c/o Verlein Ana Mini Crossbody in taupe (available in a larger size here) | Click here to view a closeup of the bag
I was delighted to discover that Verlein offers a curated selection of timeless pieces which are manufactured in Ubrique, a town in Andalucia, Spain, which has a long history of leather working and works with many leading global luxury brands. They utilize Italian leathers from tanneries reviewed by the Leather Working Group. I appreciate their minimalist design and aesthetic and the quality of the pebble grained cowhide leather they use which is also scratch resistant.
I am impressed with the craftsmanship of the bag and I would recommend Verlein bags based on the quality of the one I received. The beautiful and clear online images were true to the taupe color I received so there were no surprises. The bag arrived carefully packaged within a recyclable compact shipping box with a blush pink storage box, tissue paper and a nice dust bag.
AS SEEN ON ME
I’m 5’2.5″ and I’m wearing the bag with a 21.75″ drop which rests comfortably at the hip. I provide the shortest and longest strap lengths further below.
I initially wanted to choose black but I chose the taupe colorway since I wanted a neutral bag and many of my other handbags are black.
WHAT’S IN MY BAG
The bag has a hidden magnetic closure in keeping with the minimalist design and it has a pocket in the front when you open the flap. They paired the taupe colorway with a beautiful Santorini blue suede on the interior of the flap.
The dimensions of the mini crossbody bag are: 7″ wide, 5.25″ height and 1.5″ depth. It fits my keys, a cardholder wallet (exact one linked), iPhone 12 (I used my old iPhone 8 Plus for the above photo which is actually a little bigger than the iPhone 12) and chapstick.
The bag also has an inner zip pocket, a key ring and a Grosgrain interior lining.
The adjustable crossbody strap is 0.5″ thick, 41.25″ total length for a 20.625″ drop at the shortest setting and 51″ total length for a 25.5″ drop at the longest setting. The three studs make it quick and easy to adjust the length of the strap to your preference and the two belt loops help to keep the ends of the strap in place.
COUPON CODE & FREE SHIPPING
If you are interested in a Verlein bag they will honor code WJW10 for 10% off your purchase. They offer complimentary shipping within the United States and select other countries. All shipments within the United States are sent via DHL Express and include GoGreen Carbon Offsets for carbon-neutral shipping. To give you a sense of the shipping speed, my bag was shipped from Prague on Wednesday, February 10th and I received it in Boston, MA on Monday, February 15th.
Thank you Verlein for gifting me the beautiful Ana Mini Crossbody to review.
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