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Inside well designed/Will get dirty in 2 minutes
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
This bag got a lot of things right. The hardware seems thoughtfully designed. The zipper handles are metal, and the zippers work smoothly. Having tried out LOTS of bags lately, I'm impressed with how easy the zippers are on my hands when I reach into the compartments. Several of my tested bags had zippers with sharp teeth that scratched my hands when I reached into the compartments. None of that here. I also like that the main compartments have elastic strap options for keeping items in place. I REALLY wanted this bag to be the keeper.
The bag also had some problems--mostly minor and one deal breaker. The outside pocket is loose. There is no way to secure items in it once you pack the bag--odd given the detail on the inside. Second is the color scheme (I ordered the pink). It does not meet the modern idea of pretty. The pink is more of a light mauve/dusty rose. It looks a little dirty--like that shop soil that can dingy up your luggage after it comes off the plane. The beige inside color doesn't help much. The combination just misses the mark. There is nothing modern-feeling about the color scheme. I'd say it looks like something my grandmother would have carried, but she would have said it wasn't very pretty too. (I know looks aren't everything, but this is the bag that carries the stuff we use to feel pretty. For it to look tired is a let down from first glance.) The outer shell is super soft and does not appear to have anything water-resistant about it (deal-breaker). It already looks worn in, but the fabric will pick up everything it touches, including any product left on the counter after doing hair and make-up.
It's frustrating. So close.