When it comes to purchasing a luxury handbag, would you rather go for a bag that is versatile or a bag that captures attention on special events such as dinner dates and cocktail parties? I usually get tempted to opt for the latter, after all, if you´re clad in a wonderful evening dress, would you not that your clutch or tiny shoulder bag is special? But once practicality sinks in, if I´m to spend a lot of money on a bag, then I should as well choose a bag that is multifunctional, a bag that could take me from desk to date and could be dressed up or down.
That´s why when I was offered a chance to review a luxury bag from Ellen Vicius, I decided to go for Ellen Vicius Orient express. This satchel handbag is an epitome of elegance anytime, anywhere.
Orient express is available in three different colors and four varied sizes and shapes. I opted for the Bordeaux edition because I love its shade of wine. This handbag has a rectangular shape and it could be used both for hand and shoulder. However, I found that a handbag looks its best if you carry it with your arm.
To be honest, I initially chose a flap open shoulder bag which I imagined would look great when hubby takes me to romantic dinner dates. But I changed my mind and picked this Orient Express – Bordeaux because this bag is what every city chic, modern working girls should have. It comes with a gorgeous silk black dust bag. Inside the bag you are treated to a zipped pocket on one side with adequate space to store your important things. On the other side are two open pockets where you can put your cellphone and makeup.
As you can see, you can wear this bag to work, to business meetings, and even to dinner dates. It has a normal size which isn´t too small for work and isn´t too big for a date. You can also dress it down with jeans for casual-smart functions. The Bordeaux shade complements many colors making it easy to create outfits to wear with it.
This handbag has a soft worn out look. Even if it´s new, it doesn´t scream aloud “I´m new!” This must be contributed to the strategic faded surface of the Bordeaux leather. It also has some tiny scratch marks which could only be seen at a closer inspection. From the distance, these marks appear like leather design. But this is not my first designer bag. Even the most luxurious brands could fall short from ultimate perfection. I love the soft worn out look of this piece anyway, it exudes effortless attitude.
Ellen Vicius Orient Express is made of well-crafted leather, just like every piece of Ellen Vicius brand, which comply with the international rules for animal protection and protected species. As an environment protection advocate, it is extremely important for me to know that the process of creating my bag does not compromise the environment. Its gold metal accents are created with the absence of pollutant metal. This bag isn´t only safe for you, it´s also safe for the environment.
Once I fall in love with a brand, I´m a loyal fan. And Ellen Vicius has just converted me. I am drawn to the unique pieces from their designer bag collection which is one of a kind. Although Ellen Vicius is a small fashion house located in the North of Portugal, their pieces are special and exclusive. They guarantee high quality luxury bags that could compete with big brands.
I have not met brands in the past which offer lifetime assistance to their customers. So it surprised me to know that Ellen Vicius pamper their customers with special lifetime warranty. If by accident you´ve damaged your bag, you simply have to activate your warranty certificate and their customer service is happy to assist you.
Ordering from their website is easy. You must create a customer account and from your account dashboard, you can place your orders and track the progress throughout the delivery. They ship worldwide. My bag arrived from Portugal to Germany in three days, swift and easy.
I am immensely happy and satisfied with my bag. I can´t wait to save for my next Ellen Vicius bag.