23 November 2013

New handbag . .

I have been meaning to do this blog post for quite sometime, but due to poor lighting (I hate the winter), and finishing late from work most days, has made it more or less impossible to blog this handbag. However today in the UK it is incredibly sunny, so of course I have taken advantage of this as much as possible by snapping everything I have accumulated over the past few weeks. 

Anyway those of you who follow me on twitter will have probably seen me tweet a few times with regards to wanting a new handbag. After 2 years my little Harrods bag was beginning to look a 'little' tired and it was beginning to frustrate me with the lack of organisation compartments. I am very picky when it comes to handbags, so finding the 'right' handbag has been a mission to say the least. I have had my eye on the Modalu handbags, not because they are well known for being used by Pippa Middleton but because they are incredibly spacious with compartments. However the cost of £229 I couldn't justify spending on a handbag that use to be priced in the region of £80 . .! Anyway my good friend Nicola tweeted and told me Modalu have a sale on . . of course, I immediately 'hot footed' it to the website and had a look, and boy was it a good sale! Of course the most popular colours of the Pippa bag (black/dark brown) were not in the sale, however the colours that were available was still a good selection. Most of my handbags are usually black or dark brown, but wanting to 'step out of my comfort zone', I opted for the 'Camel' colour; a light shade of brown.

After I had ordered I started to doubt my choice of colour, however when it arrived and I got use to the colour, I decided that I had chosen the right handbag. I have to say the bag was well packaged; the care in ensuring that this bag arrived in the condition that it left Modalu HQ/warehouse was simply immaculate - reems and reems of packaging. Before I even opened the box, I could smell the leather, which I like in a new handbag. But I could tell straight away that it was of good quality, purely from feeling the incredibly soft leather.

First impressions of the bag - very pleased with it. Unsure of whether it would be too big or too small it is infact just the right size for me and my 'usual handbag' junk. Bags which are too big tend to annoy me as they are bulky and cumbersome. I am impressed with the various compartments of this bag; 3 main compartments, 2 side pockets, 1 inner zip pocket and a zip compartment on the back of the bag. I honestly didn't realise just how many compartments this bag had which to be honest is a good thing as I am now able to organise my handbag properly.

One thing I was curious about is whether or not my iPad would fit into this bag and to my surprise it fits snuggly into one of the compartments, no problem at all. I can also fit A4 documents into my bag, water bottle . .and a pair of Ballet pumps with no problem whatsoever.

Two things which I absolutely love about this bag is the 'shell' design which is on the zips and inside lining of the bag. I just find it so so cute and different to your average handbag on the highstreet.The shells are 'Gold' which I didn't realise actually go nicely with my everyday jewellery as I tend to wear Gold. 

The RRP for this handbag is £229, however as I got it in the sale, I only paid £112 - bargain!! 

I have received a lot of comments on this handbag, in particular the colour which I am quite surprised about. But it is a handbag that at first purchasing is perhaps expensive, but I think I have purchased a very good investment that will last for a considerable amount of time. Who knows . . maybe I might get another . .in a different colour? . . . 

If you are interested in finding out more about Modalu and their selection of handbags, please click here. 

Hope you've enjoyed this blog post.


  1. This is an absolutely gorgeous bag! Dear Santa...
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

    1. Serenity of Beauty24 November 2013 01:06

      Thank you. I had my reservations on the colour, but so glad I stuck with it :)

      Definitely add to your xmas wishlist :)