Tory Burch Frances Small Satchel review

Last year, I purchased my first Tory Burch handbag in store. I have adored the Tory Burch Frances Satchel since the first time I saw it online, but I hesitated to buy it due to the price ($575 for regular, $495 for small, and $395 for mini) and not being able to decide which size. The mini one seems too small for carrying everyday, so I only had trouble deciding between the regular size or the small.

I tried the larger one in store, but it was far too large for me. The size of the small Satchel is perfect (compared with my 11 inch Macbook Air in the picture above, which doesn't quite fit). The interior has plenty of room to carry everything I need: my wallet, a small cosmetic bag, sunglasses with the case, ear buds, a mirror, and an umbrella (if necessary).  My iPhone also fits perfect in the smartphone pocket. There is also an interior zipped pocket, which is great for holding passports and documents while traveling. The magnetic-snap keeps everything safe and nice organized. On the outside, the side pockets hold my keys and small tissue paper bag, while the exterior zippered pocket is great for my metro card and my work ID, which I always had trouble searching for them. You can also put you smartphone in the outside pocket if you prefer.

I bought this small Frances Satchel in pink. Pink is my favorite color for summer and I have always wanted a pink handbag that can fit my everyday stuff. This purse is a great addition for my handbag collection, even though I have a Rebecca Minkoff Mab Tote Mini Cross Body in a similar color. I am so glad that I purchased this bag, since it’s beautiful in summer and warm weather. It's also very easy to match with most of my outfits!

This handbag is great quality and very elegant. I have received so many compliments from my colleagues and friends. The rolled straps are so soft and comfortable over my elbow while the adjustable shoulder strap is great for traveling and causal outfits. The brass hardware is not too shiny and looks great in contrast with the pink leather.

I've searched a few websites and found the Small Satchel is still available from Amazon (in bark). They also had the regular Satchel for sale in bark and black.  This year's Serif-T Small Satchel is a similar design, which is on sale from the Tory Burch website (in new ivory) and Amazon (in black).