Phoenix Trading Company is an eCommerce site which specializes in plus-size designer apparel and a variety of home goods & garden products from top TV shopping channels at prices typically 60% below retail. They are sponsoring this post by allowing me to review the JOY & IMAN Genuine Leather “Best Friend” City Satchel. They are also hosting a giveaway so that you can enter for a chance to win one for yourself. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the giveaway form. The giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+. It ends October 28, 2016.
Phoenix Trading Company has a wonderful choice of shoes, handbags, kitchen appliances and other products for your home. They offer free shipping on all US orders. I looked at some of the purses available on their site and I came across some brands that I normally shop for: Dooney and Bourke, Joy & Iman and Patricia Nash just to name a few. The prices are very reasonable and with the free shipping I feel like you are getting a great deal!
I love getting a new purse! Opening the box, inhaling the new purse smell and unwrapping all the goodies. It is almost as good as sipping on your first glass of wine for the night. I took my time unpacking the Joy & Iman City Satchel so that I could take pictures of all the little details of the purse.
The purse comes with a removable two-sided leather-trimmed dual magnification mirror, removable pocket watch and a removable leather-trimmed key chain flashlight (batteries included). None of the purses that I have purchased in the past have come with a removable anything. The flashlight attaches to a lobster claw so you can hook it onto anything with a loop. The pocket watch loops around the handle of the purse. It has a leather case that slips over it to protect it. You can remove the leather case but I kept mine on so the watch face won’t get damaged.
The satchel has 2 leather handles that are long enough for you to carry the purse over your arm or on your shoulder. The main compartment has a 2 zipper closure. The bottom of the bag has metal feet.
With this bag you won’t need a purse organizer. There are 25 compartments and pockets inside the purse!
Starting from the front-inside of the purse there are 2 slip pockets then a divider. The center divider is a zippered compartment with 8 card slots on the front and a slip pocket on the back. Inside the zippered compartment is a slip pocket and small zipper pocket. There is another divider then finally the back-inside of the purse has 2 pen slots, an elastic pocket, a slip pocket and a zipper pocket. Inside the zipper pocket is a small slip pocket for the mirror. The back-outside of the purse has a zippered pocket. This bag is a dream for someone who loves organization.
The bag itself is very large. Here are the measurements: approx. 13-1/2″ wide, 5″ deep and 12″ tall with a 21″ top opening and 8″ handle drop. It is by far the largest purse in my closet but I think it is a purse everyone can use. It is large enough that you can use it as a purse and diaper bag at the same time. I plan on using this bag when we go on vacation or day-trips. It is large enough to hold my daily necessities plus whatever else I might need for that day or trip. I think it is a great purse especially because of the pocket watch and all the compartments!
Here is your chance to win this amazing JOY & IMAN Genuine Leather “Best Friend” City Satchel for yourself or a friend. Fill out the form below to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+. It ends October 28, 2016. Thanks and Good Luck!