Have you ever wanted something designer (in this case Louis Vuitton) but couldn’t justify the hefty price tag? If you nodded along, then this one is for you.
Like many bloggers and planners, I am a big fan of Belinda Selene. I love to watch her planning videos and recently I find myself binge-watching her cleaning videos. I know right, what have I become?
Belinda has a large collection of designer handbags with a particular love for Louis Vuitton. Whilst watching one of her handbag collection videos I noticed that she has a Louis Vuitton apple watch band and I instantly fell in love with it.
Knowing how much she loves designers products, I was quite surprised to find that she bought her watch strap from an independent store on Etsy! And has quite the collection from the store, including Gucci.
Repurposed designer material
Designs by Banu specialises in repurposing designer material to create something new. The material used to create each watch strap is from pre-loved designer handbags, meaning it’s 100% authentic.
They have a variety of designers to choose from. Including Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Fendi. Showcasing all the most loved, and well-known designs.
The quality of the strap is absolutely amazing. I won’t lie, it exceeded my expectations, and then some! Details like stitching are usually the first telltale sign of an authentic product, so it’s great to see that it’s so well made.
Because the band is made from the same material as the official designer handbags, the leather is super luxurious. It’s soft on the skin and very durable.
Each watch is individually stamped with ‘Hand-made with love’ and ‘Genuine leather’ on the inside, which is a subtle nod to the fact they are all in fact individually and loving hand-made.
As I mentioned, they have a variety of different styles. I am already looking to treat myself to the Gucci strap, after seeing Belinda style it so beautifully.
Each watch differs slightly in price. My Louis Vuitton band costs £130 excluding delivery but is currently discounted to £95 on their main website.
If you have a friend or family member who is big into designers, look no further. These are the real deal and at a fraction of the price.
Find Designs by Banu’s website here
Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Until next time.