My love for purses and bags comes from being a young girl watching my grandmother always carrying a nice bag no matter what she was wearing or where she was going. My mother also always carried bags in fun colors and shapes. I can remember as a teen, and even an adult, I would borrow her purses and not want to give them back LOL. Naturally, I became the same way – loving a nice handbag!
When I shop for bags, I’m not caught up on the name brand or the price point. My focus is on the style of the bag and how it will look on me. Today, I’m reviewing the Coach Mini Pepper Crossbody bag I purchased online from Coach Outlet!
Based on what a sales associate told me, Coach Outlet typically carries bags at cheaper prices because the bags are made from a different quality leather. Many Coach stores will carry more expensive bags made from a higher quality leather. My personal experience? I've purchased bags from Coach Outlet that have lasted for years! The outlet always has cute looks, great quality, and are affordable.
Fashion Tip for Building Purse Collection
Start by getting your basic style bag in every basic color like black, brown, and tan. Then move on to get the bag in other colors you like such as blue, red, and green. You can then go back and buy bags of different styles – duffles, totes, and evening bags – and get them in those same colors.
Shopping for the Perfect Bag
I’ve been looking for a new red bag since I long ago got rid of an old red bag. I would always see Coach Outlet ads on Instagram and Facebook and decided to shop from there. I saw a cute red Coach Mini Pepper Crossbody bag but was torn. I like to shop in-person to touch and feel bags and get a sense of how it will look on me.
Coach Outlet had a video up of influencer Genelle Bacote (Instagram: @vinta.ge.nelle) demonstrating the feel of the red mini crossbody bag and showing how much it holds inside. I like that brands are starting to include videos because with pictures, you can’t always tell if you will like the bag.
After seeing Genelle’s video of the red mini crossbody bag, I bought it as a Christmas gift to myself.
About the Coach Mini Pepper Crossbody
The Coach Mini Pepper Crossbody is made of refined pebble leather. The leather has a raised, pebble-shaped texture applied to the surface. This type of leather makes the bag structured and durable.
The bag has credit card holder slots, a magnetic closure, an outside flap pocket, and a 23.5inch detachable strap for shoulder or crossbody wear. It originally cost about $300 but it is on sale for half-off!
I love the deep red color of the bag. A color block red and cream option is also available. I can wear this bag during the day and evening. It is perfect for Fall and Winter, and can also be worn in Spring and Summer.