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.
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.
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.