“ Brand: Paul's Boutique / Type: Purse „
I spotted this purse whilst in the queue waiting to pay at my local bank store and thought it was super cute. It was £15 which for the size, is quite expensive but for the brand was one of theri cheaper items and I thought it would be great to use over the christmas and new year period as a little purse in my clutch bag. Its quite small, (10cm x 8cm) so you can also chuck it in your coat pocket on a dash to the shops.
I bought the navy blue one but have since bought a bright pink one and a patent black one, and both were only £10 from Pauls Boutique online shop however these did not have the charms on.
The zip goes around 3/4 of the purse so your contents are very secure, and on the zip is the trademark charms. I personally take mine off as I am 31 now and the cherries, ice creams and pom poms dont really go with my image but nevertheless, they are a cute fun addition and are the main attraction to the brand for some people. This is what makes this brand so diversely attractive, I think that this purse minus the charms looks very smart with the nice leather and the gold plaque on the front and equally my sister who is 14 likes the purse also and may just be getting for in her stocking this Christmas!
Inside there is a sneaky hint of leopard print but mostly the inside is a snake skin design in the same colour as the purse so very subtle but very attractive too.
There is a space for your card but it is a very tight squeeze and I have lost a few false nails trying to pull the card from the slot so I wouldnt bother however you can still fit your card into the purse and then I use the slot for notes or train tickets (or even my front door yale key)
Despite the name, you cant fit alot of coins into the purse but its better than most and it hasnt ripped or torn under pressure yet and Im almost a year in so very impressed.
WHAT IS IT?
A coin purse from the Paul's Boutique brand.
My purse is royal blue and is a quilted leather look with one zip along the top. The purse is split into two sides so you can keep pound coins separate from silver and copper coins. It is very smooth and the zipper is finished with a large golden charm with beads and a link effect. The purse is small and only measures about 3 inches from end to end, I like the colour and style but dislike the very large metal plaque that says Paul's Boutique because this is not a brand I want to advertise so publicly my use of.
WHAT I THINK
This purse was only £9 and I think that's a good price, my last Paul's Boutique purse cost £25 and was of equal quality. I like the charms that are attached to the zipper but don't use them to open or close the purse because they don't feel like they are attached very well or strongly.
There are no card slots in the purse and the zipper opens straight across the top so you can't open the purse very wide, I wish it opened along three sides because when you are trying to take a certain coin out its harder when you can't get your fingers in properly.
I like that the purse wipes clean because it keeps it looking new for longer, I've had mine for about a year and it's still shiny clean with as good a shine as when I first bought it. A small part of the red lining has frayed in the corner but it hasn't got any worse and is only a small area so doesn't affect how it holds the coins. The quilting is only soft but it's effective in making the purse look bigger than it is and giving it a designer look, the same purse is available in yellow, black and pink but I think the blue is the nicest colour of all the ones on selection when I bought mine. I wouldn't want a matching bag but think the coin purse is worth the money.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
PAUL'S BOUTIQUE SMALL COIN PURSE - BLUSH COLOUR
Paul's Boutique is a famous brand that creates really unique and bright coloured bags and accessories with the signature keyring charms that make them stand out from the crowd. I also like this brand's products because the prices are accessible and especially the new collection has the most gorgeous designs.
The "Sofia Purse" line is from the current collection and includes the classic looking small coin purse design in a variety of vibrant colours: Blush (Pink), Turquoise, Plum (Purple), Tan, Navy, Mushroom, Emerald, Black and Electric Blue.
I purchased the coin purse in bright Pink colour (Blush shade) from asos.com. It was on sale so I bought it for only £ 7. The initial price was £ 10 and this is also the cost of the zip purse on the official Paul's Boutique site.
Normally, I use my medium sized wallet to carry everything: my money, cards, coins and notes, but if I put a lot of coins inside it hardly closes. I needed a coin purse, preferably one with a zipper for extra safety and I thought that this offer was a bargain. Additionally, the bright colours trend is top in this year's fashion magazines and this girly pink purse is very pretty and feminine.
It is a rectangular shaped coin purse, with dimensions 10cm x 8cm (Width x Height) with a zip closure that goes around the 3 sides of the purse. I purchased it in the Blush shade. The colour on the outside is vibrant pink with a snake effect finish. On the front side, there is a gold metal plate with the brand's logo that adds extra shine to this pretty purse.
