Modalu 'Pippa' Wallet

Posted by Serenity of Beauty at Friday, February 03, 2012
. . . I caved in . . 

  . . . Yep, I got the Modalu wallet 'Pippa'. 

I have been looking for a decent quality wallet for ages; I just couldn't find one that I would be happy with and suitable for all my bits and bobs. I had seen this wallet some time ago, but I thought I would hang fire, wait and see what I could find, but I found nothing. So I saved and saved (and sold various bits and pieces) and clobbered enough cash together to get this little beaut. Although I have a new job, I was determined not to dip into my new wages, so I waited and saved until I could finally bite the bullet and purchase. 

Modalu as we all know have received a lot of press coverage since Pippa Middleton was papped last year sporting the 'Pippa' (formally known as Bristol) bag the day after the royal wedding. Of course, this has since (no doubt) boosted the sales of Modalu and of course the interest for their products. Modalu have also branched out and started incorporating the new style name onto other items, such as purses, wallets.

When I first clapped eyes on this in House of Fraser, I instantly thought ''Ah ha this is exactly what I'm looking for'', but really wasn't bowled over by the wallet naming. Ok don't get me wrong, it's great Pippa has brought recognition to the brand, but I can't help but think Modalu have attached Pippa's name to products to try and increase sales even more? (clever marketing!) Anyway that aside, I instantly fell in aww with this wallet, but when I saw the price tag, I pulled that :/ face; £65.00! Don't get me wrong, I love good quality products as I know 9 times out of 10, I will get a good use of it and it'll last a long time, but that amount of money on a wallet in one go, felt a little hefty.

If you haven't already sussed out the wallet has a lot of compartments; ample coin space, 12 card slots, receipt and note pockets, which is just what I wanted. If you're like me, your purse/wallet is stuffed with receipts to the point where anytime you open it, they all come flying out? Well yea that is usually how my purse is, and I feel with this one, I can gain a bit of organisation and have things in order.

The material of the wallet is of good quality leather, which is what I like. Of course, it's a bit stiff, rigid, but once general wear and tear begins, it'll gain its rustic feel and look. The lining of the wallet has the classic modalu design; cloth lining with the shells, which I find very cute. The purse also came with its own lilac dust bag and a few notes on how best to care for the leather. 
Overall Thoughts

I have to say I am very impressed with the purse. Although it is a little on the steep side, £65, considering the quality and the little extras modalu have gone through to ensure I am a satisfied customer (and the free super super fast delivery - less than 24hours - delivered), I am edging to the side that maybe the cost is worth it after all?. . . .I don't have anything negative to say about this item, as so far everything has been what I expected.

If you are interested in knowing more about Modalu, and the 'Pippa' wallet, then click here.

Product purchased with my own 'moola'. My review, thoughts of this product are that of my own, and I have not been compensated or sponsored to write this post.


Georgia on 3 February 2012 10:45 said...

I have seen wallets from crap brands with really poor quality for like £40 and upwards so I don't think this is that bad a price. I love leather because it gets better with age.


Soph. on 3 February 2012 11:40 said...

Ohmyword that is beautiful. x

Tamsin on 3 February 2012 14:20 said...

Love this purse in tan xx

♥ Sadie ♥ on 3 February 2012 23:21 said...

Love it <3 xx

Alexa on 4 February 2012 21:55 said...

This would go perfectly with my Modalu Pippa bag! Modalu have clearly used the Pippa name to boost sales. As you know the Pippa used to be known as the Bristol, but soon had it's name changed when Pippa was splashed across the media using the bag. Modalu have also increased the price. I paid £150 for my bag. It will now set you back £195! xxx

LucyyLou on 4 February 2012 22:46 said...

This is gorgeous, I wanted the bag, so pricey and always out of stock :p

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