Haulage! J.Crew — Signet Bag

[Images: jcrew.com]

As I’ve mentioned recently, I’m in the market for a camera bag! The Gucci Soho Disco was top of my list, and I was considering the new Marc Jacobs Shutter—until I opened up a J.Crew email yesterday and saw these pretties!
They’re called Signet Bags and they come in both colorful leather (US$128/CA$168) and colorblocked (like some of the Soho Discos) leopard calfhair options (US$298/CA$358).
Here are the calfhair bags in Leopard and Bright Ruby:

J.Crew Signet Bags in Printed Italian Calf Hair, Leopard Multi
J.Crew Signet Bags in Printed Italian Calf Hair, Bright Ruby
In the Canadian online store, there are only four color options so far for the plain leather: Black, Deep Pewter (backordered), Dark Wine, and Roasted Chestnut. No Festival Red, Cobalt Sea, or mustard yellow (not available on the US site, either) like in the featured image above.
J.Crew Signet Bags in Italian Leather, Festival Red
J.Crew Signet Bags in Italian Leather, Cobalt Sea

Each bag is monogrammable (online and US-only, boo) and comes with a contrasting, monogrammable key fob. J.Crew also sells the Key Fobs ($US12/CA$16) separately, along with monogrammable Bag Tags (US$7.50/CA$9.50) and Coin Pouches (US$29.50/CA$38.50 for leather, US$49.50/$64.50 for calf hair) that you can use to customize the look of your Signet Bag—or, indeed, any other bag you like.

J.Crew Customizable Key Fobs in Italian Leather
J.Crew Customizable Bag Tags in Italian Leather
J.Crew Customizable Coin Pouch in Italian Leather, Warm Sunflower
J.Crew Customizable Coin Pouch in Italian Calf Hair, Hazelnut Leopard

And yes, the bag strap is adjustable!

J.Crew Signet Bags in Italian Leather, on model

Today, J.Crew Canada sent out a coupon code STARTSHOPPING for 25% off and free shipping today only (September 23, 2016). I thought that made the bag a great deal and hopped on to purchase one.
It turns out the coupon excludes handbags (le sigh), but I ordered the Roasted Chestnut, anyway:

J.Crew Signet Bags in Italian Leather, Roasted Chestnut

I figure I save by not buying the CA$1170 Gucci bag, right? Ha! But seriously, I think the Gucci is off my wishlist, now. I was always slightly iffy on the large stitched logo, so if the J.Crew Signet bag is of good quality, my camera bag purchasing will be happily complete.
I didn’t have to contemplate long on which color I wanted, thanks to Canada having a reduced selection (I haven’t checked my J.Crew store in the mall for additional colors, though). It was between the Roasted Chestnut and the gorgeous Dark Wine, which is just perfect for Fall/Winter:
J.Crew Signet Bags in Italian Leather, Dark Wine
But I went with the Roasted Chestnut for year-round and wardrobe versatility. The only feature that gave me pause was the white stitching on the edges and around the zipper, but hopefully it won’t look bad in person.
I’ll be doing a review of this bag once I receive it and use it for a while. In the meantime, enjoy the J.Crew code and let me know what you get!

Will you be using a camera bag this season?

And here are the remaining colors I didn’t post above, in Black (love the contrasting white snakeprint fob) and Deep Pewter:
J.Crew Signet Bags in Italian Leather, Black
J.Crew Signet Bags in Italian Leather, Deep Pewter
Finally, here are three other bag designs from J.Crew that go swimmingly with their customizable bag tags, fobs and pouches. They come in other colorways than these, of course!

J.Crew Mini Rider Bag in Italian Leather, Festival Red
J.Crew Rider Bag in Italian Leather, Royal Indigo.
(CA$259)
Image: jcrew.com
J.Crew Mini Rider Bag in Italian Leather, Festival Red
J.Crew Mini Rider Bag in Italian Leather, Festival Red.
(US$98/CA$128, US$198/CA$289 for calf hair)
Image: jcrew.com
J.Crew All-Day Tote in Italian Leather, Vintage Indigo
J.Crew All-Day Tote in Italian Leather, Vintage Indigo.
(US$178/CA$234, but on sale now)
Image: jcrew.com
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9 thoughts on “Haulage! J.Crew — Signet Bag

  1. Oh man! This bag is awesome – I love how no frills it is. CA$168 vs CA$1170 for the Gucci – did you tell your hubs how much money you saved on this bag?! LMAO
    I want this grey one:

    Of course it’s friggen back ordered! 😦

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    • I know, I told DH and he was actually HAPPY I bought the J.Crew. LOL. I KNOW HOW THIS WORKS, NOW.

      “OMG check out these Louboutin polishes I’ve been wanting! But it’s $65.”
      …some time later…
      “Hey, look I bought this Dior polish. Only $33. Didn’t I do well?”
      “Great, honey!”

      I wonder if they’d have the grey in stock at the Eaton Centre? Grey is so versatile, love it!

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      • So, I checked the bag out in person and they actually had the grey one at the Eaton Centre! BUT, I decided not to get it because it has a magnetic clasp in that front pocket. I don’t like magnetic clasps… that’s a deal breaker for me. But otherwise, the bag is SUPER cute and fairly affordable given that it’s from JCrew and it’s leather.

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        • That’s the back pocket! 😀 But I suppose you can wear it anyway you like, really. And you don’t like magnetic clasps? I love them…except once when I went to London and my bag’s magnet wiped my Oyster card. :O D’oh.

          Anyway I just got the bag yesterday and am gonna give it a spin this wknd!

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          • Oh weird, the way they had it displayed, all of the “backs” were facing the front!
            Yeah what happened to your Oyster card is precisely why I don’t like any wallets or purses with magnetic closures. Actually, on the cruise, they had to make an announcement about our pass card (on the cruise they give you this pass what is your room key and acts as your credit card) – if they de-magnetized, please go see customer service and they’ll give you a new one. So it happens frequently enough for them to announce it over the PA, lol.

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          • I guess the trick is to for bag manufacturers to use a magnet that’s strong enough…but not TOO strong. I love magnet clasps, esp for wallets, because they’re so convenient! My Marimekko tote is the Oyster card destroyer – the magnet is so strong, I have to use two hands to open the bag LOL. Overkill for sure.

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