For such a long time now I've been looking for a decent cross body bag. I hate going out for the day and having to carry around a handbag.
I love the Mulberry Alexa but it's a price I couldn't justify and when I spend that amount on a bag, I want it to be waterproof from the get go. With the way British weather is, I don't want to be having to treat a bag myself to make it waterproof.
When I saw this collaboration, I knew I had to have this bag!
What www.drmartens.co.uk says:This heart satchel is a playful take on the classic Dr. Martens satchel. Many of the classic detailing, such as the finish and the triple stitching are replicated here. This satchel comes with a detachable strap, which can be used to turn the satchel into a rucksack.
There was 4 colour choices for this cherry (can see it here in Milly's OOTD), patent pale lilac, patent acid green and black. The lilac and green are still currently available online.
I opted for black which I know is probably the 'boring' choice but I love it.
It's a bit of an odd shape so it can be a bit of a challenge trying to work out how to fit everything in, instead of chucking it all in. But it's a really roomy bag and does fit a lot in it.
The leather is thick and sturdy but things like the buckle strap will loosen up over time and become easier to open.
This looks super cute as a cross body bag or on your shoulder. I don't think I'd wear this as a rucksack. Though I haven't worked out how you do that.
Overall a really awesome bag and I can't wait to get lots of use out of it.
The black satchel actually sold out online a week before I got paid. I have a sneaky suspicion it's because Miley Cyrus was spotted it with it! I emailed customer services and asked them if they were going to get it back in stock. I noticed that the cherry had sold out first but it briefly came back online.
I got a prompt email back telling me that the Cardiff store currently had 2 black satchels left in stock. I was then given the number to call and who to ask for. I called up the day before I got paid and managed to get it put back for me for the next day.
So glad I managed to track it down! If you do want it, definitely email customer service and they will put you in touch with a store that has it in stock. They're selling crazy fast though so you'll have to be quick.