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I recently purchased one of these Kipling purses in black in a pattern called tropic flower, it is an old design which I already had the handbag and loved it. I had given up looking for the purse when I happened to be walking through a store with concession stands the other day and one was sat there.
The purse is brilliant, I love the design! There is a main zip that once pulled back reveals three inside sections, the two outer ones have no further covering and I use them for cards and notes but in the middle there is another zip over final section which I use for coins. Why I love this design so much is so many times I put my purse into my handbag only to realise I forgot to zip it up and the coins are all loose in my handbag. Because there are two zips, this never happens!
The purse is a nice size 14.5cm x 9.5cm x 5cm, on the side there is a tiny little rubber black monkey on the tropic flower design but I do know the plain colours have the regular fluffy monkey. My bag also has the small rubber one so it appears to be something specific to the design.
As with most Kipling items it is made of lightweight nylon making it very light and easy to clean.
The RRP of the purse was £21 which is what I paid for it but the design I bought is no longer available.
I have had so many Kipling products over the years and they have never let me down, they are always hard wearing, light weight and very easy to clean if they get dirty. The nylon ones are actually able to be even throw into a light wash in the washing machine and come out looking like new (removing the monkey's first). I would never have any problems recommending them to anyone! I am yet to fault one!
Kipling Creativity S (small) purse.
From their Basic range.
Made form nylon and ultra lightweight.
Kipling originally come from Antwerp since 1987 - this product was made in China.
Has small monkey keyring fastened to outside.
Fastens with zip across the top - size is 4 x 5.5 inches.
Consists of three separate sections inside and the Kipling logo on the front.
Central pocket also is zipped inside.
Full price is £18 but often on offer with Amazon. The lacquer finish and prints are priced at £21.
This purse is extremely lightweight. It is made from the same outer material as the Basic Kipling handbags, but the purse is not lined at all. The fabric is wipeable and also washable if you use a low temperature wash - but please remove the monkey first. The monkies do not like in washing machines but I have washed them occasionally gently by hand.
Personally I don't keep the monkey on my purse when it is in use - but he is a cute monkey and slightly smaller than the ones that come with the handbags and he does not have such long flappy arms as the handbag ones do.
There is a vast array of colours to choose from with this purse and I settled for Peony (shown above) which is a new colour this year and is vibrant pink - a bit like Barbie Pink - so its easy to find in your handbag.
This purse has a pink Kipling label inside. One of the benefits of this purse, apart form the lack of weight and the lovely colours is that it is practical and hard wearing.
Its structure is like some Kipling handbags in that if looked at from underneath it shows it is three little purses sewn into one structure. When you open the top zip you have an open section either side and then the third central pocket has another zip to keep some things separate. The outer zip has the black Kipling round rubber pull end to it but the inner zip is just an ordinary one - presumable for space and weight. This central pocket can be used as you wish - either to keep cards in, for coins or for notes. I like to keep my cards in there so the is no danger of them falling out when I open my purse, I can then keep receipts on one side of the purse and my notes and coins on the other. I try not to carry too many coins around with me anyway, and if you are careful and keep your purse tidy it will weigh next to nothing.
This is a great everyday and useful purse - I like it being so lightweight as I have other large purses which I never use as they are just too heavy before you even put anything in them.
The full price is £18 but I managed to pick mine up on Amazon for around £12 which I thought was real good value as they are so strong that, like the handbags, they will last for years.
Amazon currently sell eighteen different colours and they are nearly all lower than the full price. The lacquer finish ones and those done in prints originally cost £21 but you can pick up a plain brown purse for £12.20 at the moment.
Kipling also sell this purse in a larger version which is only a couple of pounds more and can effectively be used as a small clutch handbag for evening use.
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