I am not sure if this is the case everywhere else in the world. But, I live in the Netherlands and I notice that here, almost everyone has or wants the Rock bag. I remember that that’s been the case since the Summer of this year and I have no idea how it started. In my case, I was at a festival and I saw a girl with the Rock nano bag. She looked super cute and the bag looks super practical for events like that. I thought the trend would die down eventually, but it’s December now and I still see that bag everywhere. Not only that, but the bag can be quite difficult to get (depending on which model you want) so I can imagine that I’m not the only one thinking this.
If you’re not familiar with the bag, this is what it looks like.
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I’ve wondered for ages cause I wasn’t really convinced. I wondered if this was just another trendy bag? Will I hate in a few months? Do I really need it or do I just want to follow the trend? But, in the end I pulled the trigger. I really needed a party bag and I’m a bit over the one that I was using.
About Zadig & Voltaire
“This is rock, this is Zadig!” Parisian-based Zadig & Voltaire is inspired by art and fuelled by rock ‘n’ roll. Putting a contemporary twist on style classics and wardrobe essentials, each collection is defined by an underlying effortlessness. Designed for the free spirit, always on the go, you’ll find statement accessories complemented by chunky hardware alongside essential denim and punky t-shirts. This is the incarnation of a new French luxury.
Part of the permanent collection. Width x Height x Depth : 27 x 13 x 2 cm
I can really understand why so many people like the Rock bag. It looks super casual but kind of in a cool way. The material is this soft grained leather and it’s slouchy which again makes it seem more casual and understated. I’ve always liked bags like this, that is why I had gotten the Balenciaga City bag (not gonna get into it cause I might write another article about that 😊). At the same time, the slouchiness also means that the bag loses its shape quite fast. Not sure if that will be a con for you.
It’s got three compartments (if you can call the little zipped thing in the back a compartment). It’s not the roomiest bag in the world although it does look quite big. I can fit a small wallet, a few lippies, a small tissue pack, my iPhone and my ov-kaart. It’s not a lot, but that’s still more than enough for me since I’m only planning to use this to go to parties, festivals, or when I’m out for short errands. I think it does look quite cool and since it’s black with minimal design, it seems quite easy to pair.
You get two chains with the bag. One is for a cross-body look and the other one for you to carry on your shoulder. I personally like the shoulder strap/chain more. I think it’s long enough and you can still use it cross-body.
How I style it with the shorter strap
And… there you have it.
I think the bag is quite nice and I can understand why it’s so popular. It’s casual but it still looks quite classy and almost dressy, in a way. I also like how it’s 100% grained leather- I feel like it would be more durable and can withstand nights out. But, scratches are still inevitable. I’m still not sure if this is just a trendy bag or if it’s pretty on its own and whether I’d still like it if it’s not such a popular bag. I don’t know but, let’s see. I’m excited to party in 2020 with this bag!
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