Saturday, May 5, 2012

New Spring Shells for the Mother's Day Gift Guide: Miche Review & Giveaway


     Every mom needs a bag for every occasion.  You might remember that back in December I had the Miche Prima bag in the Holiday Gift Guide.  I am happy to say that Miche is back, this time in the Mother's Day Gift Guide.  I am happy to be able to review the Classic bag this time.  I was sent the Classic base bag and 3 shells.
     I want to first share a little about Miche themselves.  Miche has 4 different base bags in different sizes, Prima, Demi, Classic, and Petite.  And each bag has many different shells.  When you want to change your bag you don't have to move all your contents from one to another.  The great thing about Miche is that you can remove the shell and replace with another. So essentially you can have a new bag everyday!! What mom or woman for that matter would not love that?!?! And even better they have a huge selection of shells for every base bag and they are always updating with new styles.  They recently added some new Spring covers for each bag.  And to make it even more fun you can add different straps or a purse organizer in a cinch.
     I was sent the Classic Black bag along with the Elizabeth, Veronica, and the new Spring collection Riley shell.  When my Miche box arrived I was very excited to open it up and look inside.  I absolutely love my Prima bag and shells, so I knew the Classic bag would be great too.  And I was right!  The classic bag is much smaller then the Prima.  Its perfect for times when you want to carry less.  It is great for going out or just around town.  The bag dimensions are 5.75" (wide) X 11.75" (long) X 6.5" (tall).  Inside it has two small pockets on one side and a large zipper pocket on the other side.  The base bag comes in Black like I received or Brown.  The bag includes double short handles.  A difference between this bag and the Prima is the shells on this bag just go to the top of the base bag and the magnets help them to stay together, the bag is closed by a zipper.  The Prima has the shells over lap the top of the base bag and the magnet is the closure. 

     The first shell I was sent was from the new Spring line, Riley.  Riley has a light tan jute fabric with some sparkle of silver threading throughout.  Additionally it has faux patent leather top and end pocket detail as well as belt loops.  There is a soft blue fabric with a bow that has a white cherry blossom print.  This is a perfect Spring print.  It is so light and lovely for a nice spring event.  the fabric with the bow is just so cute.  I love this print.  Since the shell is a cover all shell I love that I can use the little side pockets for my cell phones.  This shell would look better with the brown base bag.

    The second shell I received was the Elizabeth.  The Elizabeth is such a classic look I just had to have it.  This shell is a light taupe color with Asian inspired black applique floral print.  This shell is different then the others because the base doesn't slide in and all the way around, but it literally wraps around.  So technically the sides of the base bag are exposed with this shell.  The shell is beautiful and perfect for a night out on the town or everyday use.  The only down side to this shell is that fact that you are down the two pockets on the sides since the shell wraps, not slides around.

     The last and probably my favorite shell is the Veronica.  The Veronica has a fun hot neon pink crocodile-print faux leather.  It features black faux leather top detailing, plus some beautifully positioned rivets for a fun look.  This shell has the side pockets that I love.  This shell is perfect for a fun night out on the town or an everyday funky look.  I love that you can pair this with just about any outfit to make it more exciting and fun.  I have used this shell the most and although I love them all, I will likely go back and use this one again first.
HarperHope (argyle)Jasmine

     As you can probably tell from everything I wrote above.. I love this bag and really I love Miche in general.  I really think I am becoming obsessed.  I want to own more and more.  And it makes it even harder when they come out with all these fun new prints.  As I am writing this I checked the website and there are new shells already for this bag.  Look at those beautiful prints above.  You can order Miche online or find a local representative.  With a local representative you can host a fun party.  What a great way to shop, have someone bring the options to your home, have friends over, and even get free products and incentives for all of this.
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Buy it:  Classic Base Bag $37.95 Classic Shells $26.95 - $37.95 each

Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win a Miche Classic Base Bag and One (1) Shell of their choice. When your finished here make sure you jump over to Full Time Mama and read her review of the Prima Base Bag and covers and enter to win on her blog too!  That is double the chance to get one of these awesome bags. 

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Thank you to Miche for sponsoring this review and giveaway.  
I was provided the above mentioned item for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure



57 comments:

  1. I really liked the Elizabeth, but it is out of stock, so I would chose the Stella.

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  2. Naomi but like the lady above me I also really like Elizabeth!

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  3. I would gift this to my daughter in-law and she loves pink so I think she would like the Robie.

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  4. I would choose the Hope (argyle)
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  5. I like the Meagan shell.

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  6. I like SIlvia
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  7. Elizabeth shell
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  8. I love the Sylvia and the Stella!!

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  9. Ella (black)

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  10. I would choose the Morgan Shell. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  11. I'd love the Riley or Violet.
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  12. I love the Ella Shell and I love the idea of having a bag and just changing the shells! So handy!

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  13. I would choose the Claire
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  14. love the Carlie bag.
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  15. Veronica
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  16. I'd get the Ella (red).
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  17. I have your button - http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
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  18. I like the elizabeth
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  19. I would choose the Carlie
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  20. I would choose the Janine of Maggie!
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  21. I like the Carlie shell.

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  22. I love Oakley!

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    1. Oops I don't think Oakley is compatible with the base bag you're giving away so I like ashton instead!

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  23. These bags are so cool, how convenient!

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  24. I like the Jayma.

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  25. Ooh. I dunno. I like the Adrian and the Jasmine, but it could take me a while to settle that internal debate!

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  26. I really like the Hope (argyle) shell (purple)

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  27. Jayma and Riley are cute!

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  28. Neisha. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I would choose the Lexi shell

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  30. I like the Alyssa.

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  31. hope in red
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  32. I really like the Eliana

    Rebecca Niehaus
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  33. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I would choose the Stella Shell!

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