Today's post is a bit different than the usual ones you see on here, as I usually don't do single product reviews, especially of fashion pieces. I've waited a while to write this blog post because even though it was total love at first sight with this bag I wanted to give myself some time to mull over my thoughts in order to give a very thorough and honest review. I first saw the Sézane Farrow bag on Lily Pebbles' Instagram and was immediately drawn to it. I knew that was the first sign that I should think about getting it because I am almost never drawn to bucket bags. It just was never a shape that resonated with me. I also love Sézane and I think they produce some really amazing, high-quality pieces, without charging an insane amount. Even though seeing the picture of Lily with her bucket bag made me change my thinking about bucket bags I was not at all prepared to go out and splurge on what is perhaps the bucket bag, i.e. the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Even though I think that is the ultimate bucket bag, I wasn't in love with it enough to justify paying the several extra hundred dollars.
Over Christmas I decided to take the plunge and buy the bag (with the help of some Christmas money) and have not looked back since. I decided that since its not a shape I'm necessarily used to I went for the classic black. First off, the ordering process on Sézane is great! The shipping was free, which was especially nice since it was shipping from France and since it shipped via DHL, it got to my house in about three days. As soon as I got the bag I knew it was going to be perfect. The leather is extremely thick and seems like it will age beautifully over time. For me, the size is the best thing about this bag. It's just big enough to fit everything I'd need either on a work day or a day out, which usually includes my little film camera, small makeup bag, phone, keys, water bottle, wallet, and the book I'm reading at the moment. However, because it's not nearly as big as something like my Longchamp Large Tote or my Madewell Transport Tote, its a much more realistic bag to take from day to night. The strap is also long enough for it to be worn over one shoulder or crossbody.
Because it is a bucket bag I assumed the inside would just be one big cavity, but there is actually a decent sized zipper side pocket and an open pocket, which is about the size of an iPhone 8 plus, in the lining. Even though there isn't a zipper, because of the drawstring at the top, you can still close the bag pretty much completely and have it feel pretty secure. It is more time consuming to have ties on a bag rather than a zipper, but that just comes with the territory of owning a bucket bag. The only downside that I have come across with this bag is that it can get heavy if you really pack it with a lot of stuff. This is partly because the bag itself is, as I mentioned before, made of pretty thick sturdy leather. That being said, I would much rather have a slightly heavy bag that will be durable over years and years than a lightweight bag that'll wear out over time.