Review: DeMellier Vancouver Bag


Since a lot of you were interested in this bag I thought I would do a little review.

DeMellier Vancouver Bag Review


I’ve been eyeing this DeMellier Vancouver bag for over a year.  I purchased it directly through the DeMellier website and it arrived in about a week.  Free Shipping and Returns Worldwide. 


Brand Overview 

 The bags are handcrafted in Spain by local artisans with the highest attention to detail and using the finest sustainably sourced Italian and Spanish materials.  For every bag purchased, they fund lifesaving vaccines and treatments for children in need. You can read more about their products and values here.  Megan Markel and Kate Middleton are fans of the brand too. 


Style and Functionality 

The bag has a timeless sleek yet modern design. The gold clasp hardware is beautiful and adds interest to the bag without looking tacky.  The bag measures at 9″ wide, 7″ tall and 3″ deep. The size is perfect for everyday use and goes easily from day to evening. The strap is adjustable with multiple loops.  This versatile bag can be worn as crossbody, shoulder bag by doubling the strap, or even as top handle.  This bag has a similar aesthetic to the Celine Box Bag and Hermes Constance…without the hefty price tag. 

It fits all my essentials  – iPhone 13 max pro, key fob, card holder, sunglasses, sanitizer, antibacterial hand wipes, and chapstick with room left.  It actually closes easier if the bag is not on the empty side (which seems to be the case with most bags that have this type of clasp closure). 



The quality of the leather and the craftsmanship did not disappoint.  I purchased the Deep Toffee color in smooth cowhide leather. The interior is lined with luxurious black cotton.  The attention to detail is impressive and no stitching out of place either.  They monogram for free if that is something you’re interested in.  It’s safe to say that the quality seems excellent and better than some of the pricier bags I own.   The bag does not scratch easily and I did the test by actually scratching it with my nails – no scratches at all. This doesn’t mean that the bag is scratch resistant but it is nice to know that I don’t have to baby it. It will be interesting to see how it holds up over the years.



Overall, I am very happy with the quality and style of this beautiful yet functional bag.  The price point is great considering the craftsmanship and quality.   I will most likely add another style to my collection at some point.  I am loving the Stockholm bag and the Marrakesh bag.



Use code HELLO10 for 10% off your purchase (if purchased from DeMellier website).  There are also select styles at Saks.



The true color is a tad lighter and even more beautiful in person.


Feel  free to ask any questions you might have about the bag. 

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  1. 12.29.21
    Ursula Dietrich said:

    Dear Lilly, I was lucky enough to receive the black lizard DeMellier bag for Christmas 🙂 I completely agree with you about the quality and supreme looks of this bag, I simply love it. I am petite (well, short in other terms) and finding a bag that fits my proportions has always been tricky. This one is absolutely perfect for shorter ladies, too.

    • 12.29.21
      Lilly said:

      Hi Ursula, what a great gift! The bag is so beautiful in the black lizard….it looks so luxe. I am happy to hear that it works for petite ladies as well, thank you for sharing that info. Enjoy your new bag 🙂

  2. 12.29.21
    Rachel said:

    Beautiful bag! I’ve been eyeing this bag in black and I think you’ve convinced me to buy it! I’m 5’8” and I was wondering if you thought this bag would be ok as a Crossbody or would it be too short? (I had that problem with an AllSaints Crossbody bag.) Last question, can you adjust the strap to different lengths, or do the grommets have to fit in the designated holes, I had this problem with the AllSaints bag. Enjoy your bag, it’s certainly a beauty!!

    • 12.29.21
      Lilly said:

      Hi Rachel, it definitely will work as crossbody (I’m 5’6 and wear mine as crossbody). There are five holes and three grommets so you can easily make it longer/shorter (mine is adjusted in-between now…I think would prefer it just a tad shorter). I think you’ll love the bag 🙂