The metallic zipper is golden, with a soft 12 cm ribbon-shaped puller attached to the external part of the pull tab. A clip-on-charm is also attached to the inner hole of the zipper pull clip. The charm has a mix of colourful plastic heart/moon and star-shaped designs hanging from golden chains. The puller and the charm provide assistance when pulling the zipper to open or close the purse and they make the zip-up quick and easy. The slider is very smooth and the zip purse opens into a multiple pouch inner compartment.
On the inside, the lining has a super-stylish animal print design mixed with faux snake details in pink. It is separated in 4 compartments: the 2 main parts for the coins are separated with the leopard print separator and there are also 2 small side pockets that I use as card slots. The purse has enough space for my cards, for coins and cash, keys, personal notes, lists and receipts.
It is also a gorgeous accessory. The compact design is amazing and very practical and also durable and spacey. It fits well in my bags and the pink colour is very feminine and perfect for the summer.
The material is soft and lovely. It is made from 100% polyurethane (PU) and it's very easy to clean with a wet cloth in the same way that we usually clean the handbags.
Thank you for reading!
I've been on a mission to try shopping "smarter" and really think about the purchases I make rather than just buying something because I like the look of it. I have a massive, bulky purse that I carry around with me day to day, and this has lots of organised spaces for money, cards, coupons, tickets, and whatever else I need to cram in there! The only downside to that is I don't like to take it on nights out with me as I am worried about losing all my important things, and it's just too darn big to fit nicely into my little clutch bags. I spotted the Paul's Boutique Zip-Around Coin Purse when I was shopping online, and thought that this would be perfectly suited to use for going out. It costs RRP £10.00 and I bought mine through www.ASOS.com, but you can browse and purchase from the full range at the official Paul's Boutique website, www.pauls-boutique.com.
Product description: "If you don't need your purse to carry your life but you always need it to look great, then we've created this zip-around purse just for you. With a subtle snake-effect finish and a gold metal plate logo against a rich material, all you need to do is take it out of your bag for instant sophistication."
The Paul's Boutique Zip-Around Purse has a neat and compact shape. It is slightly rectangular, measuring 8cm x 10cm. The outside is made of a faux leather material with a textured finish in a snakeskin design. The inside of the purse is neatly organised and has four sections where you can store your money etc. It is lined with a gorgeous satin feel material in a bold leopard print pattern, which adds a nice bit of detail to the overall look of the purse. This purse comes in a range of colours, and there are also different finishes to choose from such as imitation ostrich leather. I chose mine in classic black, but the other colours are a nice variety and you can choose from summery brights, or practical neutrals.
The purse has a gold coloured zip around the top and sides, and the zip pull is decorated with a tassel in colours to match the purse. It also came with a detachable charm decoration made of gold coloured chains and covered with colourful plastic charms. I removed this straight away, as I prefer having just the simple tassel as it has the practical function of making it easier to open the purse, and also it means that there are no dangly charms etc to get tangled up or damaged when carrying and using the purse. It also has a classy looking plaque on the front that is made of a shiny gold coloured metal and displays the Paul's Boutique logo.
The small size and slim shape of this purse means that it fits neatly inside all of my smaller evening bags. For peace of mind, I always transfer a minimum of things into this purse for night out, and only carry enough cash for that night, along with one debit card in case of emergency! I usually tend to have one section for notes, one section for coins, one section for my debit card, and then the other section is left unused. I have to concertina-fold my notes to get them to fit into the purse, but this isn't too much of a big deal, although it is more of a struggle to get my debit card to fit into the section properly as it is a tight squeeze, and needs a bit of wiggling to get in, and then a hefty pull to get it back out again. At least it's not going to fall out! This wouldn't be particularly practical if you were wanting to use the purse on a daily basis and needed to store several cards, as I don't think they would fit in properly and could be a bit awkward.
I've only used this purse occasionally due to only taking it with me when I'm using a small bag for nights out, so it has remained in excellent condition. The purse is very well made, with strong stitching and quality materials that have a nice tactile feel. I like the design as it's quite basic and stylish, but there are some simple touches that add that make it a bit more special, such as the gold plaque and the lovely lining material. I would definitely recommend this if you want a small size purse that is convenient to carry around without requiring a big roomy bag to store it in. I'm very happy with how this purse looks and would happily buy another Paul's Boutique product again.