The bag is made in that structured, ladylike style that seems to be so popular at the moment and which I'm really getting into. It's a nice size - big enough to carry what you need when out and about, but not so cavernous that you're tempted to fill it with half your worldly possessions. Like the cream bag, it has little gold feet which keep the bottom from getting scuffed when you put it on the floor. Little details like this are a big plus in my book - if I'm going to buy a new bag, I don't want it to get spoiled the first time I put it down in a coffee shop. I absolutely love the gold hardware on this bag, especially the big gold zip. It has a pocket on the outside and one on the inside, and a long strap to attach when needed. Plus, the lining is purple, which is kind of cool.
At £39.99 I think this bag is a real bargain. The wallet was quite a bit more expensive, but it's real saffiano leather, whereas the bag isn't, even though it looks and feels as though it's made of exactly the same material. The wallet was £80, but I had a 20% discount card, which took some of the sting out of it. In any case, I was due a new purse. My old one was about a decade old and falling apart. This one is very roomy and has lots of space for all my cards, notes and coins, and again, I love the gold hardware. It adds a touch of glamour and really makes it look like it belongs with the bag!
I'm loving both these items and I'm sure they will get a lot of use over the cooler months. And there's really only a couple more Zara bags that I have my eye on. (All right, three.)
Anyone else as obsessed with Zara's bags as I am?