Zara Croc & Chain City Bag Review+ What`s in my bag

 

This Zara Croc and Chain City bag has been all over my blog these past couple of weeks , but this is the last one I promise. I wanted to do a review of this bag and since I haven`t done a What`s in my bag in a while I decided to combine the two.So here it goes.

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I`m starting off with the beauty products that live in my bag from left to right L`occitane Lip Balm , is always in my bag I love wearing mate lips so my dry lips get even drier by the end of the day. Next I have the Chanel Lipstick in Gabrielle , my all time favorite red, I can use this as a sheer wash of color by dabbing it on my lips and then working it in with my fingers or if I want a full on red lip I can also really build it up. The last lip product in my bag that day is another bold lip favorite of mine the Mac Rebel lipstick , a cult favorite I use this on the days I`m feeling a bit plain to give a kick to my look , it is also the color that most suits my complexion and I have gotten a lot of compliments when wearing it.
The Maybelline Afinitone concealer is also one of my handbag staples, it is a great all around concealer works great under the eyes as well as on spots and it doesn`t look cakey when I apply it during the day if my foundation rubs off.
Lastly I have a roller ball perfume from Zara (Black Peony) a great dupe for the Victor&Rolf Flowerbomb .

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I have quite sensitive eyes so I have with me a pair of sunglasses these are the latest addition to my collection and they are the RayBan Classic Wayferer with the mate frame.

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Also in the beauty section I carry a small hand cream , my favorite is the L`occitane hand cream , as well as some simple black hair elastics.

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Lastly I have my phone a composition notebook and my daily planner as well as a pen , all by Moleskine.

Review

Moving on to the review of this bag , I am going to start off by saying that I love Zara handbags and that most of my handbags have been from Zara. I feel like they have a good selection as well as good prices for the quality of their bags. I have had the Zara Croc&Chain City Bag for two months now, it costs 179$ (link)  , it is my first genuine leather handbag (so that might put off some people) and it is the most expensive handbag I have ever bought. Having said all that I feel like this bag is a great example of incorporating timeless design and a cool factor. I think it might be an investment but for sure one that is wort while.

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I am going to start with the quality of the bag , it is not a light bag because of the metal chain but that gives the bag the feeling of quality ,and as a small bag that you wear on your shoulder I don`t think the weight is a problem , at least not for me. The croc skin design is made with stitching ,and again the attention to detail is great , the stitching is very well done and it looks very sturdy. The leather looks quite shiny in some of the photos but in real life it is nowhere near that , it feels really soft and buttery and I haven`t had any problems with scratching the leather.

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I also want to address the elephant in the room ,and I will say that it doesn`t bother me how similar the design is to the Chanel Boy Bag , I think it is different enough not to be a copy but similar in its lines to be a good alternative for those like me who love the classic Chanel handbags but will probably never be able to own one.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The size is a little bigger then I expected initially , but I am extremely petit and it still looks good so I don`t think that should be a problem. I am actually glad just because I am a huge lover a big bags ,I love carrying around with me ,all my worldly possessions , and I have had problems in the past with buying small handbags and not using them because they would not fit all I “needed”.

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The bag has two compartments with a small pocket in the back , I can fit in it my planner a small notebook and even my large Ipad and I have to add that it is surprisingly roomy , I have yet to fill it up.

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33 thoughts on “Zara Croc & Chain City Bag Review+ What`s in my bag

  1. I’m generally too impatient for wait lists and too fickle for designer bags. Seeing a lovely bag like this that is accessible and well crafted is more my style. A nod to a well known shape is perfectly acceptable in my opinion.

  2. My bag is always full of staff too… A couple of lipsticks, lip balm, hand cream, little comb, little agenda, my Lucky click and leather gloves!

    Check out my week’s post and my first vlog!
    Luxury brands are using perfume’s advertising to defend the modern woman – Is this strategy effective? Chanel, Dior and Armani cases

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    xxx M

  3. Thanks for recommending that perfume for a dupe of the Viktor and Rolf perfume. Especially coming from an Australian point of view where everything it literally 10x more expensive than the US and UK ^_^

  4. Love the Zara bag, gonna go looking for it ! The maybelline Afinitone concealer – can it be dabbed on even if you are outdoor for instance and you want to do a quick touchup in the washroom?

    1. It really is , I`ve had it for over a year now and it`s still my most worn bag, plus the quality is amazing it still looks brand new. Which for how much I throw it around is quite impressive.

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