24 Jun, 2024

Jimmy Choo Cinch bag review


It’s time to welcome a new JC classic

The Jimmy Choo name is, of course, synonymous with fanciful shoes that make us swoon but the brand’s offering of handbags is not to be slept on. New for summer 2024, the Jimmy Choo Cinch is the latest design to join the label’s ranks. It’s already been touted as the bag of the summer and has garnered legions of fans, myself included. Soft and slouchy with quality craftsmanship and versatility at its core – the design means it’s easy to wear, and love.

In this post, I’m going to take you through all of the need-to-know-details, along with styling tips and delve into what I love most about this latest accessory from Jimmy Choo.

About the Jimmy Choo cinch bag

A slouchy bucket style bag that’s perfect for everyday, a chic evening accessory and an outfit-making design to add a statement feel to your looks. The Jimmy Choo Cinch is all about built-in versatility which I love.

An evolution of the iconic Bon Bon silhouette that’s a true JC classic, the Cinch elongates the traditional bucket style to create a slouchy oblong silhouette. A fuse between a sleek shoulder bag and a roomy bucket shape with a drawstring closure, the design is an ode to the bag styles I know and love.


Drawstring closure with Jimmy Choo engraved diamond clasp

Detachable shoulder and crossbody straps

Internal zipped pocket

Size options – Cinch Mini, Cinch S, Cinch M, Cinch L

Material options – calf leather, cow print leather, suede, crystal-embellished satin

Crafted in Italy




So, let’s get into the features. The drawstring tie has a chunky diamond-shaped clasp engraved with Jimmy Choo lettering to give it a nice contrast without being too heavy on the hardware details. I love cinching the drawstring ties tighter to create a chic sack-esque look or leaving them a little loose to fit more in and give it a super-slouchy feel.

For me, the best feature that levels up this design are the adjustable straps you can detach. It means the Cinch can transition from my trusty slung-over-the-shoulder everyday style to a clutch I can carry under my arm in a cool-girl nonchalant way. It channels the off-duty sophistication of the slouchy pouch phenomenon – think Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch, along with newer favourites like The Row’s Bourse and Angy styles.

If, like me, you’re not over the joy of cradling your handbag, the Jimmy Choo Cinch proves the perfect balance between the coveted slouchy pouch style that’s dominated the market in recent years and a practical shoulder bag option.

Colour, Material & Size options


The Cinch bag’s versatility translates to the size, material and colour options on offer too. Available in four sizes (Cinch Mini, Cinch S, Cinch M and Cinch L), there’s one for workwear, nights out and everyday.

My personal favourite is the Cinch M. In my opinion, it’s the perfect go-to handbag, big enough for the essentials and some extras without feeling too bulky. Plus, it looks great sans strap tucked under your arm. The mini size is the ultimate party pouch, with a longer strap to make it a little more practical. And for work, I’d recommend the Cinch L – part tote, part spacious bucket bag and big enough for a laptop, iPad and notebook.

And now onto the materials. Classic black and white calf leather options solidify Jimmy Choo’s Cinch as a contender for earning a place as your go-to bag season after season (the styling options really are endless).

For something a little more trend-driven, I’m a fan of the cow print leather that’s made to look like calf hair in a pale rose shade and brown. Great with black and denim ensembles to embrace cowboy (rather, cowgirl) core, or the brown suede option works for a more subtle take on western-inspired dressing.

And for those who want to dazzle with their choice of accessories, the satin version is embellished with over 7,000 crystals.


How to style it

From maxi skirts and slingbacks to oversized shirts and statement sunglasses, it’s been fun dressing up and down my Jimmy Choo Cinch no matter the city I’m in. It’s also important to note that if you’ve got a few trips coming up, one or multiple versions of the Cinch are easy to style with different looks. And it could really cut down on the number of handbags you need to pack!

What are your thoughts on Jimmy Choo’s new Cinch bag?

xoxo, Tamara


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