Are Teddy Blake Bags Worth It?

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

Is Teddy Blake a good brand? Are Teddy Blake bags worth it? Find out below in my honest review of Teddy Blake New York (along with a look at the Teddy Blake Chiara bag)!

 

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Are Teddy Blake Bags Worth It?

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

 

I’ve been a longtime fan of Teddy Blake bags. In fact, I got my first two over 4 years just in time for fashion week. I still have them and they are just as gorgeous as ever! Over the years, I’ve expanded my Teddy Blake handbag collection to include the Teddy Blake Ava 9″ (in 3 different colors) along with the Sophia, Kim and now the Chiara. You can view my previous Teddy Blake reviews here –

For a full Teddy Blake review including more about the brand itself and my initial thoughts, I recommend this post. For today’s post, I will be focusing on a review of the Chiara along with my thoughts on overall quality, design and how the bags hold up over time.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

 

Teddy Blake Chiara Review

The Teddy Blake Chiara is the epitome of a ladylike handbag, in my opinion. It’s elegant and timeless with a simple, structured exterior. The feminine shape has a vintage inspired look to it that could easily update any outfit. And of course, the look and feel is on par with the majority of designer handbags. The Chiara handbag features:

  • Croc embossed leather (for mine. Other versions will have Stampato or Vitello leather)
  • Microfiber Interior
  • Gold-tone hardware
  • Interior pocket (without a zipper)
  • Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

Sizing for Teddy Blake Chiara

The Chiara handbag only comes in an 11 inch version, which I feel is a great size for the majority of ladies out there. Since I’m on the petite side (4’11”), I typically choose smaller handbags. In the past, I’ve gotten the Ava and Kim in the 9″ versions and I felt it was the perfect size. I do wish the Chiara came in a 9″ version but I will say that the 11″ size doesn’t overwhelm my frame in the slightest. It’s a comfortable size that looks and feels great! Plus it fits all of my essentials.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

 

Storage & Design for the Teddy Blake Chiara

Storage for the Teddy Blake Chiara is perfect! I think it’s a really great size for everyday. It can easily fit a phone, wallet, keys, makeup essentials and more! I also love that comes with a detachable shoulder strap for a more versatile look. The key lock closures, metal feet and top handle are gorgeous details that really elevate the look of the bag overall.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

Color Options for Teddy Blake Chiara

The Chiara 11″ Teddy Blake handbag comes in 20 different colors with varying textures and leather styles including Croco, Stampato and Vitello. The colors range from classic and timeless neutrals to a rainbow of bold and eye-catching hues. There’s really a color option for everyone!

For this handbag, I went with a lighter neutral – the light beige, which is a lovely beige-cream color. I have a colorful assortment of handbags in my collection so I thought it was time to get a neutral to go with all of my outfits. Since my closet consists mainly of light pink, mauve and creams along with many, many prints, I thought the Chiara Croco in light beige was a great option for versatility!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

Teddy Blake Chiara Quality

The quality for the Teddy Blake Chiara is really beautiful! The Croco does feel much different than the other leather variations though. My Ava bags are made with Stampato leather, which feels much softer and smoother. The Croco embossed leather is also very smooth but not as soft. It has a slight shine to it and of course, includes the iconic Croco texture for am ultra luxurious look. I really love the interior! It’s super soft and almost acts as a protective barrier for items in your purse. Teddy Blake’s branding is also really nice and sleek. I don’t really love over the top logos so the minimal branding is perfect for me.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

Teddy Blake Bags Price

Pricing varies depending on bag. At $550, mine is on the higher end but it is 30% of traditional retail. If you didn’t know, Teddy Blake handbags utilizes the same Italian pelleteries and factories that traditional luxury brands do. However, you aren’t paying inflated prices for the brand name, marketing or the additional cost of a retail store location. You can also save $30 off with my exclusive Teddy Blake coupon code TBLizzieInLace30 when you shop their website!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares an honest Teddy Blake bags review featuring the Teddy Blake Chiara handbag styled with a pink Karen Millen coat and dress

 

 

Overall Teddy Blake Review

 

Is Teddy Blake legit? How do they hold up over time?

Yes, Teddy Blake bags are legit! This is my eighth bag in the last 4 years and I adore each and every one of them. I have 5 different styles of bags with many different colors and leather types. All of them have held up beautifully! In fact, they still look brand new. Granted, I do take very good care of my bags. When they are not in use, I store them in their dust bags or on my handbag shelf (out of the sun). I also keep them very clean!

In the past, I’ve had some issues with handbags falling apart in terms of loose threads, glue or even distressing of the leather itself from wear. It always makes me sad when a handbag you love starts to look a bit ragged 🙁 Thankfully, I have not have any of these issues with Teddy Blake.

Overall, I would recommend Teddy Blake New York if you are looking for a designer handbag at a more affordable price. They have so many different designs to choose from. I really think there is something for everyone.

 

 

Teddy Blake Discount Code

If you are interested in checking out the Teddy Blake store, feel free to use my Teddy Blake promo code TBLizzieInLace30 for 30% off. If you have any other questions at all, please let me know! For more info and a closer look at my Teddy Blake bag collection, check out the videos below.

 

 

What do you think of the Chiara Teddy Blake handbag? Have you tried out any Teddy Blake bags?

Let me know below!

xo

 

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