Ultimate Gift Guide: Day 14
Have you heard of the MICHE Bag? I remember the first time I heard of them I was in labor with my second child and the commercial for Miche Bags came on. Although I remember thinking “those do look like cute designer handbags”, I was also a little … uh, distracted. Luckily, I had my sister in the room who reminded me a few weeks later how cute they were and how practical they seemed.
So when Miche Bags contacted me and asked if I would like the chance to try one out, of course I said yes. My sister was completely jealous when I called her a few days later and told her they were in fact cooler than I had originally thought (I was in labor, remember, it’s really quite amazing that I even remember the commercial at all.)
The Miche Bag company hails themselves as a “recession-proof” fashion accessory, allowing you to completely redesign your handbag however often you like, but at a fraction of the cost of buying a whole new bag. We all know that when money is tight one of the first luxuries to go is our accessory budget, which means many of us are doing without new handbags this year in light of a rather bleak economy. Miche Bags hopes to change that and give us ladies a more economical way to update our look frequently, all without going broke!
By utilizing a unique base bag that you can cover with any of their 40 interchangeable shells, you can potentially have 40 handbags in 1 and be able to update your look within seconds. For a new look, you simply remove the outer shell of your bag and replace it with a new shell.
It literally takes seconds to switch from one look to another because the shells attach easily with super strong magnets (these same magnets also keep your purse closed and the contents from spilling out once the shells are in place). Even better is that Miche makes it easy to make the switch and update your bag without having to move everything from one purse to the next. I am notorious for forgetting something essential when I transfer bags, so I love that the Miche Bag makes this switch completely easy.
I got to try out the Miche Big Bag that is similar to a hobo style purse and I absolutely loved it. The Miche Big Bag base starts out as a black canvas shoulder bag with a camel colored interior lining, which is complete with 4 interior pockets, 2 pen holders, and 4 credit card slots. I really love a good black bag, but rarely do I find one with a light colored interior, a feature that helps me find items easily at the bottom and keeps my purse from collecting random toys, accessories and gear that weighs it down.
This is just one of many features I appreciated and right away I really liked the Miche Large Bag. I even thought it actually would be cute to carry alone without a shell of any kind. But, because it came with three adorable Miche shells, it was pretty much impossible to use it bare.
I first slipped the Oakley shell over the large base found it was very intuitive to attach. You simply fold the magnetic top of the shell over the top of the Miche base and the strong magnets hold the two in place. Two seconds flat and I had a whole new handbag look!
Say you want a canvas tote during the day but a sleek and stylish evening bag after work. You would simply need to bring the evening shell with you and then when work is through, you slip the shell over your base bag and you are ready for an evening out on the town.
Because they know you like to customize your bag to your activity, the Miche base and shells both have side grommets for attaching a shoulder strap. This allows you to wear it as a crossbody bag for hands-free days out. Additionally, many of the shells also have front pockets and side pockets to help when you are out and about. Some even have removable accessories and ties that can further customize your shell, a feature I absolutely love.
So, instead of using a handbag until I am absolutely sick of it like I have always done in the past, now I can change the way my bag looks multiple times a day if I like. The Large Miche Bag sells for $39.95 and has Miche shells starting at $14.95, making it possible to own quite a few shells to suit whatever activity is on your busy schedule.
The Miche Big Bag is 5” (deep) x 15” (long) x 12” (tall). The handles pictured come with the bag and are 20” long.
To Enter: Simply visit the Miche site and tell me what Miche shell you would love to put on your Miche Big Bag.
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On December 28th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US and Canadian Addresses only.
Winner, winner! This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and congrats to: #186 Carrie said…
A big thank you to Miche for providing the sample for review as well as offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.