As much as I go into Aldo, I never actually bought any bags from there. Couple weeks ago, I bought my first Aldo bag- the Peach SCHLOTE ($48). I had a similar bag in light pink from Hong Kong two years ago, and it broke and I had thrown it away and I have been looking for a similar style. This peach-coral colour caught my eye in store, and the gold hardware on the bag completes the classy look.
There are buttons at the top that can be detached and make the bag bigger.
There are 3 pockets- 1 zipper, 1 semi big pocket, and another pocket to fit a phone.
I love bags with long straps so I can cross it over my shoulder sometimes, or use it as a purse. I also like the size of the bag- it can hold a decent amount of stuff, although it can get a bit heavy at times. When I first used the bag, I was disappointed. Literally, the first time I brought it out, and went home and I looked at the bag, I wasn’t very happy with what I saw. Apparently, some of the dye from my jeans rubbed off on the bag and left dark marks. Also, the plastic along the handle had gotten black as well. After one use, I wasn’t very happy.
Determined to make it work, I searched my cleaning supplies to scrub my bag brand new again. I put some shoe cream my mom had bought from Hong Kong on Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser and scrubbed over all the ink marks on my bag.
Afterwards, I sprayed it with leather and suede spray to keep the bag looking new. My bag now has a new, leathery smell and I haven’t noticed any discolouring anymore on the bag. However, the plastic on the handle still gets dirty.
I have been using this leather spray for years on all my leather and pvc shoes. This spray has always kept them in good condition.
Now that my bag is nice and clean again, I have been using this constantly. It’s a great bag for this summer season! It looks great when pairing with neutral colored clothing, but I recently have been wearing this with other pastels to mix it up a bit!
Top: Forever 21 Polka Dot Dipped Hem, 3/4 sleeve top
Bottom: ZARA Mint blue-green jeans
Shoes: Nine West wedges
Bag: Aldo – the Schlote
I love coloured denim, especially the range ZARA has. At first, I would worry there was too much brightness going on, but PINTERST gives me loads of inspiration in putting outfits together!
What do you think of the bag? Anyone ever had disappointments with ALDO before?