Review! Coach Parker 18

January 20, 2019





Hope everyone had a great weekend. Some of you may know I have a weakness for handbags. Even though my favorite brand is Balenciaga, I'll still dabble in Coach bags. I used to not like Coach at all for a good 15 years. But ever since they introduced their 1941 line (which seems like they are now phasing out) I've been interested in Coach again. 

The Parker bag in the metallic and exotic leather really made my head turn. I love metallics. I love anything shiny. I know some people hate metallics, but it's my style. I'm all about small purses and the Parker 18 looked like it would make a great addition to my handbag collection so I placed an order. 



As you can see this bag is small! It is teeny tiny. I really like the turnlock clasp that is hidden inside the tea rose. The front fold over flap is a metallic charcoal gray. The body of it is a silver and then there are rivets that line the edge of the bag. There's a lot going on, but somehow it works. The signature coated canvas on the front is very subtle. I normally dislike anything with logos all over but I didn't mind it on this bag. 



The inside is lined with a soft microfiber material. The chain strap is gold hardware woven with leather for more comfort. I really love this bag. It's just toooooo small. The back slip pocket which is a feature I love, won't even fit my iphoneX. That's a deal breaker for me. If it would have just fit my iPhone, I would have kept this. My phone definitely fits inside the bag, but I like the convenience of being able to just slide my phone in a slip pocket without having to open the turn lock and lift up the flap. It's a minor detail, but a very important one to me. 



The side of the bag is made of metallic snakeskin. Like I said earlier, there's a lot going on with this bag! Overall it was almost perfect. It just needed to be an inch bigger. The actual measurements are 7.25 inches in length, 5 inches in height, and 3.25 inches wide. While it may be a little too small for me, it would still make a great date night purse.


They do make a larger version of this bag for $100 more, but I haven't tried it yet. I think it's a little on the big size. If only there was one in between the two sizes. That would be perfect!



Right now Coach is having their 50% off sale. It's worth checking out! That's it for me! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


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