I purchased two of Evil Live’s heart bags when they were first released, since my local lolita community conducted a group order for them during the Christmas time discount special. At first, I was not sure if I wanted to buy the bags or not since I did not know what the quality would be like. In addition, I have never heard of “Evil Live” before. Once I decided to commit to the group order, I had to choose how many bags I wanted to purchase and which colorways to pick. This was a difficult decision because I did not want to buy two and end up disliking them, or on the other hand, buy just one and then regretting the choice if I love the bag.
There are four colors in this first-release series
: BlackHolic, Misty Cream, Strawberry Sherbet Pink, and Merlot Wine.
After much internal debate, I chose to buy one bag in the wine colorway and one bag in the cream colorway. The wine bag has a shiny patent finish, and the cream bag has a matte finish. The official colorway names are “Merlot Wine” and “Misty Cream.” Aren’t the names cute? >w<
Overall, I am very happy with the bags’ colors and sizing, as well as construction quality. Each bag is very roomy and comes with interchangeable straps and handles. You can wear the bag as a backpack, use it as a purse with two handles or with one handle, or you can wear it like an over-the-shoulder bag. The bag also has a pocket on the outside and pockets on the inside. The bow on the outside of the bag feels sturdy and well-constructed.
Here are two exterior photos and two interior photos of the Merlot Wine bag:
The Misty Cream bag looks the same, construction-wise.
I think I like the matte finish better than the shiny finish! But both of the bags are so nice. ^-^ I tested the zippers, and they seem to be of high quality too. The zippers did not catch or get stuck at all.
Each bag also comes with these handle sets. Look at that cute handle with the little bows! ❤ So adorable! Also, I love the little heart details on the bags themselves… Those little accents make the bag even nicer.
The Evil Live manager even included a cute hand-written note on a postcard and some free gifts inside each of the bags!
Yummy Gifts, the Business Card, and the Postcard~
Here is my final review for the Evil Live Heart Bags:
Overall: ☆☆☆☆☆ (I love these two bags so much! I can’t wait to actually use them. <3)
Ordering Process and Shipping: ☆☆☆ (N/A: Since I joined a group order, I was not the one to take on the actual ordering of the bags. The person running the group order placed the order in December. The shipping for the wine bag took a while due to a factory delay. Note that the bags were shipped to the group order leader, and then I picked up the bags in person, in February.)
Communication: ☆☆☆☆ (On the postcard, the Evil Live manager provided an email. When I emailed the manager, I received a quick reply! The manager is very sweet and polite.)
Packaging: ☆☆☆☆ (The bags were stuffed with Korean newspapers to help them hold their shape, and the straps/handles were all inside the bags as well. The bags were wrapped and taped in bubble wrap. The packaging was nice, but there were some slight dents on the bag’s surface from the mailing process. This is very minor though, and not a problem!)
Color: ☆☆☆☆☆ (The colors were true to the stock photos! I am pleased.)
Style: ☆☆☆☆☆ (These bags are so cute! I love the heart detailing.)
Construction: ☆☆☆☆☆ (I do not see any problems with the construction. I love how roomy these bags are!)
(☆ = Most negative/Not good at all, ☆☆ = Not that good, but okay ☆☆☆ = Neutral/No opinion/No answer, ☆☆☆☆ = Great, ☆☆☆☆☆ = Most positive/Fantastic!)
Feel free to ask me any questions!
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