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Kipling Alvar Shoulder Bag
Member Name: rolandrat
Kipling Alvar Shoulder Bag
Date: 27/12/11, updated on 27/01/12 (37 review reads)
Advantages: Lightweight and lots of useful pockets
Kipling was founded in 1987 in Belgium.
Every Kipling bag comes with a monkey key-hanger, which can be removed if you do not like that sort of thing.
--Why I Bought---
Like many others I was very sceptical about the rave reviews that I was hearing about Kipling bags.
However I am now a proud owner myself and now I also rave about them!
---About Kipling Bags---
They are so lightweight, washable (though the manufacturers state they should be spot cleaned - but they can be easily washed at 30 degrees in a machine or gently by hand).
1 - Lightweight
2 - Lots of organisation pockets
3 - Some cross body for convenience
4 - Keyfob to attach your keys to the bag
5 - Nice chunky zip-pulls
6 - Cute monkey keyring - which can be removed if you choose
7 - Lots of colour choices
8 - Easy to clean.
---The Alvar Bag---
Size - Height: 26cm, Width: 33cm, Depth: 4.5cm.
Colours - At present the bag is selling on Amazon in an amazing 24 different colours and prints.
Description - The is a very slimeline and flat bag before it is filled.
It has two zipped pockets on the front.
There are two main compartments - the front one having slip pockets and pen holders, the back one having a smaller zipped pocket and also the keychain with lobster clasp to hold your keys safe.
It is sleek and uncomplicated and sits flat against the body.
Can be worn on the shoulder or across the body.
As with most Kipling bags the price for different colours varies from day to day and at present (January 2012) the price goes from £32.50 for the Party Print up to £65 for the Laquer versions and the Blaise Print one (on Amazon).
I love having all the different pockets to keep my stuff organised and the only downside of any Kipling bag I would say would be the cost - but I kept an eye out and purchased mine when on offer - which they are sometimes on Amazon or Javari.
The prices vary so much for the different Kipling designs and colours it is always worth checking online and you may be able to pick up a bargain.
(I have picked one £42 Quaso bag up for £12.60 this week on Amazon!)
4 stars - the bag would get 5 but because of cost I gave it a 4.
You can also find various clips showing the size and layout of various Kipling bags by visiting YouTube.
Can be found in many shops but I get mine on line mostly from Amazon or Javari.
You can also buy then from the official Kipling website, QVC shopping channel or various other handbag websites.
Summary: Long-lasting lightweight bags - lots of pockets and great for travel
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