The Alexander McQueen Heroine bag is no stranger to the fashionably inclined. It is a structured beauty, designed to fit into the wardrobe of any working woman. It strays from the conventional with its quirky, elongated and round shape, making it the perfect companion for day-to-day, stand-out looks.
First introduced in 2012, Alexander McQueen’s Heroine bag has a cult following–Zoe Saldana, Jessica Chastain and Anna Kendrick are among its fans. If you want something classic but yet has a certain je ne sais quoi, or something sturdy but yet is easy to carry around, the Alexander McQueen Heroine bag is all that—but, does it live up to its hype? Read on to find out.
Exterior (Score: 3/5)
The Heroine bag is crafted from calfskin leather, which is lightweight and supple, completed with a fine-grain appearance. Carry the bag whichever way you like with its two top handles and an adjustable shoulder strap.
What stands out about the bag is how humble it is, which is atypical for Alexander McQueen. The romanticism is still there but without all the gothic drama, cleaning the bag up pretty nicely with a sleek and minimalistic modern look.
At Reebonz, a wide range is offered in different colours and sizes. The gunmetal silver is a bold choice that will make the Heroine bag the focal point of your outfit.
However, smooth calfskin leather is rather susceptible to scratch marks and wear, especially if exposed to sunlight.
Interior (Score: 4/5)
The interior of the Heroine bag is equipped with a beautiful suede lining and some designs boast a zip-around closure, while others boast a unique slot-through closure.
You’ll have all your belongings in place since the bag is completed with two slip pockets and one card slot. These compartments are great for storing your lipstick, smartphone and travel card, especially convenient during the rush hour!
However, the zip-around closure might prove to be a hassle as it extends all around the bag, which means more unzipping to be done before you can properly access your paraphernalia.
Quality & Craftmanship (Score: 3.5/5)
As with many luxury brands, paying a hefty price means paying for a top-of-the-line product. The calfskin leather used is tanned with traditional methods, whereas the stitching remains even and neat along the bag.
The main downside is that the hardware, particularly the extended zipper, may become discoloured over time due to wear. However, the discolouration process can definitely be prolonged if proper care is taken.
After every use, clean the hardware with a clean soft cloth to remove any dust or dirt that they may have collected throughout the day. Using a leather conditioner will also work wonders for the bag as it keeps the calfskin polished and moisturised, staving off wrinkling and sagging.
Staying Power (Score: 5/5)
Since the Heroine was released in 2012 and is still prevalent in the fashion scene, the success of the bag is clear.
It has surpassed the popularity of many other bags from Alexander McQueen and we think that it is here to stay for another few seasons at least. The simple, timeless design will allow the bag to stand the test of time, and if necessary, it will be adapted to the different trends that wax and wane with time.
Overall, we rate the Alexander McQueen Heroine bag a 3.9 out of 5. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below or start shopping now!