DeMellier Vancouver Bag Review


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

DeMellier Vancouver Bag Review


I’ve been eyeing this gorgeous crossbody bag for over a year.  I purchased it directly through the DeMellier website and it arrived in about a week. It came beautifully packaged. They offer Free Shipping and Free 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 DeMellier’s products and values on their site.  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.  It has a similar aesthetic to the Celine Box Bag and the Saint Laurent Le Carré but a LOT more affordable.  

It fits all my essentials  – iPhone 13 max pro, key fob, card holder, sunglasses, sanitizer, antibacterial hand wipes, and chapstick with room left (that’s what I usually carry in my bag). Someone asked me if a small water bottle could fit in the bag? I tested it and yes, a small 500ml can fit.  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, including my LV Pochette Métis).



The quality of the leather and the craftsmanship did not disappoint.  I purchased the Deep Toffee color in smooth cowhide leather. It comes in quite a few colors and each one is beautiful.  The interior is lined with luxurious black cotton.  The attention to detail is impressive and I did not notice any stitching out of place either (it looked perfect actually).  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 that 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 worry about how I handle 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.  My other favorites are the Marrakesh and The London bag.  But even the Vancouver is some of the other colors they offer is very tempting. 




Saks also sells select DeMellier styles.  But if you want the packaging to be a bit extra…order directly from DeMellier website.




You can use the search bar to find all the outfits with this bag or click here.  I’ve worn it with every type of outfit. 


I hope this review was helpful! Feel  free to ask any questions you might have about this stunning 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 🙂

  3. 2.26.22
    Bronwyn Kane said:

    Hi, can you tell us what colour your bag is? They have a few similar and I can’t tell which colour this is x

    • 2.26.22
      Lilly said:

      Hi, it’s Deep Toffee 🙂

      • 2.26.22
        Bronwyn Kane said:

        Thank you 🥰

  4. 8.3.22
    Shrey said:

    Hi! Is the bag heavy at all? I’m thinking about getting an everyday bag but I need something light so once I add my items and wear for a while it doesn’t hurt my shoulder!

    • 9.27.22
      Lilly said:

      Hi, I wouldn’t say it’s heavy. It has more weight to it then my Chloe Marcie for example due to the metal hardware. It also depends how much you carry. But I personally don’t think it’s heavy. The Marrakesh bag would be lighter as it doesn’t have the metal hardware.