For the Purse Minimalist and the Purse Addict – Miche Bags – Review

Until just very recently I was a purse minimalist.  I had my one “mom bag” and that was all.  I didn’t see the point in more bags.  As a busy mom on the go I just didn’t see the practicality in matching your bag to your clothes.  I’d be always having to dump out and repack my purse.  Knowing me that would be disastrous as I’d be sure to forget to repack important things like my wallet, keys, or the diapers.  No, one “mom bag” was fine with me.

Then I read about Miche and knew I needed to try their bags.  Miche addresses the concerns of both the bag minimalist and the bag addict (and everyone in between, too).  Miche bags are unique in that they consist of a base bag that fits perfectly inside an interchangeable shell.  The shell stays securely in place with cleverly concealed magnents.

I mentioned that I read about Miche, but that wasn’t the first time I’d heard of them.  I have actually known about Miche bags for quite a while.  I remember passing their little kiosk in a local mall in Utah.  That was years ago and then they only had one, maybe two, styles of bags that I can recall.  Since those beginnings Miche has grown and expanded their line to include something (or many somethings) for every woman.  Their interchangeable bags range in size from the “Petite” to the “Prima“.  And there are dozens of shells to choose from within each of those sizes.

I chose the Prima bag with the Kendall and Allie shells.  I chose the Prima because, even though my youngest is almost 2 I still have to carry around a lot of stuff in my purse (like a change of clothes for the little one…just in case).  The inside of the bag is spacious enough for me to fit 2 cloth diapers, a pair of toddler sized pants, a couple toys, and then the usual purse stuff.  I still have enough room for some drinks and snacks for the kids.

The shells are beautiful and I appreciate how stylish and versatile they are.  The Kendal bag looks great with my Sunday clothes, but it also looks good with jeans and a nice shirt.  The bright yellow Allie shell compliments my more casual looks.

Prima Base bag with the Kendal Shell

Prima Base with Allie shell

The quality of the bags is on par with what I’d expect for the price range.  The outer shells are made to look like leather but are man-made materials.  I’m not overly impressed with the quality of the shoulder straps that come with the purse, but those can be interchanged with other straps if I need. The shells wipe clean very easily and are really quite beautiful.  I love that both the inner base bag and the outer shell have pockets.   The inside organization was well thought out as there are pockets for credit cards, a zippered pocket, and a few other various pockets to keep you organized.

Buy It:

Miche base bags start at $21.95 for the Petite Base bag and range to $44.95 for the Prima and Demi base bags.  Miche Shells range in price from $17.95 to $49.95.

 

Disclosure: I was provided the above mentioned products, by the PR company, at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.

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  1. I love the Veronica!!!
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  2. LOVE These!

  3. I love the Rihanna shell!!!
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  4. I really like the Rihanna shell.
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  5. I love the Neisha!

  6. I love the hope shell!

  7. i really like Neisha

  8. kindra baron says:

    I love the neisha & donna shells!

    Kindra
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  9. Love, Love, Love!!! You lucky girl :).

  10. I would have to say the Adrianna, Kali, and Dona. I don’t know which one!

  11. JHollyhock (aka Jennifer) says:

    These are so cute! Hope, Alyssa, Elizabeth and Charlotte. Couldn’t choose just one. :-) That was in the Classic. In the Prima I really liked Delilah.

  12. Annmarie W. says:

    I love the Cassie!

  13. Jeni Monroe says:

    I like Lulu and Paige

  14. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love the Hope shell.

  15. I like Cassie and Morgan

  16. I can’t get their website to load, but from what I can see on their Facebook page I really like Donna and Rosalyn.

  17. Kendal is awesome
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  18. Darlene Owen says:

    All the shells are beautiful I especially liked the Argyle Brown.

