Kurt Geiger Kensington Bag Review
When this Kurt Geiger Kensington bag first launched it was all over my Instagram feed and quite honestly, I have been obsessed with it ever since!! I spotted it in the bright pastel colour way first, I was instantly drawn to the rainbow colours, the metallic finish leather and just its general glitzy rainbow joy! I was obsessed!!! Over the next few years they released more items from the same range including shoes, trainers and even a water bottle holder bag. However as much as I loved the collection, I never bought it, but I also never forgot about the bag. However, I’ve been very aware of how many bags I own and I have honestly been trying really hard to cut down my handbag shopping and instead focus on buying things I actually need… bras… tights… walking clothes… pyjamas… y’know, the kind of things that you wear ALL the time and often don’t replace. EVER! Plus because the Kurt Geiger Kensington bag was not a seasonal item, I figured I didn’t have to rush to buy it as it isn’t being discontinued any time soon. I was able to bide my time! OK, it’s time for a Kurt Geiger Kensington Bag Review!
Kurt Geiger Mini Kensington Bag Review
A few weeks ago I was browsing the ASOS sale and I saw the Kurt Geiger mini Kensington bag on SALE! On sale!!! This never happens! But there was a catch, it wasn’t in the iconic bright rainbow shades, it was more of a muted, darker rainbow with a black stripe and black crystals on the eagle head. Also, instead of the light bright shades, it was darker tones of a rainbow. But it was a great price! Put-it-in-your-basket-right-now! It was a no brainer and it wasn’t quite the dream, but it was still super nice. I figured I would buy it, have a look at it and maybe I could live with the slightly different style of rainbow for the saving. A few days later, my ASOS delivery man came and I got the bag out and sat it on the side for about a week. I kept going back to look at it and even though I kept telling myself it was ‘almost’ my dream rainbow bag, it was still nice and it was a GREAT price. Maybe the colours were better for winter? Maybe it was a little less intense? Maybe it was a little more wearable? And again, it was on sale so it was a great price! Eventually I realised the main thing I liked about the Kurt Geiger Mini Kensington bag in darker colourway you see in the photos, is the price. I also realised I actually I wanted the classic size and not the mini, mainly because I commute into London and a lot and need more bag space. So, my friends, I’ve decided, I’m sending it back. I’m returning the mini and I’m putting the classic sized Kurt Geiger Kensington bag on my wishlist. The larger size is WAY more practical for my life style and I LOVE the rainbow eagle head it has and of course, the colours are simply splendid!!! What can I say, for me, the classic colours are the best and sometimes it’s not worth buying the cheaper / sale version of the dream when you should just buy… THE DREAM! Also, if you do have the bag featured in this post, please, please don’t be offended by my words, it’s a beautiful bag, it’s just not my dream bag and the classic is the bag I have been dreaming of for literally years!!!
Kurt Geiger Kensington Bag Review
As gutted as I am to send this bag back, I am super excited to know that I will be soon buying the Kurt Geiger Kensington bag in the rainbow design (see below in the shopping links) in the larger size. However, it was a good exercise in reminding me that cheap doesn’t mean best and sometimes you have to save for the things you want! Also, whilst I had this bag in my possession, it was great being able to inspect it for it’s quality and craftsmanship and I have to say, it’s a stunning bag, beautiful leather, lovely hardware and the finish is generally perfect. So, I can feel confident shopping for the bag online! I hope this post is of help and I just wanted to remind you, hold out for the things you REALLY want, I know if I had kept this bag I would have always wished I had put the money towards the bag I really wanted and also I might have ended up buying the other bag as well at some point. My boyfriend always says to me ‘buy cheap buy twice’ and I have to say… I think he’s right in this case! So as beautiful as this bag is… it’s going back to ASOS and I’m going to put the money towards the classic colour rainbow kensington bag and I’ll be getting it in the larger size!
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