I have sort of become a handbag junkie of late, not necessarily a bad thing either. It’s actually quite fun! One of the new ones I recently acquired is the eco friendly Wicker Market bag from five ACCESSORIES. While it isn’t as large as I thought it would be, should have looked at the dimensions (11 1/4″ wide by 3″ deep by 16″ tall (including handles) on the description a bit more closely, it is still a wonderful medium sized bag. It really isn’t large enough to serve as an all day diaper bag, but for short jaunts a travel pack of wipes and a couple of diapers would fit into it, along with a few other small mom/baby items.
I’ve always loved wicker and this handbag is classic. It can be used as an accessory to a casual outfit or a fun summer outing with a nice sundress. I used it this past week when I went out. I wore a basic maternity top in cream color and a red skirt that has cream/olive flower print and thought the Wicker Market bag was a perfect match for my outfit and where I was going. Isn’t funny how little things like accessories and what we wear can change the way we feel? It’s a good thing, isn’t it?
The one thing this eco friendly handbag does not have that I like is an inside pocket. The inside is all open in its cloth lining and draw string closure top. It has sturdy handles, but I wouldn’t let my the kids toss it around or sit on it because of the delicate design on the outside could be broken in rough handling. Yes, children can do the darndest things sometimes and often without even thinking.
This fashionable bag retails for a whopping $75! However, as with all five’s handbags and accessories $5.00 from each handbag or 15% of accessory sales gives back to charity. In the case of the Wicker Market bag, the donations go to school children in Bali. five ACCESSORIES supports five different countries in their charitable contributions.
Even though I did not receive this handbag in exchange for a review, I was in touch with five ACCESSORIES and they are willing to offer our readers a discount code TFB20 for a 20% off of orders $25 or more! Offer good thru August 31, 2010.