Calvin Klein is an all-American classic brand that’s been creating timeless pieces for over 50 years. Though the brand has expanded into many products, such as underwear and even lip gloss, Calvin Klein bags will always remain a true classic. Why? A CK bag is not overdone. It is simple yet sophisticated. Perfect for the woman that resonates with a timeless style, while being appreciative of higher quality items. Does that sound like you? If you’re wondering whether a CK bag is right for you or not, then check out my Calvin Klein handbags reviews!
First off, let’s talk price point. Calvin Klein handbags may not be of high-end designer handbag status, of say, Louis Vuitton, but in this case, that’s a good thing. Because their price points are accessible, ranging from $50-$200. You could easily find a variety of beautiful leather satchels right around the sweet spot of $100. This is a great price point for someone that doesn’t want something cheaply made but doesn’t want to splurge or invest either. Plus, their smaller bags are even more affordable!
So you may be wondering, are the Calvin Klein bags good quality? My short answer is yes. They’re a classic brand that’s lasted this long for a reason. There’s a certain attention to detail, style, and material that you’ll find in a CK bag.
However, not every handbag is made of genuine leather. These days, vegan leather is a fancy way of saying faux (or fake) leather, so just read the details and be mindful of that if you were hoping to add a real leather bag to your closet. On the flip side, if you’re someone that prefers vegan leather anyway, then you’ll love this line.
But speaking from my own experience, it’s worth it to get a Calvin Klein handbag. This caramel bucket bag makes the perfect addition to casual outfits and it’s even more beautiful in person. It feels buttery soft and I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t even real leather! If they use luxe materials for their faux leather, then I bet their genuine leather is even better.
This bucket bag isn’t my first CK item either. I got caught up in the belt bag trend when it first came out and proudly wore my CK belt bag for a while haha. Truthfully, I don’t wear the belt bag (erm fanny pack) style anymore, but I remember feeling cool when I did. 😉
I talk a lot about structured bags on this site, and for good reason. A top zip closure structured bag is a great way to add the sophisticated luxe element to your outfit. But loosely structured, handle drop casual bags definitely have their place too!
A hobo bag or bucket bag is a great pairing for nonfussy looks for a casual weekend or whenever you want to add a touch of boho to your outfit. A structured bag may look a little silly with something like flip-flops, but a bucket bag would pair nicely and may even elevate your flip-flops!
I chose to pair my CK bucket bag with vintage jeans (the ones I’m wearing are crazy comfy by the way), a relaxed fit button-down, and simple slides. Though this bag is simple in design and color, you can see that it’s what makes my outfit.
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The strap drop of this bucket bag makes it very convenient to wear too. It’s those little things that make a handbag a good purchase or not, depending on your needs and lifestyle, of course!
Personally, I prefer for my bags not to have a ton of decorative accessories. I believe a bag should complement a look, not overtake it, and the small tassel and gold lettering is the right amount of “something extra”.
Another plus of this bag? Space! You can throw in all your essentials (and then some), and instead of your handbag looking stuffed or overflowing, it still keeps its bucket shape.
If a bucket bag style isn’t for you and you know you want a Calvin Klein handbag but you’re not sure what, then check out the best sellers. Next to the new arrivals, I always like to check out a brand’s best sellers. What are the items that stand the test of time and that people return to again and again? This is usually a good place to start to find your next favorite item! So what are Calvin Klein’s best sellers?
On Amazon, their highest rated items are the Sonoma Double Handle Signature North/South Tote, the Sonoma Reversible Novelty North/South Tote, and the Elaine Bubble Lamb Novelty Key Item Flap Backpack.
Where to Purchase
Though I personally haven’t had a bad experience yet, there have been reviews of women saying their bag arrived broken or with a gash on it. This could potentially be based on where you order it from.
I like to shop for select items by Calvin Klein on Amazon because hello, free shipping and easy returns-just in case you need it! But you can also find CK and other exclusive brands like Tory Burch and Michael Kors at places like Macy’s, your nearest u.s. Nordstrom Rack store, or T.J.Maxx.
T.J.Maxx carries other contemporary brands (like Kate Spade New York) and you’ll usually find amazing discounts, but there’s not always a lot of available merchandise so you have to act quickly!
Calvin Klein Handbags Reviews Conclusion
If you’re wanting a well-made, classic, and affordable handbag, then Calvin Klein handbags are for you! Whether you’re looking for a simple organizational tote, a casual bucket bag (like mine), or a stylish satchel, Calvin Klein carries these beautiful pieces at an affordable price, leaving extra room in your budget for some shoes to go with your new bag. 😉
If you love these handbags then you probably love classic style too! Keep reading for how to put together the perfect classic capsule wardrobe for summer or ideas on how to wear classic style in hot climates!