I’m not a huge purse gal. Even though I use a purse just about every single day of my life, I treat mine like crap and toss them everywhere (including the floor sometimes), so I don’t really justify buying new ones often. But is it cheesy to say this Valfré circle bag is different? That it completes every outfit I wear? That it’s changed my perspective on cute purses that won’t break the bank? Yeah, probably, but I don’t care.
First off, the embroidery is so friggin’ cute. Sure, it’s just an assortment of random things that don’t necessarily pertain to my life (or maybe I’m secretly a vampire, who knows?) but it’s quirky, it adds character, and it makes me happy whenever I look at it — plus, there’s a lipstick tube, which makes it instantly fabulous and ~me~. The circle shape is also super cute: seamless and smooth, yet soft. It’s the perfect size, with enough room for me to comfortably fit my phone (and chubby phone case), wallet, glasses case, five lipsticks (don’t judge), keys, and maybe a few other random small knickknacks — and it still doesn’t look bloated or deformed from the outside! What more could I ask for? It looks and feels really well-made too (it’s half vegan leather and half canvas btw), so I won’t have to worry about it losing its shape or the strap fraying anytime soon, which has been a problem with previous purses. This is just the start of a long love story; may we never part.
PS: Besides people I actually know, I’ve gotten quite a few compliments from random passersby (which rarely happens), so that's been a really nice surprise and a testament to just how unique this purse is! —Sarah Han
Get it from Valfré for $52.