  19. I love the Oakley.

  20. Darlene Owen says:

    I entered your Tonka Roadway Rigs giveaway

  21. Debbie jackson says:

    love the veronica and gfc debijackson

  22. Fun! I really like that silver shell case.
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  23. Joy Newlan says:

    Reyna

  24. Ashley Hatten says:

    These bags look awesome! Love the Kendal shell!
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  25. I love the Nikki shell!

  26. kelly schirado says:

    love Morgan

  27. I like the Reese shell.
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  28. I like the Cassie shell.
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  29. I like the Veronica shell.

  30. Jackie Craig says:

    I love the Valerie Prima Shell. . . lovely!!!!
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  31. I like the Lynn shell.
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  32. I entered your Tonka Fire Rescue Roadway Rig giveaway

  33. LOVE the Delilah shell!!!! :)

  34. Entered your Tonka giveaway.
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  35. Marilyn Wons says:

    The Adrian is my favorite shell (classic). I simply love it!

  36. These ae big enough for a weekend away from home!

  37. I would get the Prima base bag with the Rhianna or Hope or Lexi LOL! I am not sure!!

  38. The Lexi

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  39. I like the Charlotte shell.

  40. I entered your Tonka Roadway Rig Giveaway

  41. renee walters says:

    I love the Rihanna shell! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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  42. Tari Lawson says:

    I like the Leah.

  43. My favorite shell is the Jocelynne

  44. I love the Chelsey shell

  45. i like the morgan bag
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  46. carla garcia says:

    i like the kendal

  47. carla garcia says:

    i entered the tonka giveaway

  48. I like the shell Dawn

  49. I like the Lisa Shell.
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  50. I like the Morgan shell

  51. I like the laney shell a lot.

  52. Danai Rinacke says:

    Gentry is my favorite. Thanks!

  53. patricia skinner says:

    In the Prima I like the Raegan Shell.

  54. I love the new Gentry~

  55. Love the Classic Elizabeth

  56. I love the Kandi petite shell–great color!

  57. Amanda Kinder says:

    I like the Hope (red) shell.

  58. deliliah

  59. Patricia Edwards says:

    I would love to win a Miche Bag!

  60. I love the Janice shell!

  61. My favorite is the Delilah shell. Thanks.
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  62. Jody Sisson says:

    I like the Stella Shell.

  63. I like the Kali shell.

  64. I really like the Lauren shell, and not JUST because it’s my name. :)

  65. I like the Sharon Shell

  66. Kelly Britton says:

    Neisha is my favorite. Thank you for the opportunity! :)

  67. Mindy Muellenborn says:

    The LUCY shell is my favorite.

  68. My favorite is Cleo.

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  69. Patty Niedert says:

    I love the Valerie shell

  70. I love the Charlotte, Arianna and Rihanna Shell

  71. I like the Rihanna shell!!!

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  72. Colleen Ruk. says:

    i really like the Lexi!

  73. Nicole Gentry-Kimberlin says:

    I love the Prima with the Allie shell, but I also love Delilah!

  74. Betty Baez says:

    i really love the oakley and hope shells

  75. I like Kendall

  76. I like the Rihanna shell

  77. I like the prima shell named cassie

  78. Love the rosalyn!!

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  79. My favorite shell is Savannah

  80. Robin Quick says:

    My favorite is shell is the Charlotte

  81. I like the Donna shell
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  82. I like the Karen shell

  83. Lynn shell!!

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  84. I like the Raegan shell
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  85. Jennifer C says:

    I like the Lucy shell.

  86. Colleen Ruk. says:

    entered shout stain remover

  87. Kathryn C. says:

    Entered the Tonka Giveaway. katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  88. jennifer lane says:

    The Sherry is my favorite shell

  89. Silvia would be my choice.
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  90. i love the sharon demi shell!

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  91. Kelly Commerford says:

    The Delilah Shell…

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  92. I like the classic base bag in black and the Naomi and the Alyssa shells

  93. Susan Smith says:

    I like the Naomi shell

  94. My favorite shell is the Chelsey shell.

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  95. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love the Oakley shell! thanks for hosting!

