Dagne Dover Review and Giveaway

Anyone who knows me well knows I am a handbag addict.  So much in fact, that my husband, when applying for our first home loan some ten years ago, asked the loan officer if it was possible to list my handbags as assets.  I may have cringed when he asked…although I totally understand why he did.  

Over the years, my handbag addiction has evolved from one of quantity to quality.  A live and learn lesson that comes with age and experience. Possibly also due to a shortage of closet space.  To me, a self-employed mom/wife, function and fashion are paramount.  Trendy pieces are great…but not practical for my day-to-day life.  I also, have expensive taste.  You get what you pay for, right?  So to justify a splurge on a nice handbag or accessory item, I need to be able to use it all the time.  Well this year, the heavens opened and the light shone down on me…I discovered Dagne Dover.

The label was created by three women in New York City who couldn't find a practical, stylish handbag that worked for their active lifestyles. Having various backgrounds from fashion companies such as Coach, Ralph Lauren and Armani, they decided to create a brand that focused not just on fashion, but on smart interior design. And clearly these ladies know what they are doing!  

The tote, which was graciously provided to me to carry for review, is a preppy style with clean lines and a very functional coated canvas exterior.  The rolled leather handles are soft yet sturdy and the bold gold detailing (spike feet and gold zippers) add a bit of an eye catching funky edge.  There is no huge logo or logo’d pattern on the exterior; just a discreet label inside. As someone who’s not a huge fan of flashy handbags logo’d to the brim that scream “see I have a (insert name brand here)”, this made me smile.  The totes are available in Turquoise, Linen, Onyx and the coveted Dagne Blue.
  
But the best part…the inside! With pockets galore, a removable water bottle holder, pen compartments, key strap and laptop compartment there is no need to worry about your bag becoming a black hole.  Like EVER!  Large enough to use as a one bag suits all tote, the Dagne Dover won’t disappoint.  I have been carrying it now for over two weeks and have zero complaints.  

At $265 these babies are worth every penny.  Put a smile on someone’s face (or your own) and snag one up for Christmas.  

Feeling lucky? One lucky winner will win the same gorgeous Dagne Tote in Dagne Blue, I have had the privilege to rock.  No purchase necessary…just enter below using the Rafflecopter widget.  
 The winner will be selected and notified next week.  Good luck!
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