Polene Ilo Tote Review

Early this summer, I immediately placed a pre-order for Polene’s newest tote – the Ilo – when it was announced. I was hopeful to finally find a low-profile, structured yet lightweight tote that could fit my sizable work laptop. It arrived in July, and I’ve been using it…

How to Spot a Fake Polene Bag

Last updated on August 5th, 2023 at 11:58 amPolene’s popularity has been increasing steadily over the past few years, but especially more recently with its fame on TikTok. Unfortunately, with that popularity, comes the trickiness of navigating secondhand marketplaces for a great deal on the brand. Even with…

Polene Tonca Bag Review

Earlier this year, I bought the Polene Numero Neuf Mini (reviewed here), hoping it would fufill my dreams of the perfect mid-sized camel crossbody bag. While I love the design, ultimately I found it a little too bulky to wear crossbody, and ended up rehoming the bag. Enter…

Polene Numero Neuf Mini & Micro Review

When Polene’s Numero Neuf bag first came out, I loved the shape but knew the larger size unfortunately wouldn’t fit my lifestyle. Cue the recent launch of the Neuf’s smaller sisters: the Neuf Mini and the Neuf Micro. And as much as I sometimes tease the micro bag…

Polene Numero Dix Review

While Polene’s Numero Dix was launched earlier this year, there haven’t been a ton of reviews. When it first launched, I was drawn to the Black Monochrome colorway, but had no need for a black bag with spring & summer around the corner. Now that we are in…

Polene Béri (Numero Onze) Review

Last updated on November 3rd, 2021 at 12:52 amUpdate: Polene has renamed the Numero Onze to Béri as of October 2021. Note that I’ve left the original references as is in this post! Polene has been on a roll with their latest 2021 releases! First with their Numero…

Polène Numero Sept Mini: Unsponsored Review

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:57 pmIf you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of some of the newer brands in the contemporary handbag space — specifically Polène. I own their Numero Un and Numero Un Mini bags, and at the start of the year…


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