If you are a frequent visitor of the blogosphere, then most likely than not, you have probably read about Tmart. I sure have, so it caught me by surprise when I received an e-mail from one of thr e-marketplace's representatives. They wanted me to review the hobo bag that you see in the photo, and I obliged.
It took a while for it to arrive, especially since it went through our local post office. It's notoriously known for losing or delaying packages, so I had to cross my fingers that the former didn't happen to this item. Good thing it arrived safe and sound.
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the Women Hobos Rivets Metal Leisure Shoulder Messenger Handbag was that it was huge, well, maybe to someone like me who is used to small bags. It's definitely spacious enough to accommodate necessities for a weekend getaway. If you're a light traveler, then this would be a useful addition to your wardrobe.
If I'm not mistaken, they sent me the camel colored one. The other color that is available is brown. What I like about neutral colors like this is that it can go with almost any outfit. You won't have to worry about color clashes because it will perfectly tack on to any sort of get-up. For the lack of a better way to put it, a bag of this color somehow just blends into the background. (Or in this case, the outfit.)
The bag can be worn two ways: over the shoulder or simply by hand. It even comes with a detachable shoulder strap. I love variety when it comes to bag straps, so this is a plus in my book. I can make use of the handle during a lazy afternoon out or hook on the detachable strap when traveling. The bag also has two pockets within. One is big enough for a small mobile phone and the other can serve as a coin purse or a place to secure small valuables.
As mentioned, I would use this bag for special occasions, like traveling or outings. Because of its size, I don't think its suitable for everyday wear, unless you always have a lot of things to carry around. I'll definitely make use of this the next time I have an out of town trip.
For your reference, here are some of the specs from Tmart:
|Backpack Way||portable / Shoulder / Messenger|
|Style||Shoulder Bag / Handle Bag / Messenger Bag|
|Bag Dimensions||43 x 10 x 29 cm / 16.92" x 3.94" x 11.41" (L x W x H)|
|Strap Length||56 - 114cm / 22.05 - 44.88inch|
|Handle Height||15cm / 5.91|
|Weight||600g / 21.16oz|