Songmont Luna Bag: An Unsponsored Review

Songmont Luna Bag Review

Yet again, I have been influenced. After seeing Songmont’s ads for their versatile Luna crescent bag, I caved and purchased one in Jade, a perfect pastel spring green. There are not very many reviews out there, so I hope this post helps any curious shoppers like myself!

Overview

Songmont was founded in 2013 by an ex-Google UX designer, who teamed up with her mom to design and make the perfect lightweight laptop tote. Soon after, they expanded with a small team in Song’s hometown, producing quality leather goods with intentional designs.

The Songmont Luna starts at $349, with a larger version at $430. If you are a first time Songmont buyer, you can sign up for their email newsletter and get 10% off, bringing the price down to ~$314. 

Form

Luna’s shape reminds me of one of my Polene favorites, the Numero Dix (reviewed here). It plays on currently popular crescent silhouettes like the Celine Ava bag. However, it has a nice puffiness to the look that makes it a softer style overall, with its own unique take.

What’s drew me to this bag is its versatility. It comes with two straps (one long, one short) and a unique clasp system to be worn four different ways.

Capacity

For reference, I’ve compared the Luna side-by-side with my Polene Numero Dix below. While similar in shape, the Luna can hold more given its depth of 3”+. It’s spacious enough to hold all the essentials and more – I can easily fit a small notebook, sunscreen, sunglasses when worn as a shoulder or crossbody bag.

Left: Polene Numero Dix; Right: Songmont Luna

Function

I’m usually a little wary when items boast about versatility – nine times out of ten, they can only really do a fraction of the marketed features well. I’m happy to report that the Luna bag is the elusive one in ten. I tested out the different carrying options, and have found all four to be functional and usable. 

The straps are very easy to swap out, which was a pleasant surprise to me. A complaint I have with the Polene Dix is how difficult it is to actually swap straps – so I never do. That’s not an issue with the Luna.Tthe leather is a little softer and malleable, and easier to press (or remove) from the little notches.

Songmont’s use of a magenetic top closure makes it useable even with the straps pinched into a Bottega Jodie-esque shape. Sure, it’s slightly finicky to place or remove items in this variation. But it’s still very much possible with smaller items like a small wallet or card case. For reference, I can’t say the same about the Mlouye Flex bag (reviewed here) when worn in this way.

Shipping

If I had to choose one area of improvement, it would have to be shipping. Not the speed, as it only took 2 days to travel across California. But rather, the shipping packaging – they shipped the bag directly in its (pretty!) box with no cardboard outer. Now, I’m all for reduced and sustainable shipping materaials – but if that were the case, I would prefer they use a sturdier, regular cardboard box and forego the decorative one.

Verdict

I’m pleasantly surprised and quite impressed with this little bag! I love how easy it is to wear in a variety of ways, with all of the thoughtful design elements. The overall quality of the leather and construction itself is well worth its $349 price tag. Ultimately, if you’re looking for a bag that can cover casual and fancier outings, this is a great option.

Partnership Disclosure: This blog post was not sponsored by any of the brands listed above. As always, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.

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