Polène Bag Review & Comparison

The Polène Numéro Douze tote bag has short handles for holding it in your hands as well as long straps for carrying it over the shoulder. A magnetic snap closure keeps the bag’s contents securely inside, though the bag does not close completely. While small in stature, this bag fits a surprising amount. It’s a bit smaller than the Numero Un Mini but can still carry the essentials.

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It’s designed to be a day bag and has room for all of your essentials and more. The interior has a zippered pocket as well as two flat pockets. First of all, as you will see in the photos below, I absolutely love this brand, not only because it’s French, but the design also are fabulous, very unique in its own way. The quality is insane (it’s made in Spain) I have worn mine across the world, literally, from France all the way to India, and let me tell you something, no Polène handbag will disappoint you. I believe it is the ideal affordable handbag to have for every day or occasional use, and it comes in the most beautiful packaging which I won’t reveal to keep the experience a surprise.

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You can choose to leave them unsnapped and the bag shape only changes marginally, if at all. For questions, discussions, and news about handbags and the fabulous designers who make them. I have to say, I was quite disappointed by the quality when I received it. Compared to other bags in my collection, the quality is far lower. It’s a really good size for me when worn handheld, slung on one shoulder, or cross-body.

Essentially, what I’d be looking for in a run-around kind of bag. The weight of the textured leather seems marginally thinner than the pebbled leather , so over time there will be some creasing at high traffic areas like the front flap. I don’t expect the overall shape or structure of the bag will experience any loss in integrity.

But I do have to admit the quality of the materials and make on this lil’ guy is right up there with my more “luxury” pieces. The Polene Numero Un Mini is made with luxury quality materials (but not at the luxury price – the next pro!). This little bag is made with full-grained calf leather and made in Spain. I know when I went down the path of purchasing my Polene Numero Un Mini there weren’t a ton of reviews.

The Polene Numero Un Mini is definitely a small crossbody style bag – but it isn’t really all that “mini” as the name implies. You can actually fit a good deal of items in this bag! I’m able to fit my full size wallet, phone, keys, a small personal items clutch, etc into this bag no problem.

It reminds me of my Celine Belt bag, in a super cute, dumpling-like shape. It comes in four different sizes – the regular, the Mini, the Mini Backpack, and the Nano. The Numero Un Nano is the latest Numero Un style to be released, as it came out in late 2019/early 2020.

At $290 for the leather strap version, the Numero Onze is one of less expensive Polene options. Like other Polene bags , I think this is a great price for the quality and design. I’ve been using the Polene Number One Nano bag on and off for the past couple of months, so wanted to finally share my thoughts on the size, how it’s worn so far, and what fits inside.