So there was a bit of a calamity with the delivery and it ended up taking 3 weeks to arrive. I really don't rate Zara's customer service but that's another story entirely. So I finally got it in the biggest box I've ever seen, so here are some photos:
The bag is 17" long so can fit any standard laptop size, so is pretty big. That's what I wanted as I loved oversized bags, but I know it's not for anyone and it does look a little brief-casey so if you don't like that then it's perhaps not for you. It has no visible branding except on the inside, so it looks a lot more expensive than it is. It has gold hardware, which normally I wouldn't go for but it looks really sophisticated. It also comes with a shoulder strap which is adjustable to make it more comfortable to carry if you've got a lot of stuff.
The bag is divided into 5 compartments, three zipped and two magnetic closure sections. The zipped compartments have no pockets but the middle one is padded to keep your laptop/kindle safe. One of the two magnetic closure sections has a zipped section and the other one has several cardholders and a phone holder. I love the fact the lining of the bag is burgundy because it looks luxurious and it means you can more easily find your things in the dark. It was quite hard to photograph the inside of the bag but here's an idea:
Here's a photo of me holding it so you can see how big it is. I just love it; it has the perfect number of sections for me to put everything I could possibly want in, it feels sturdy and well-made (it is not real leather but it has very similar cross-hatching to the Prada Saffiano Tote) and I think it looks really classy. The bag itself is quite heavy which is a consideration if you're carrying a lot of stuff, but the shoulder-strap is definitely useful to prevent your arms getting too sore. I love the style of it as I don't think I will grow out of it any time soon and it will go with just about anything; I really see this becoming my everyday bag when I go to uni. You can probably buy a similar-looking bag for cheaper than £50 but I don't begrudge spending this amount at all as I think it will last me for a very long time without breaking or losing its shape. Of course I will edit this blogpost if it does disappoint me in the future, but hopefully that won't happen.
I hope this review was interesting and I'd love to hear what you think about the bag, or if you have any alternatives that you use to carry around folders and laptops and all that jazz.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely day,