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Bag Review: Henri Bendel Uptown Satchel

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Henri Bendel Uptown Satchel

Mornin’ Fellow Purse Lovers and Bag Ladies!

I was at the mall not too long ago (shocker!) and visited the Henri Bendel store, one of my absolutely most favorite stores!   I love the sparkle and the oh so chic girly ambiance of their stores, such a Fabulous place to shop!  For me, store visits usually translates into purchases and so today we are reviewing my new piece of eye candy– the Henri Bendel Uptown Satchel!

This bag is gorgeous, so ladylike and chic!  Perfectly compliments a work week outfit and totally elevates a dress down boyfriend jean Saturday look!  The leather is quality as is the case with all Henri Bendel bags that I’ve purchased.  This bag is available in the new color-blocked leather (pictured above), solid colored pebbled leather and a lizard textured version.  I purchased my bag right before the summer and snagged the light green version, the color is sort of an electric yellow meets chartreuse hue, adds a great pop of color to just about any outfit.  Try it against cream and more neutral tones or pop a tonal gray or black outfit.  I’ve received so many complements on my bag that I decided to write this post just in case any of you other very fashionable ladies were considering adding this bag to your collection!  At the time of this post, I may or may not be seriously considering the purple color– could look amazing with red or burgundy colored pieces this Fall, hmmmm…

The bag measures approx. 10″H X 12.5″ – 14.5″W X 5.75″D; and has a handle drop of  5″ also comes with a removable and adjustable shoulder strap.  It features a turn lock closure, fully lined interior with pockets and metal feet for protection.  The bag is structured but versatile, the shoulder strap allows you to wear it as a shoulder bag, crossbody or remove it altogether and carry as a satchel.  I personally enjoy carrying satchels when I’m going to the office– definitely amps up my “ladylike quotient”, so the 5″ drop is the perfect length for me as it allows me to comfortably keep the bag close to my body when carrying it on my arm.  I absolutely love this bag!

The bag is also available in a mini version– ADORABLE!!  Has all of the same features and styling but in a more compact size.  The mini measures approx. 7″H X 10″W X 3.5″D with a  3″ handle drop, starting retail price $298.  Image below shows the Uptown Satchel and the Mini Uptown Satchel side by side.

 

Henri Bendel is now boasting an extra 10% off all new arrivals and an extra 10% all handbags and accessories!  That means, you can score this beauty for an extra 10% off or check their sale items and get current season’s colors at an even bigger discount!  For example, the light green Henri Bendel Uptown satchel is now available for only $224.10!

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Henri Bendel Uptown Satchel; $498:

PROS:

  • 100%  Leather
  • Expandable
  • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap included
  • Classic ladylike style
  • Awesome color and material options

 

CONS:

  • The bag is very structured and even though it expands it will not hold a lot of bulky items; keep in mind, it is not intended to be a tote or carry all
  • This bag will set you back  $498 for the solid pebbled leather version; It’s not an everyday bag, I think for most $498 would be an investment

 

Bag Scorecard
Looks:  10; this is a beautiful bag!
Value:  6 (awesome bag; but it’s pretty pricey for a “non-everyday” bag)
Functionality:  9
Extras:  7 (monogramming on most item is available for an extra fee; all bags and accessories come with a dust bag for protection; orders are packaged and wrapped with the signature HB paper and includes an iconic striped shopping bag)
Overall Rating: 32/40; beautiful, stylish bag for work and weekends with the girls!

 

I love it!  Tell me, what do you think of the Henri Bendel Uptown Satchel?  We’d love to hear back from you!

Henri Bendel has launched a new Fall collection (yay!) stay tuned for an overview, I know there will be something for all of us to love!

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