The Kate Spade Cedar Street Mini Maise … Now this is absolutely a little beauty to love!
Naturally, I was drawn to the pastel colors over the darker options and I ended up settling with this “celeste blue”( I really wanted the pink too!). Whenever I see pastel blues or light blues such as this, Cinderella instantly comes to my mind. Something about that just makes me happy and want to buy whatever it is right on the spot! I know that may sound silly and honestly I don’t even know where that’s coming from! Cinderella wasn’t my absolutely favorite Disney princess or anything!
Anyhooo…. The purse had me totally swooning so I said Yes, to the Purse!
Now, when I purchased this bag, I wasn’t thinking this would be a practical bag for my everyday kind of use. It’s just too small for that! However, it is a great bag if you find your self going to an event such as a concert, maybe somewhere outdoors, or where ever you find yourself not wanting to carry around too much baggage, heehee!
Most of the time, I find myself using this bag just for it’s cute factor because I really do need more space for carrying what I need when I am out.
If you happen to have an iPhone 6 plus like I do, you may find yourself irritated a bit with this bag. My husband seems to think the phone fits just fine into the mini maise, which if you choose not to zip it, it can fit in the bag upright, but I am not comfortable with doing this. If you want to fit your phone into the bag horizontally it can do that as well but it takes a bit of effort to do so. It won’t just easily go in that way so just be aware of that.
Here are the mini maise’s exact dimensions:
- 5.5”h x 7”w x 3”d
- drop length: 3” handheld, 21” strap
I also took a shot to show you (you can find it below) what exactly I can fit in this bag which includes the iPhone 6 plus, a few lipsticks, eyeshadow, a pen and I actually have to just put my cards and ID as is in here, since my wallet will in no way fit! You may have more luck with this if you happen to have a Darla ( Kate Spade New York card and money holder).
When it comes to the quality of the bag, it is absolutely superb! The material is made of cross-hatched leather, which I find totally great because it is very durable. So you can expect this baby to not get scratched up while you go about your daily business.
The mini maise is also made with 14-karat light gold plated hardware, which is very pleasing to the eye of course!
I love when purses come with adjustable straps and this baby definitely has one! You’ll also find one interior slide pocket inside, along with Kate Spade’s custom woven caroleena dot lining. If you’re purchasing this bag brand new it should come with a lovely little dust bag as well. If you happen to be buying it used ( which you just might if you want to find a special color) most likely you’ll get it with a dust bag too. Just ask the seller specifically in case it’s not mentioned in their details.
Where Can You Get It?
If you are happy with this in black you are in luck because you can head right on over to Kate Spade New York and buy it! Also be sure that you signup for their emails because you’ll get 15% off, I believe.
Now, if you want a pretty pastel color, like this one, you’re going to have to do some searching.
Ebay is always a great option but please make sure you look into the ratings and reviews of the person you’re buying from so you can save yourself time and hassle, later on. Tradesy is another option to consider when buying used bags bu
t I would really do some hunting on Ebay or else where first. The reason I make this suggestion is because from my research, their prices tend to be way more inflated compared to other places I’ve scored deals from. I would buy here if you found the exact color and bag you want and you can’t find it anywhere else!
I’ll be sharing the Rebecca Minkoff Small Amorous Satchel, right here on The Purse Diaries next!
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