  96. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the adrian shell.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  97. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite is the Vera Shell.

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  98. Sarah Matos says:

    Love the Oakley Shell!
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  99. Jennifer R says:

    I like the Kendal shell. reejen at comcast dot net

  100. My favorite is the Rihanna prima shell.
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  101. I like the hope purses!

  102. I like the Jean shell.

  103. Entered Red Gold giveaway

  104. I like the Naomi shell.

  105. amy warren says:

    i love the adrianna and the delilah shells.

  106. I like the Lucy Shell.

  107. Kimmie Barnes says:

    I love the neisha

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  108. Prima Cleo

  109. the Rihanna shellis my fav

  110. My favourite shell is the PRIMA “Morgan”.

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  111. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Elizabeth
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  112. Judith Bayer says:

    I’m loving the kendall

  113. Angela Winesburg says:

    Love the Laney shell

  114. Would love to add Alexandra to my collection!

  115. I like the Liz Shell

  116. I love the Sophie Shell

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  117. black and white breast cancer awareness shell is my fave

  118. I like the Lisa Demi Shell

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  119. I like the valarie shell
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  120. Cathy Wallace says:

    My favorite is the Lexi

  121. Love the Ella
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  122. Entered Zeo giveaway

  123. I love the melody shell,
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  124. I really love the Leah shell! :)

  125. The Camilla Shell is my favorite!
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  126. Katie Bourke says:

    I like the Adrian shell.

  127. Nancy Meyer says:

    My favorite is the ebony shell.

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  128. Karen Farrow says:

    I like the Cinthia

  129. I like the Kandi Shell.

  130. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I like the Karie shell.

  131. I like the Neisha shell
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  132. Penny Kathleen says:

    My favorite shell is Cassie.

  133. melissa miller says:

    i like the Gentry

  134. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Under the Prima Base I like the Adrianna the best but Karen and Kathryn are also lovely.

  135. Love the Lexi and the Vanessa.

  136. The Mindi classic shell.

  137. I entered the Red Gold tomatoes giveaway.

  138. Angela Cisco says:

    My favorite is Eden

  139. joseph gersch jr says:

    i lvoe the Rihanna

  140. i like the Rihanna

  141. i really like the Donna

  142. I really like the Raegan shell!

  143. Been drooling over these purses for years!!! Hard to choose just one, but if I had to, have to go with the Vanessa. Thanks for the chance :)

  144. Lisa Garner says:

    I love the Violet shell!!

  145. Lisa Garner says:

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  146. Christina Sparks says:

    Sherry

  147. I love the natasha shell!
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  148. My favorite shell is the Alexandra. I looks like tiger print.

  149. mary gardner says:

    i like the Deidre shell

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  150. christina moore says:

    I really like the Rihanna shell

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  151. Shirley Pebbles says:

    My favorite shell is the ebony

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  152. kathy pease says:

    i love the Adrianna

  153. Jessica Anderson says:

    My favorite is the Adrian shell.

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  154. kathy pease says:

    entered 2 Shout Free Stain Remover

  155. I like the vera shell
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  156. I like the Vanessa

  157. I love the Neisa shell. So simple and professional!

  158. Juana Esparza says:

    I like the Veronica shell.

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  159. I love the Kandace

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  160. like the Elizabeth classic shell
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  162. I really like the Christa shell: http://www.michebag.com/products/shells/christa

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  163. I also entered your Zeo giveaway

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  164. love the Hope shell

  165. Entered Shout Giveaway – no blank on the entry claim to put this info

  166. I love the Rihanna shell.
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  167. Jackie Griebel says:

    I like the Rihanna shell

  168. Jackie Griebel says:

    Entered party theme pack

  169. I love the Elizabeth classic shell!

  170. I entered the Red Gold tomatoes giveaway

  171. I like the Cassie shell.

  172. I entered the Shout giveaway.

  173. Stephanie Grant says:

    Love the Reese Classic Shell

  174. Vanessa is my favorite shell.
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  175. Rihanna shell

  176. Taralyn Gilbert says:

    I love the Demi purse and the gentry shell.

