetime! I love Tory Burch so I have quite a few of her bags. I love crossover bags, so convenient when you go shopping! Thank you for being so helpful!

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  201. Stephanie Bevan wrote:

    These are all gorgeous! It’s so helpful to see the purses worn by someone else and what they can hold.

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  202. renee wrote:

    Love them all! But I think the gucci soho bag is for me 🙂

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  203. Marisol wrote:

    I love Gucci Brown bag with the handle!!! It’s so pretty && can be worn more then one way. I love the hardware of it. I wish I could find a good deal on one of them.

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  204. Lauren Grace wrote:

    Wow this post is amazing!! Perfect for those on a budget (like me) but still wanting to stay up with designer bag trends 🙂

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  205. Amy wrote:

    I have loved seeing your smaller purses in your Instagram posts, lets just say I have been lusting over them! I really enjoyed that you gave the pros and cons and how much could truly fit inside. The Gucci Soho is such a cute, practical size for around town or travel! Thanks for the showcase!

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  206. Nicole Fitzpatrick wrote:

    That Chloe bag is adorable! Might be a little out of my price range, but a girl can dream!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  207. Susan wrote:

    Fun post for me to read. I know I’ll never own any of these, but it’s fun to take a close up look at them!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  208. Iyanu wrote:

    The Chloe wallet bag is on my wish list!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  209. dez wrote:

    This would be a great collection of bags to have.BAG HEAVEN

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  210. zen wrote:

    Such beautiful handbags. I abdolutely love the white should bag.

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  211. Araceli wrote:

    Love ur style and all the bags are super cute wish I could afford one lol I don’t work right now I’m a full time mommy maybe one day when I start working again ????????????✨

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  212. Araceli wrote:

    Love all the bags ???????????????????????????? I love the way u style them

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  213. Monica Kellen wrote:

    Some great picks for warmer months. I love the Chloe Faye & the Gucci GG Marmot! Now off to find a fairy godmother!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  214. Micaela Lynn wrote:

    Hey Haley! I love this post! Usually, a post about handbags would be sort of dizzying for me, there are just so many options, but this is so organized! Happy almost-Spring 🙂

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  215. Emily Summers wrote:

    #1 you have amazing taste #2 I cannot wait to check out mytheresa. I’m going to Spain for three weeks this summer and have been searching for the perfect crossbody to take.

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  216. Samantha R wrote:

    Ahh these are all so dreamy! I along with some other girls who have posted try to buy a new designer purse once or twice a year. I might need to splurge sooner 😉 Love these!

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  217. Alexa wrote:

    I have the Gucci Disco bag and feel the same way about it!!!! It fits so much!

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  218. Katy S wrote:

    I am in love with this post. I’m looking at purchasing a new crossbody. My current favorite is two years old, and showing signs of wear, but it’s been a great bag for those two years. I absolutely love that you put dimensions of them on here, as it’s hard to find them sometimes! I might step out of my comfort zone of a black bag after seeing some of these beauties too!

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  219. Kirsten wrote:

    As a mom a crossbody bag is key and I want one with style and is versatile!!

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  220. Jojo wrote:

    These are all so beautiful and timeless ???? Chloe is my favorite brand for handbags! Wish I could afford them though ???? living vicariously through you ????

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  221. Krystal wrote:

    I have the LV cross body from several years ago. I don’t even think they make that style anymore. It’s the original logo and colors, and I wear it all the time. Is it ok dark for spring/summer, in your opinion?

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      I typically tend to carry lighter bags in the spring and summer but, everyone’s style is different and if you wear a lot of darker colors then I totally think it’s fine to wear darker bags to compliment those tones.

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  222. Natalie wrote:

    Thanks for such a detailed post. This is a great post for anyone wanting a designer handbag, 🙂

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  223. Kaylie wrote:

    Crossbody bags are so handy! I’m loving the circular ones that you picked out so different but yes still a functioning purse!!

    Published 3.18.18 · Reply
  224. Renee Pollard wrote:

    The Gucci Soho bag is literally my dream purse right now. I absolutely love the size and the color so I was happy to read your review on it. Thanks for sharing!

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  225. Lauren Finn wrote:

    How have I never heard of this website?! So excited to check it out, thanks for sharing!

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  226. Ashley wrote:

    I love how detailed you got with this post! Super helpful info.

    Published 3.19.18 · Reply
  227. Miranda Mabry wrote:

    This was extremely helpful!!! Thank You!!! I purchased the GG Marmount SMALL shoulder bag. I thought the mini was a little too small for me and the Medium was too big. Have you tried the Small Marmount? I just purchased the handbag this weekend so I haven’t received it yet in the mail. I was deciding between the Small Marmount, the Disco, or the Matelase Shoulder Bag. I’m loving the dusty pink (it’s a nude color). What is your opinion between these three?

    Published 3.27.18 · Reply
  228. Shawna wrote:

    Thanks for this informative post!! I just got the Gucci Soho Disco bag in tan, but am wondering if I should exchange it for black after all. I wear black all the time, so I thought tan might be a nice change and look classy. But, now I’m afraid of color transfer or maybe a black bag is better for a black outfit. Should I keep the tan? Any advice? Thanks!

    Published 4.23.18 · Reply
    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Shawna! Unfortunately, this isn’t something I can decide for you. Black would seemingly go with more of your wardrobe if you wear black all of the time but I think, since you wear black all the time, the tan would be a nice neutral compliment to those looks without being so monotone. Good luck with your decision! I know how hard it can be to decide … just be sure you go with what you KNOW you will wear the most of! xo.

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  229. Aliya wrote:

    Thank you for sharing this information about Gucci Handbags. I really love this brand and want to purchase it.

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