Sunday, June 27, 2021

Popflex Belladonna Duffle vs. Dagne Dover Landon Comparison

Here's a basic comparison between the Popflex Belladonna Duffle and the Dagne Dover Landon! A heads up: I'm only comparing the appearance/features of the two bags, so there aren't any packing examples.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Dagne Dover SS21, Decluttering, and Nova + Mila Thoughts

Long time no see! It seems I've only posted twice on the Totes Dagne website this year. 😱 I tend to be more active on Instagram Stories (@totesdagne) and in Dagne Dover-related facebook groups, and I recently created a new facebook group for those of us who feel our collections are out of control—Decluttering Schemes for Dagne-Hoarding Fiends

Here are my thoughts on some of the new designs DD released this year!

Nova + Mila

The new Dagne Dover Nova Sling Bag and Dagne Dover Mila Toiletry Organizers sold out during VIP early access. Go, Dagne! I recently received my purchases (sans anything in Rosewood because I hesitated and it sold out), so I thought I'd share a few thoughts on both styles ahead of the restock.

Mila Toiletry Organizer

  • Small Mila: 5.5” L x 5.5” W x 5.5” H
  • Large Mila: 5.5” L x 5.5” W x 7.5” H

The Mila toiletry organizers are well-padded and have a clever, customizable interior design. They work splendidly for me! I found that my makeup essentials are easier to see in the Small Mila, whereas the Large Mila is a better fit for baby-related items. The interior mesh is removable, so I'd like to possibly swap the Moonbeam mesh/dividers into the Rosewood Mila (and vice versa) if I can get a Rosewood Mila during the restock. The only change I'd like to see would be adding two D-ring attachment points for a shoulder strap on the sides of the Larges.

Nova Sling Bag

  • Nova Sling Bag: 9.5” L x 4” W x 12” H

I've seen mixed reactions to this bag so far. The Nova has received a fair amount of criticism regarding its maximum 34.5" strap length—individuals with fuller chests are having trouble wearing this bag across the body. Although I don't have this problem, I was already planning to wear it over one shoulder or in the crook of my arm. I've used the Nova a couple of times already, and the strap is comfortable just over the shoulder; I practically forget I'm wearing the bag because it stays out of the way!