Saturday, October 15, 2016

Orla or Arla?

A muted pink cross body bag has been on my wish list for a few months now, partly because I was inspired by my current favorite blogger/YouTuber Chase Amie's Gucci Soho Disco bag and partly because I just think it's such a pretty color that's currently lacking in my collection.

The Gucci bag has quite a hefty price tag of $980, so I looked elsewhere for a similar style and found one by Orla Kiely (of course) and another by Kate Spade.


Currently on sale for $219 (originally $258)

I like the top handle and dusky pink color of the Orla, but I like that the Arla is lined and has those cute tasseled zipper pulls, which more closely resembles the Gucci bag. Both feature a structured, boxy shape, front pocket, top zipper closure, and adjustable straps, although the Orla can be adjusted to an even shorter length, which I like. So which one do you think wins? Both are lovely options and have their pros and cons, but (for obvious reasons) I might be leaning towards Orla more :) Which one is your favorite?


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    1. Me, too :) I think the pink is a closer match, and I could always find a tassle to attach to the bag if I wanted it to look more like the Gucci.

  2. Orla - I prefer that shade of pink. Pity Amazon does not seem to be stocking much of the new items - hopefully they will do more in the future

    1. Yes, me too - it's such a pretty shade of pink! I remember Amazon being quite slow getting in the last collection, but it eventually showed up. I do hope they continue to sell Orla Kiely as I can always find great deals with them!

  3. Me too, I will choose Orla. It has lesser price compared to Gucci bag, and it is really perfect color to my knee length occasion dresses.