We can't all splash out on designer label accessories, so budget bags have an important space in the fashion landscape. But I still expect these affordable options to deport themselves with a sense of style. So it's disappointing to come across a bag like Soapbox's Katie, which looks every bit as cheap as its price tag.
It's ironic that the Katie looks so cheap, because it seems Soapbox has done everything it can to make it appear luxurious. The embossed finish is intended to mimic opulent crocodile skin, and the glossy surface has a patent appearance. But the scales aren't convincing, and the finish is too shiny to truly impress. Funnily enough, I think the Katie would look better if Soapbox hadn't treated its material at all!
The Katie is a petite bag, but it's a well-designed one. A trio of reinforced pockets are on hand to keep your daily essentials in order. Its zippered top offers the security we need, and the adjustable strap helps us find just the right fit. I also appreciate the slender silhouette, which sees it fit snugly against our bodies.
It feels mean to pick apart a bag costing just $45. If that's all you have to spend, you'll be hard pressed to find worse. But personally I'd save a little longer to indulge in a more elegant looking accessory.
More Features of This Soapbox Croc-Embossed Cross-Body
- Fully lined interior
- Measures 3.5 x 9 x 7.5 inches
- Also available in purple
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