Saturday, September 11, 2010

Review: ASOS Pastel Quilted Lock Across Body Bag

After seeing the ASOS Pastel Quilted Lock Across Body Bag used repeatedly in numerous Polyvore sets, I decided to finally take a chance and order it in the "Mink" color. I have been looking for a cute, smaller "neutral" bag to carry, but didn't want to make a huge investment at this time, so this little bag looked as if it would fit the bill. 

The description of the bag on the ASOS website reads: 

  • Quilted across-body bag
  • Fold-over flap with twist lock fastening
  • Fine long woven chainlink shoulder strap  
  • 100% PU
  • Size: 24cm x 18m x 6cm

I usually don't purchase synthetic leather bags (simply because I prefer real leather) but for the price of this one I decided to go ahead, and I'm glad I did...it is very cute IRL. The color is darker than the website picture (I actually prefer it this way) and a great neutral that can be worn with just about anything. 








It's quite roomy on the inside. I'm able to fit a wallet, cell phone, camera, keys, sunglasses, and makeup essentials comfortably without the bag appearing "overstuffed". It does have a synthetic smell to it, but I'm hoping that will go away with time.



By reader request, here it is on me IRL to show the length of the strap. I wouldn't normally wear it with this outfit, but this is what I'm wearing today and didn't feel like changing out to snap a quick picture.


Although I've been "window shopping" ASOS for quite a while, I had never placed an order until now, but will not hesitate to purchase from the site again. My entire transaction was flawless...I received FREE SHIPPING, used Paypal to make my payment, and my handbag arrived yesterday after placing my order on August 27th. (The Free Shipping is still in effect to the U.S., too.)

The ASOS Quilted Lock Across Body Bag also comes in several other colors:
Black, Nude, Navy, and White.

Do you own this bag? Have you ever shopped on ASOS.com? Do you plan to in the future? Please do share. :)

19 comments:

  1. Lovely bag! I "window shop" at ASOS all the time but I've yet to make a purchase. Glad to hear your experience went well.

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  2. FFM, you have excellent taste! I own this bag in black and just adore it. It's not quite the Chanel I covet but it's a suitable substitute for now. ;)

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  3. I bought a few things at ASOS and I've been so pleasantly surprised how quickly they ship!

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  4. It is a really nice bag. I have been thinking of purchasing it for a while but wanted to see what it looks like in person. Would you mind posting a pic with you wearing it? I want to see how long it will hang or can you just tell me if you can wear it crossbody? Thanks!

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  5. Thanks Kelly! :)

    Roxy: We definitely have very similar tastes. :) I'm glad to hear the black one is nice IRL, I may end up getting it, too...especially since shipping is free right now.

    Desert Flower: I'll purchase from ASOS again for sure...excellent experience for me.

    Robin: I just posted a pic of the bag on me. It's the last picture in this post. HTH! :)

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  6. Robin: Forgot to mention, I am 5'4" and short-waisted.

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  7. Lovely! I have the Chanel 2.55 in this colour in the lambskin, but because it's so light I'm always afraid to wear it, I really like this,perfect for daily wear.

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  8. Oh my, I really love this bag!
    What a nice review, I'm looking for something neutral lie that and for this price "perfect"!
    Would mind to tell me if there is any code for free shipping? I notice free ship/return for UK.
    Thanks:-)

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  9. Thanks Tabitha! As you know, I would absolutely LOVE to have a Chanel bag, but this one will *do* for now. At least it's "wipe clean". ;)

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  10. Thanks Andrea! The bag is great for the price of $25 and shipping to the US is FREE...no code necessary. Can't beat that! :)

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  11. I dont own the bag, but after reading this...I think I WILL:)

    Thanks!!!

    Statements in Fashion

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  12. That's very cute. I love the color. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  13. Thanks so much. I just ordered the bag. It looks really nice on you!

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  14. Collette, Gigi, and Robin: You're all welcome, and thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  15. Yay finally found a review on these bags from Asos, I keep going back to looking at these online but I just don't know how it looks in real life and if it's worth the money. It looks a lot thinner than I expected.

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  16. Yaaay! A review on an ASOS item. Very helpful. Thank you!

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  17. Thank you for the pics and review. I was thinking about getting it in black, but i changed my mind as soon as i saw how the Mink looked in your pictures! I just placed my order today...however, i do hope to own a Chanel in caviar black one day! Until then, this little bag is a perfect alternative :)

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  18. I love your stripe t-shirt. Where did you get it?

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  19. Thanks sotow! The striped shirt is from Ann Taylor last year. They have one here now that is sort of similar. This one too, except in a different color scheme. HTH! :)

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