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Brownie Wallet is durable, lightweight and multi pocketed.
Kipling Brownie Wallet
Member Name: rolandrat
Kipling Brownie Wallet
Advantages: Lightweight and durable, loads of organisational pockets and slots.
Disadvantages: Cost at full price.
Kipling was founded in 1987 in Belgium.
Every Kipling handbag comes with a monkey key-hanger, which can be removed if you do not like that sort of thing. However the wallet does not have a monkey.
---Why I Bought---
Like many others I was very sceptical about the rave reviews that I was hearing about Kipling bags and wallets.
However I am now a proud owner of a few bags myself and now I also rave about them!
This Brownie wallet is supposed to be the most popular of the Kipling purses - according to shows I have seen on QVC anyway. I have often watched them demonstrating the wallets but at a price then of £35 I never thought I would end up owning one.
I bought the peppery version (as in picture above) to match the Reth bag I already have.
---About Kipling Items---
They are so lightweight, and can be spot cleaNed or wiped over to keep looking in good condition.
The bags I have washed but with this wallet I would suggest just giviNg a quite wipe with a wet wipe should be sufficient.
1 - Lightweight
2 - Lots of organisation pockets
3 - Lots of colour choices
4 - Easy to clean.
5 - Long lasting and hard wearing.
---The Brownie Purse/Wallet---
This is large - 19 x 2.5 x 9.5 cms.
Comes in made-made material which is water resistant the same as the handbags.
The fabric is sort of mottled and the lining is pale blue - also water resistant.
The purse is slightly padded so feels a little squishy.
It is lightweight and espandable.
Opens with a popper to reveal note sections plus a zipped coin section.
Inside the flap are two transparent pockets for passes or photographs.
The popper has two places to close depending on how ful the wallet is.
There is a front flat which also opens out after undoing a popper to reveal many card slots, six one side and seven the other.
There are also two full length slip areas for receipts etc.
At present the purse is selling on Amazon in eight different colours - but more choices are available (as well as some patterns) and can be picked from other outlets or from Ebay.
I purchased mine back in April with a special 'fashion' promotion so got it for £14.99.
The full price now is £36.90 but on Amazon some are reduced with an Ash Grey one selling for £18 whilst my Peppery shade is £31.
As with most Kipling items the price for different colours varies from day to day and it pays to shop around.
I love having all the different pockets to keep my stuff organised and the only downside of any Kipling item 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.
I bougth mine in Peppery (see above picture) - a lovely beige/khaki sort of mottled colour that is a type of neutral colour. I find that this will go with anything - as opposed to some of the other Kipling colours which can be very vibrant. I have a Reth bag in the same colour so was really pleased to be able to pic up the Brownie purse when at a sale price.
When the purse is empty is weighs next to nothing which is amazing.
It is made of the same strong and durable material as the bags and matches perfectly.
The fabric and lining are both water resistant - so unless you are out in a complete downpour the contents should be alright.
Being Kipling it is all about organisation and you will not be disappointed with the number of pockets and slots in this purse.
As with having any new bag or purse it is great fun to move your items in and fill up all the pockets. You will never run out of slots in this purse and you can carry loads of notes, coins, cards and receipts and still be able to carry a slim phone - so if you are just popping out this may be all you need to carry. That is were the estra popper comes in if the purse gets a little fatter.
This purse fits fine into my bag but it is a large wallet so if you had a small handbag it mgiht not fit.
This feels so well made and has such a good zip on the coin sedton I am sure it will give me many years of service - all I need now is more money to fill it!
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.
4 stars - the purse would get 5 but because of cost I gave it a 4.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely - this is one of my favourite Kipling items so far and I intend to get it in some other colours if I can grab myself a bargain price sometime!
You can also find various clips showing the size and layout by visiting YouTube.
Can be found in many shops but I got mine online from Amazon.
You can also buy them from the official Kipling website, QVC shopping channel, Javari or various other handbag websites.
Summary: Lightweight and durable, loads of organisational pockets and slots.