  177. I entered the theme party pack

  178. i like the Rihanna shell the bestest!!

  179. I like the prima base with the lexi shell
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  180. Jessica Snook says:

    My favorite is Lucy.

  181. I am liking the Dani Shell

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  182. Pamela Halligan says:

    I love the Mekenna shell. Perfect for me.

  183. Hello, I like the Sharon Demi shell. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  184. I really like the kendal shell. This is such a cool idea!

  185. I entered your Variety six pack of Red Gold Tomato Products on 1/3. Thanks!

  186. Sherry S. says:

    I like the Katheryn.

  187. molli mc. g. says:

    I like Raegan (prima), and Lisa (demi)

  188. Kim O'Hanlon (Contest KAO) says:

    I like the Parker. Thanks.

  189. My favorite shell is Katheryn ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  190. I also entered the Red Gold Tomato Products giveaway

    You didn’t leave an extra info box on the Rafflecopter form.
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  191. Your Rafflecopter Terms and Conditions says the giveaway is over: “Open to residents of the US, and will end Jan. 1st at 12:01 am ET.”
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  192. I love the heidi shell! Iadoreyouu@gmail.com

  193. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like the Jocelynn bag.

  194. Theresa Jenkins says:

    Vanessa

  195. susie lee wiener says:

    ;luv the lynn shell.

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  196. Oh I like the Raye!

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  197. Aimee Ebbs says:

    I love the Amber! I have always wanted one of these!!

  198. I am a handbag junkie, these look so fun.

  199. entered tomatoes

  200. entered party supply

  201. Love the petite bag! Very cool idea!
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  202. Susan Rodriguez says:

    I like the Jayma shell

  203. I like the Vanessa shell the best!
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  204. I love the Delilah!
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  205. i like lots of them…but the oakleyis pretty!
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  206. Love the Rosalyn!
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  207. I love the Ceceila!

  208. tina reynolds says:

    I really like the jennifer

  209. Marysa N. says:

    I like the Lucy!
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  210. stacy norris says:

    I.like Miley

  211. Bee Casagrand says:

    I love the Eden one! What a pretty color. beecasagrand at gmail dot com

  212. Helen Marie Jones says:

    I love the Neisha.

  213. mary fallon says:

    i like the Camilla bag

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  214. Crystal Mexico says:

    I like the Classic Black base with the Charlotte shell

  215. Mary Baker says:

    I love the Jennifer shell!

  216. Julie Lundstrom says:
  217. wendy wallach says:

    i like the donna

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  218. I like the Chelsey shell the best! Thanks for the giveaway!

  219. rebecca brown says:

    My favs would have to be the rihanna and oakley!

  220. I love the Donna shell!
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  221. twittered giveaway

  222. Monica Collins-Vanness-Lightfoot says:

    I love the Silvia!

  223. Jillian for prima bags

  224. Krissy Daniels says:

    Neisha

  225. Mary Baker says:

    I Tweeted again: marybaker112 Mary Baker
    #Win a @MicheDotCom Bag and 2 Interchangeable Shells (ARV $145)! @OhSoSavvyMom #giveaway (US) End 1/9 ohsosavvymom.com/2011/12/for-th…
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  226. I like Kandi petite shell

  227. Casey Sandefur says:

    My fav is the Lucy!?!?!

  228. i like the delilah

  229. My favorite shell is the petite shell Vera hot neon pink.
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  230. Delilah

  231. I like the Hope shell
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  232. I love the hope shell

  233. Veronica Garrett says:

    I love the Allie Prima Shell.

  234. valerie

  235. I like the Chelsea shell!
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  236. Love all of them can’t pick

  237. Katheryn is my favorite.

  238. Rebecca Niehaus says:

    My favorite is the Janine shell

  239. kelly mcgrew says:

    Lucerne for Classic!

    thanks for the chance!

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