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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Dagne Dover Small Andra Vs. Large Andra: Comparison and Review



Here's a long-overdue comparison between the Small and Large Andra! A few general notes and observations before diving into things:

  • Small Andra Specs: L 8” x H 5.25” x W 2”, .8 lbs, 21" - 22.5" crossbody strap drop length
  • Medium Andra Specs: L 9 ½” x H 6 ¾” x W 3 ½”, 1.4 lbs, 21" - 23" crossbody strap drop length

  • The leather on both bags is quite stiff and rigid;
  • The Small Andra has a key clip instead of a key leash;
  • The Andra is meant to be worn crossbody, but I substituted the original crossbody straps with the straps from my Coach Dinky 24 bags out of personal preference (as the thinner Coach straps can be brought/doubled through the side loops to create a much shorter strap length);
  • My iPhone 7 fits in the back slip pocket of both the Small and Medium sizes.

I don't use my Andras often because I like to be able to carry a bottle of water in my purse. Even though I usually gravitate toward the Tiny/Petite totes more for their ease of use, I feel that both Andra sizes work great for quick errands or for going out to dinner (and I've got to say that writing this post has definitely renewed my appreciation for the Andra's design!). If you don't like wearing bags exclusively crossbody, you may want to look into purchasing or substituting a thinner strap for your Andra—I'm not aware of an easy way to adjust the original strap up to shoulder bag length.


Small Andra




The Small Andra is great for the bare essentials! It's comparable in length and height to the Small Parker/Airmesh pouches from the 365 collection, but is slightly shorter and wider. Small, modular items are the key to unlocking this bag's potential. The Accordion Travel Wallet fits inside this crossbody, but takes up most of the space inside; the Card Case or Accordion Card Case are a better fit.


Small Scout Pouch Size Comparison
With Accordion Travel Wallet

The example items below consist of a small notepad, a standard BAGGU bag, a lip product, the Accordion Card Case in Lychee, keys, and a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer. (The flap still closes shut over each of these interior configurations!)


With keys outside
With keys inside
Coach Dinky 24 Strap (doubled to shorten length)
I bought these adorable keychains ("The Original String Doll Gang") at the Denver Art Museum,
and they're made by a company called 
Kamibashi.


Large Andra




The Medium Andra can fit a surprising number of items, plus a small tablet or Kindle fits nicely in the front interior slip pocket. The exterior slip pocket is 8" wide and can hold a thin smart phone or mini notebook. If you tend to carry a bunch of smaller items and prefer a structured bag silhouette, this could potentially be a great 'everyday' bag for you!


Interior compartments: thin front compartment, slip pocket, lipstick/pen holders, zippered pocket
Pictured with small Scout Pouch and Accordion Card Case / Accordion Travel Wallet in front interior pocket
Pictured with old iPad Mini with case in front interior pocket (circa 2012)


Comparison Photos





Fit Test


Small Allyn



Small Dakota



Simone




Ava





Small Landon


Mini Tote




Please let me know if you have any questions or requests for additional comparison photos—I'll do my best to help. If you decide to make a first-time purchase through Dagne Dover, please consider clicking this link for a 10% off coupon. (And if you make a $25+ purchase shortly after accepting their coupon, Dagne Dover will gift me $25 in spending credit as part of their referral/affiliate program!)

If you're looking to buy used Dagne Dover items, please consider using my Poshmark, Mercari, Tradesy, and/or thredUP referral codes to receive sign-up bonuses for yourself AND to support me and my shopping habit. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Dagne Dover Dusk Camo Leather Color Comparisons



Dagne Dover's end of season sale has given me the opportunity to fill some gaps in my collection, one of those being a Large Lola. My first color/pattern choice was sold out (Haze Camo)...naturally, it came back into stock half an hour after I ordered this one instead. 💁 On the bright side, it means I can show you a couple of comparison photos!



Colors differ between materials—that's totally understandable. What really threw me off about the Dusk Camo leather in person is the presence of peachy-toned splotches that weren't visible (at least to me) in the stock photos. In darker lighting, the neoprene and leather colors look more similar than they do in the photos below (although the peach splotches still stand out); daylight definitely highlights their differences. The color hasn't quite grown on me yet, but I hope it will over time!


Left to right: Sienna, Blush Dusk, Bone
Dusk Camo Stripe pictured with Sienna and Bone
Darker lighting


Please let me know if you have any questions or requests for additional comparison photos—I'll do my best to help. If you decide to make a purchase through Dagne Dover, please consider clicking this link for a 10% off coupon. (And if you make a $25+ purchase shortly after accepting their coupon, Dagne Dover will gift me $25 in spending credit as part of their referral/affiliate program!)

If you're looking to buy used Dagne Dover items, please consider using my Poshmark, Mercari, Tradesy, and/or thredUP referral codes to receive sign-up bonuses for yourself AND to support me and my shopping habit. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Dagne Dover Landon and Hunter Size References



Wondering which Hunter would fit best inside your Landon? Here are some size reference pictures for the Small, Medium, and Large Landons using the Small, Large, and XL Hunter toiletry bags. (I don't own an XL Landon yet, but I'll update this post with additional pictures if I get my hands on one!)


Small Landon








Medium Landon








Large Landon





Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the Hunter sizes or requests for additional comparison photos—I'll do my best to help. If you decide to make a purchase through Dagne Dover, please consider clicking this link for a 10% off coupon. (And if you make a purchase shortly after accepting their coupon, Dagne Dover will gift me $25 in spending credit as part of their referral/affiliate program!)

If you're looking to buy used Dagne Dover items such as the Hunter or Landon, please consider using my Poshmark, Mercari, Tradesy, and/or thredUP referral codes to receive sign-up bonuses for yourself AND to support me and my shopping habit. Your support is greatly appreciated!