I finally found it!
The perfect handbag.
When I travel I usually spend most of the time looking in the black hole that is my bag for passports, glasses and tickets, while stressing about the “other bag” that holds my camera, tablet, phone and the rest of my life.
I have been hunting for a while now for a good looking bag that meets all my needs. Something that will hold all my valuables when I am travelling by air, but works as a handbag once I have reached my destination.
I finally found it, tried it out on a recent trip to Durban, fell in love with it, and I am not broken financially.
This Miche bag is an investment and cleverly designed so you will never get bored.
You choose the size and style of your base bag, select the look you want from a wide range of outer shells, add straps of your choice, and off you go. By purchasing additional shells or outers in a variety of colours, designs and different straps, you can have a totally new look for your bag, and it is so easy to make the switch. You don’t even have to empty your bag.
I love the fact that I never have to “change“bags, as when I do this, I usually leave something vital behind, or realise that I can’t fit everything into the bag I am switching too. I am sure you all know what I mean.
With the Miche bag, it is so easy. Just unclip the carabiner, flip up the magnetic fold over, pull the base bag out and clip on the new shell for a totally different style.
What I love about it.
As airlines do not count a woman’s handbag as hand luggage, the bigger your handbag the better.
Three cheers for the lady who insisted that a handbag is a part of a woman’s dress code, as per official ACSA regulations.
The Prima is big enough to hold A4 documents, and a 14” laptop.
The lining is a light sand colour, so no black hole effect exists.
The magnetic strips ensure the bag never gapes open, but is easy to get into without taking it off your shoulder.
It looks GREAT!
The zips, pockets and holders for pen, business cards, and a zipped pocket for valuables make sense and allow for the logical packing of the bag, rather than the usual throw everything in, hunt for it for hours later.
I am slowly developing a system of certain items having a specific place.
When travelling, my bag holds the following comfortably, all easily located.
A large camera, a tablet, and my cell phone. Glasses so I can read previously mentioned cell phone and tablet.
A notebook. The paper and pen kind, I’m old fashioned that way.
Emergency make up bag for touching up before touching down after a dehydrating flight.
My hairbrush, sunscreen, keys, sunglasses, and wet-wipes.
My cigarettes, lighter, passport, ID. and tickets fit easily into the outer side pocket for rapid access.
BASE BAG: 12CM WIDE X 38CM LONG AND 30CM IN HEIGHT. R449
(Big enough to hold a 14” laptop)
Shells (pink outer) range from R570 to R750
White straps Set of 2 R100
Links Set of 4 R125
Chains set of 4 R200
This bag does not scuff and is well made.
It compares very favourably with other bags I have bought for similar prices at leading SA retail outlets. For more information and to view the various styles, colours and accessories, visit http://michebag.co.za/