On the lookout for a pretty new handbag? Check out my honest Teddy Blake bag review below where I share my thoughts about the brand, an in depth review of their handbags, my long term experience as a Teddy Blake bag owner and even an unboxing video and firsthand look of my latest Teddy Blake Ava bag. Hope you enjoy!
Honest Teddy Blake Bag Review
Who is Teddy Blake?
Teddy Blake is a luxury handbag brand without the luxury prices. You might be thinking “How can this possibly be?” You see, Teddy Blake uses the same Italian pelleteries to choose their leather and creates their bags in the same factories that traditional luxury brands do! With Teddy Blake, you’re not paying for the designer name or label, extravagant marketing campaigns, or even the additional cost of being in a retail store, but you’re still getting the same high quality materials, product and craftsmanship of a traditional luxury handbag.
You’re probably wondering… “Is Teddy Blake a good brand?” Offering high-quality luxury handbags at an affordable price is an important aspect of Teddy Blake. Teddy Blake handbags are made from 100% leather materials and each piece is individually inspected. They are handmade by experienced Italian artisans in factories that respect environmental and working laws. From the materials and craftsmanship to the stitching and hardware, quality is always guaranteed for each Teddy Blake bag. The Teddy Blake bag price is definitely worth it!
My Previous Experience with Teddy Blake
I was first introduced to Teddy Blake in the fall of 2019. My first Teddy Blake crossbody bag was the Maya handbag in pink and blue and they made their first appearance at New York Fashion Week! I loved the feminine style, size, colors and quality. Since then, I’ve acquired a few more Teddy Blake handbags – the Ava 9″ in pink, light blue, and now… lilac. I guess you could say that I have a type when it comes to handbags (although I’ve never tried a Teddy Blake wallet or tote). Funny enough, even after all these years, I’ve never actually shared a full Teddy Blake review.
Today I will be reviewing the Teddy Blake Ava 9 in Lilac. I’ll share as much detail as I can about this handbag and about my experience with Teddy Blake overall including how the bags do longterm (I’ve had the Teddy Blake pink bag and light blue version for a year)!
Teddy Blake Bag Review
Shipping and Packaging
Shipping was very fast! I am US based and it took a few days at most to arrive. The handbag came packaged in a very nice box and soft dust bag. The bag was well protected and arrived in perfect condition. A crossbody strap and tag were wrapped and included separately.
Teddy Blake Ava 9 Size & Options
I got the Teddy Blake Ava 9 but other options include the Teddy Blake Ava 11, 6, and 14 versions as well. Personally, I find the 9″ to be the PERFECT size. I’m very petite (under 4’11”) so smaller handbags look much more proportionate to my body. However, don’t doubt it’s size – the Ava 9″ can fit quite a bit! In fact, the pink version has been my go-to everyday bag for a year!
Teddy Blake Ava Color Options
The Teddy Blake Ava, like many of their other handbags, comes in a variety of colors! For the 9″ version with gold hardware, there are 19 colors available. There are also designs with silver hardware or a croco finish bringing the total to 47 options… just for the Ava 9″! Teddy Blake ladies bags come in a variety designs and sizes! Teddy Blake bag prices vary but there really is something for everyone.
My most worn Ava is my light pink one. It goes with EVERYTHING! I also love the light blue! This time, I chose the lilac with gold hardware to round out my Teddy Blake Ava collection. Lilac is a trending color for 2022 but I also feel like it’s a great addition to my wardrobe because I wear a lot of pastels and lighter neutrals. The color is absolutely dreamy!! It’s seriously the most beautiful shade of lilac. This will be gorgeous for spring and summer but equally stunning for fall and winter.
Teddy Blake Purse Storage
As I mentioned, the Teddy Blake Ava is quite roomy for it’s size. There are two pockets inside (one zipped and one regular) with another zipped pocket on the back. You can easily fit a phone, wallet, sunglass case, keys, lip gloss, travel sunscreen and more. Sometimes, I’ll even bring a water bottle along with me if I’m running errands and it fits just fine!
Teddy Blake Handbag Design
Aesthetically, I usually lean more toward gold hardware. It looks gorgeous with the lilac and the gold is a soft metallic gold that offers a hint of shine in all the right places. It has a top handle and magnetic closure with two straps on each side that “lock” the flap into place. The exterior is Stampatto leather and the interior is suede. It also comes with an adjustable crossbody strap and a logo tag with a key and lock (the key is hidden under the tag portion). There are also four gold feet on the bottom.
Teddy Blake Quality
This is the ideal handbag that I’m usually drawn to – structured with a feminine and ladylike silhouette. It has an Old Hollywood vintage look that I adore! And it really does look and feel high end. The quality of the materials, design details and stitching are exceptional. I also really love that the logo is dainty, delicate and not too obvious. When it comes to handbags, I love a clean design with minimal branding. In my opinion, it makes the bag more timeless and wearable.
How well does a Teddy Blake bag hold up over time?
I think that this is an important aspect for any review. My Maya handbags are almost three years old and they still look amazing! The Ava handbags from last year honestly still look brand new, which is crazy because I have used the pink one on a near daily basis since I got it. They have all held their shape beautifully and the color, leather, and hardware have held up really well without any issues. The only thing that looks a bit worn is the magnetic closure of the pink Ava since I use it so much but that’s pretty normal.
Overall, I’m very happy with my Ava 9″ in lilac (and with all of my other Teddy Blake bags)! I love the classic designs, quality, options, colors, etc. Packaging was great and shipping was lightning fast. Every time I wear a Teddy Blake crossbody bag with one of my outfits, I get so many compliments! It looks so different than the other handbag options out there but it’s classic and timeless at the same time. I love that I’m able to find a high-quality luxury handbag at an affordable price. If you’re looking for a new purse to add to your collection or something for everyday, I highly recommend getting a Teddy Blake crossbody bag!
Detailed Teddy Blake Handbag Review Video
Want even more details and a look at this bag in action? Watch my video review below –
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