Is anyone else out there super particular about their handbags? Not necessarily my smaller weekend bags, but my everyday larger bag – definitely! It has to be a certain size and depth, needs to be ready to carry anything from makeup and phone to lunch to a laptop, and needs to look good to boot – and that’s just the start of my list. Every time I need to get a new one, usually because the previous one that I had agonised over has fallen apart from overuse, finding the right one is almost too stressful to bear! So I breathed a sigh of relief (and if you’re like me hopefully you will too!) seeing the wonders that Di Pazo has to offer. I’ve given their gorgeous Miss Stitches bag a whirl for this blog post – find out just how amazing it is below!
Di Pazo is an Auckland, New Zealand-based brand and I am so excited to be supporting another local business! We were put in touch by a mutual friend whose bag I admired (the adorable Madam Fluffy bag, in case you were wondering), and I couldn’t wait to share their designs with you all. In choosing a bag my eyes zeroed in on the Miss Stitches bag immediately due to that beautiful soft pink hue that’s bright enough to catch your eye but also subtle enough to work with any outfit – a major requirement of an everyday bag in my opinion!
The Miss Stitches bag is a large shopper with an inverse trapezium shape, and at 27cm high x 33cm (bottom) or 42cm (top) wide x 14cm deep this will hold all your smaller essentials as well as everyday items that come with you to work such as a laptop, lunchboxes and drink bottle, book, and/or cardigan. It is seriously so roomy, but at the same time certainly not a bulky bag, and holds its shape well so it’s not inclined to bulge. Like all Di Pazo pieces the Miss Stitches bag is made from leather, textured and artfully stitched along the front and handles. The brand name is sported in gold at the front, which matches the top zip and metal feet at the base of the bag. Inside is lined in soft pink cotton, with pockets on each side of the lining for to keep your smaller essentials handy. Basically Miss Stitches is everything I look for in a work bag which has me over the moon!
The Miss Stitches bag is available both in the pink colourway in this post and a sleek black version. You can purchase directly from the website, with the pink version on sale currently for $60NZD – what a steal! Shipping is available worldwide, and local gals can expect very reasonable shipping prices from this New Zealand brand.
Full outfit details:
Necklace, dress & belt – vintage
A huge thank you to the lovely and talented Dewashni at Di Pazo for letting me try out her Miss Stitches bag! Make sure you’re following Di Pazo on Instagram and Facebook for updates! And thank you of course to @cmjsnz for snapping these pictures outside the Owen G Glenn building at the University of Auckland.
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