Moodswings is based in the states, but the bag arrived very fast. In one week I had it delivered to my doorstep. The minute I took the bag out of the box I knew I had something than would work just perfectly with many outfits. My daytime handbag is a huge black leather thing that basically fits my whole life. For going out I like to switch to a smaller bag, but the tiniest ones are not very useful, as I often need more than just my phone, keys and credit card.
I fell in love with the purple satin lining of the GG Rose bag and how sturdy it felt. It also is big enough for my camera, without feeling too bulky or being in the way. The handles are long enough for the bag to hang on my shoulder comfortably, but short enough so it can be carried in my hand too. The snap closure feels very secure, there's no way the bag could accidentally be left half open. It snaps close reassuringly and keeps my things inside.
The brocade velvet is prone to getting cat hair on it, but the hair doesn't penetrate deep and can be brushed off the surface. I think what I want to say is just that I really, really like this bag! I took it for a spin last night when going out. I kept my heavy camera in it the whole night at it didn't chafe my shoulder, which I consider to be the ultimate test for any bag. GG Rose wins!
Here are a few pictures of what I paired with the bag. Since it was a regular Wednesday night concert at Klubi, I didn't put on anything too fancy, which let the new bag take the spotlight :)