Edit: Contest closed! The winner is Samantha Griffith-Niles. Congratulations! 🙂
First off, I am not a bag connoisseur. When I Find a purse that I like I use it very single day, so I have to really love it. I recently had the privilege and opportunity to work with TSC to review the Bali Double Entry Hobo by Aimee Kestenberg.
This purse is gorgeous. It comes in black, chestnut, denim, lipstick red, and metallic, and today I am going to show you the black and chestnut versions. When I first opened the box I could smell the leather immediately (although they were wrapped up nicely), and when I opened them both I was so pleased by what I saw. The black is a deep shade, while the chestnut is a bold brown that I would equate to a rich cognac colour. Both have a buttery, pebbled leather, patterned lining, and metal hardware.
The fun part of these bags are that they have a double entry. What does that mean? That means that not only does it look cool, the flap that folds over and closes also opens up and is like a lined, deep pocket that goes all the way down the back of the purse. This is a really neat addition to a purse, and allows it to carry so much more than its size would lead you to believe. The Mary Poppins bottomless bag comes to mind.
Aside from the double entry, there are also several zipped pockets on the sides, across the back, and inside that will keep everything neat and organized. It also comes with a dust bag. I am very much into organization and utility because I tend to carry my life (and my children’s lives) in my bag, and this checks the boxes.
The general shape of the purse is a classic hobo style with a short (but adjustable), thick leather strap that allows for both shoulder wear or to be carried on the arm or by hand with ease. This is such a classic style that you will can wear it anywhere from a night out, to running errands in your casual clothes without batting an eyelash.
*I am very pleased to be able to offer my Canadian readers a chance to win your own Aimee Kestenberg bag (the chestnut colour seen above) plus a $25 gift card for TSC. To enter you can follow this link, and then comment below and let me know you entered. You can also head over to my Instagram post and tag any of your Canadian friends in the comments to give them a chance as well. You have until Friday December 15th to enter, and I will announce the winner on this post and my social platforms.
The Aimee Kestenberg brand delivers contemporary designer handbags & accessories for the modern woman. The brand embodies the attitude and personal style of its global award winning designer Aimee Kestenberg. Aimee delivers edgy yet wearable accessories of the highest quality by combining unique design techniques with detailed custom hardware and exclusive supple leathers from all around the world.
Aimee’s unique training as both an industrial and accessory designer has distinguished her amongst her peers. Her 3-D vision of objects gives her the ability to create product not only for its aesthetic look but also for its function, the magic combination for today’s modern woman. – TSC