I wrote about new bag designer Begeren a while ago, and just received my two bags for review last week; the Moorea tote above, and the Venice Hobo, reviewed in another entry. I’ve carried them already a few times each, and I love them both.
The Moorea tote is by far Begeren’s best seller, and I can see why. It’s a great size (although in the beginning I thought it was a little small, I’m used to carrying HUGE bags) and holds everything I need. I carry a large wallet, makeup bag, a bottle of water and magazine with me, and some other odds & ends. The bag itself is very light, and even when I added all my necessities, it was still light and easy to carry. The opening is wide enough to get everything out of easily, and there are two outside pockets for keys and a phone/ipod. The inside pockets are also great for keys, lipgloss, and other small things you need to reach quickly.
The leather is exquisite; it’s so soft and supple – I can’t wait to see how it ages. The details like the rivets and long leather ties add a bit of ‘edge’ to the bag, while the pink color keeps it girly & feminine. I prefer to wear it with more ‘hard’ outfits for the contrast, but it would be equally stunning with a long skirt and flirty blouse.
For a new line, I’m impressed. The workmanship and quality of the bags is extremely high quality, the customer service is great, and the sytles are unique, modern, and edgy enough that you won’t see anything similar anywhere…let alone on every other girl on the street. Not yet anyway.