“ Brand: Moira C / Type: Womens Bag „
No idea why the bags have this name - apart form it being Italian and therefore 'chic'.
---Moira C. & Brand---
Moira C is the brand name - It stands for Moira Clutton - who, as she tells everyone - 'has seven chldren and lives in a Windmill'!
Moira lives in Lincolnshire and the Vellutti Bags are sold alongside Moira C's Scarflaces.
As well as shopping channels and her own website Moira sells at various shows around the country - up and coming shows are usually listed on her website.
---How I First Found Moira C.---
While stuck at home ill I came across her on the Ideal World Shopping Channel.
Moira is a very energetic and vibrant lady - in her 50s - she is not ashamed to say.
Her enthusiasm is infectious and she regularly asks for people to phone in live and give their opinions.
---Customer Service & Guarantee---
Moira also has great customer service so if there are any problems just get in touch.
---Large Vellutti Bags---
* Faux suede and mock croc
* Removable base bag in mock croc - called a Booty Bag
* Handles and detachable cross body strap
* Large main compartment with small zipped pocket
* Cord to attach keys to bag
* Attached unbreakable vanity mirror
* Mobile phone/glasses pocket at back of bag
* two slip pockets for pens at back.
* The detachable Booty Bag can be used as a bag on its very own.
* Booty Bag has a key ring also held on an extendable elastic line.
---Small Security Bags---
* Zipped front pocket with slots for card, passports and receipts.
* Main zipped pocket with smaller zipped pocket inside.
* Cord to attach keys to.
* Mobile phone/glasses pocket on back of bag.
* Long adjustable across body or shoulder strap.
* Old design had north/south orientation
* Newer version has an east/west orientation (as shown above).
Main Vellutti 12in x 13 in (30cm x 33cm)
Over the Body Velluttti (Security) 8in x 7in (20cm x 18cm)
LARGE - The large bag is great for travelling - you can keep water bottles, flasks, shoes, umbrella, tablets etc separate in the bottom zipped section - or remove the bottom section altogether
The bags make great 'mum's' bags - where you could keep the childs dirty clothing on the bottom - or else use it for their meals with an ice pack to keep it fresh.
You could also use it for your make up - then zip off the bottom section and remove the shoulder strap and you have a stylish bag for evening use.
SMALL - The smaller bag is great for general everyday use. It can be worn on the shoulder or across your bag and will hold all your cards, phone, keys and purse. Worn across the body this is a safe way of carrying items securely and it is small enough to be worn under a coat or jacket if required.
Moria C. recounts a tale of having her bum bag cut off her at a show and losing all her money - so these things do happen.
These bags have waterproof linings and so are great if anything spills and can just be wiped out. I have also washed mine completely on the occasions of buying off Ebay and they came out fine.
Also Moira states that any marks or dirt on the outside of the bag can just be wiped off with a damp cloth.
The smaller Security Bag often can be purchased on its own for around £25 - but if buying from Ideal World it is usually much better value to buy the large and small bag together as a set.
Very often these will come with a matching Scarflace as well (see seperate review for the Scarflaces).
There is an offer on Moira's website now for the lime green set which includes the Vellutti and Security Bags as well as a Scarflace and DVD instructions for £24.99 plus £4.95 postage.
These have varied over the years.
The plain canvas older type ones came in beige, black, pale pink, wine and green (that I know of0
The there was a range of mock croc ones in red, black, beige (plus some others).
Later came a range of imitation suede with mock croc handles and base in navy, black, brown, olive, red and grey - the Security Bag being half and half (this is what is in the picture above).
A new range is due to be brought out soon fo rthe summer.
Available online from Moira's own website and also the Ideal World shopping channel - which of course is also on TV - Moira does regular shows.
According to her website Moira is also based in the Metro Centre, Newcastle.
Vellutti Bags are also on sale at various shows throughout the country.
Also they can sometimes be picked up on Ebay.
I really like these bags and have a few different ones - lime green, olive green, beige, black - plus I have had a red, wine, leopard and navy Security Bag. They are nice and lightweight when empty and and long shoulder straps make them easy to use across the body. The suede has a lovely fel to it and the patent or mock croc sections are lovely and shiny.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely. A versatile bag that can be used on numerous occasions. The Vellutti is great for keeping items separate in the bottom section - be it your lunch, items of clothing, make up or pens and craft equipment.
The Security Bag is also small and convenient for everyday use and is just right to carry your essentials of keys, phone money and cards.
4 Stars - would have been 5 but a bit expensive when at full price. try and pick up a bargain set from Ideal World or when on sale on Moira's website.
Or look on Ebay.
---Moira C Contact Details---