I did not have much success with clothing this season. In fact, most were returned and a few that were kept have remained in my closet unworn. I did get one cute little purse from Banana Republic right before Vegas that worked out GREAT for holding a drink in one hand and playing slots with the other. So, when I saw this little thing on final sale I said " Why not?!"
J Crew Quilted Mini Purse, Bisque
The BR purse was roughly $50 minus 30% off, The J Crew was $138, now $100 minus 40% off. So doing the math… $35 versus $60. And yes you can tell a difference. BR is fake leather. J Crew is buttery soft leather. The BR is a deep hunter's green with slightly gold hardware. J Crew is off white with silver hardware. BR has a toggle closure. J Crew has a magnetic closure.
Back view. Both have a back pocket.
*Cricket is NOT amused*
Inside BR has one small pocket.
J Crew has a small pocket, a zippered pocket, and one more additional pocket. Hmmm, what do they expect you to carry in such a small purse?
BR remains this width no matter what. J Crew can be thin or it will expand.
Chain attached to outside.
Chain detail…this is definitely where you can tell cheap leather.
No padding or leather on chain. Not uncomfortable.
How chain is attached to purse.
I am 5'6. Neither chain is adjustable. Prefer length of BR.
Trying to show color against a Gap white button down.
I do have problems with small purses because I always need to bring my sunglasses. I have "special" eyes. These are my essentials:
Sunglasses, phone, dental floss (this has become a relatively recent issue…receding gums?), pill box (antacids…not so recent), and lipstick. Peanut is modeling it all for you since Cricket is now royally pissed, not to be seen again until tomorrow morning.
It all fits and stays shut. The BR purse has long been sold out. If J Crew had this in a dark green (not the bright green) at the sale price minus 40%, I would purchase and replace. I think this will be fantastic in the spring/summer. I am feeling subtle shades for the warm season…Radiant Orchid can kiss my hiney... and the off white will be perfect.
I want this…
and this is just perfect…
Sigh. Soon. Very soon.