“ Brand: Matalan / / Type: Purse „
=Matalan Heart Purse=
I seem to collect purses among other things, not something I had planned to happen, but I always seem to lose purses at home, or they break, or I get brought them.
=My Christmas Stocking=
My daughter (with help from Nan) does me a little Christmas stocking, and in This Christmas Stocking was this Matalan heart purse
The purse is black patent purse, and is shaped as a heart, bless her she left the price tag on so I saw that it came from Matalan and was priced at £3.
=All In One=
The purse just has the one main compartment, and this is sealed shut by a zip fastening, which goes along the top of the heart and finishes just below the curve of the heart. The zip has a handle attached so you could slip the handle over your wrist.
The purse measures about 10cm at the widest point.
=What does it fit=
It is more a coin purse, you could fold up a note in there, but I have put £5 worth of change and a £5 note folded in the purse and a spare front door key, its stored in a draw so if anyone has to rush out of the house, then anyone can grab the purse, theres money to get you from A to B, and a key to get back in.
The purse is fully lined, the stitching is good quality and there is no nicks or loose ends of cotton within the purse. which I was really impressed with for the price.
I will be honest and say that it is more a younger girls / teenagers purse, but I love it to bits as my daughter got it for me, and I have used it a few times, but the emergency use it gives the purse a homely feel. It would make a great little stocking filler for any girl.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend, great value, good quality and doesn't break the bank.
~ Matalan Black Heart Purse ~
I always receive a small gift from my 2 year old nephew on occasions such as birthdays and Christmas, and my birthday a while back was no exception to this, with him excitedly handing over a small package for me to open.
Helping me to tear off the paper, I was presented with some earrings and a lovely ring that were contained within a pretty heart-shaped purse. I was delighted at this gift, and have used the purse on several occasions since receiving it.
Being completely black in colour, the purse is a perfect 'Love Heart' shape and so is quite feminine and pretty in its design. There is a glossy 'sheen' to be found from the purse thanks to the patent-style fabric which gives it a contemporary feel, I think.
My purse was of course a gift, but for the purposes of this review I have researched the item online and can see that the normal purchase price is only £3 which I think is excellent value for money. You can purchase the purse in store in larger branches of Matalan, or you can order online directly at www.matalan.co.uk where postage charges apply. You can find the item on the Matalan website, listed under "Heart Purse In Black." I believe it is also available in a bright pink colour although I have never seen this option in store.
The purse has a zip closure, which runs from one side of the heart right along the top of the 'bumps' at the top, and continues down the other side of the love heart shape. This makes the purse feel quite secure for holding coins and bank notes, as I would perhaps otherwise be fearful of them falling out easily.
The zip itself has a sort of 'handle' attached which is suitable for the purse to be worn around the wrist or hand which gives it more of a secure feeling than other purses perhaps. I remember having a large purse with this sort of handle attached years ago and I could cram lots of things in it such as money, a house key and a few make up items, so it was an ideal item to take clubbing as it held so much stuff! The Matalan Heart Purse however, wouldn't fare as well for this type of use in my opinion as it just isn't big enough.
The purse actually only measures around 10cm across so that should give you an indication of its size. I find that its dimensions are ideal to allow the purse to be transported easily and there is nothing 'cumbersome' about the purse with it feeling quite neat instead.
The purse has suffered nothing in the way of wear and tear to either its 'body' or its 'attachments' and the zip in particular has never become stuck or jammed. Likewise, the purse's lining and the handle/strap have remained free from holes, tears or any damage really, so the purse has proven to be surprisingly robust...... surprising only because of the extremely low purchase price. The 'stitching' that appears around the edge of the love heart shape has not become loose in places either which is another plus point, particularly as this detailing can often become loosened easily which gives a rather unsightly look due to loose threads hanging down.
The purse is not suitable for machine washing which is what I would expect with any purse in this style or design. I haven't felt the need to wash my purse to be fair, although I did notice a rather grubby mark on the shiny patent surface at one stage. This was easily removed with a damp cloth and no residue or stickiness remained following this little 'clean-up.'
I don't have anything negative to report about using the Matalan Heart Purse and have found it is surprisingly robust and quite well made. I also think it offers excellent value for money and is extremely affordable. Due to its attractive design and pretty styling, I have recently purchased two of the heart purses for my friends at Christmas. They have been safely stashed away with some pretty black jewellery inside of them, which I think will make a really attractive little 'stocking filler' gift at the Festive season. This little purse gets full marks from me together with a full recommendation... I have nothing negative to report and think it's lovely!