I love this bag – me
Sigh. Look at it. Just look at it! I have a strong dislike of the use of ‘sexy’ in reference to everything from creative concepts to powerpoint presentations, but on this occasion I so want to say it. But I won’t. So, um, it’s, um, it’s HOT. *cough*
The Lily Black Patent Tote Leather Changing Bag from Sugarjack retails for £189.00 from UK stockists including Mamas and Papas, Harrods and John Lewis.
It’s available in 3 colours: Nude, Black Crinkle Patent Leather or Burnt Orange / Tan Grain Leather, and I opted for black because it’s classy as hell and goes with everything.
The texture of the black tote is tough and touchable. I’ve been lugging it to the office and back every day for a month, and even down to London and back, stuffed full of pens, USBs, my laptop and all manner of other bits and pieces and it still looks perfect. Not a crack, not a scratch.
It’s functional too, with two large front pockets with zips to foil pickpockets and lots of space and pockets inside. There’s also the Sugarjack removable ‘baby organiser’ compartment, which I pull out for work, but will tell you more about in ‘Part 2: the mummy life test’. I have, however, been making good use of the chic little nylon and leather detachable zip pocket pouch for storing small make-up – it’s brilliant for avoiding that ungainly scrabble in the toilets as you dig around for the concealer, only to find it has lost its top and ruined your bag lining.
The top closes a little with two zips at either edge – an unusual, eye-catching look – and then pops shut with the aid of magnets under the lining. The buckles, zips and clasps are chunky, shiny, logo-emblazoned gold and it’s this finishing touch that seems to draw the most comments.
From a distance, this bag is black, functional and pretty understated against my black trouser suit and patent heels. Close up it’s a sexy (there, I said it!) statement bag that no one would ever guess doubles as a baby changing bag. But I’ll save that for Part 2…
Disclosure: I was sent a Sugarjack Lily Tote Leather bag free of charge for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.