You walk into a store, and despite your best efforts, you suddenly find yourself in the handbag aisle. You try to convince yourself that you have enough purses at home, but that teal one looks just like a purse you saw on Pinterest.
If you’ve ever found yourself in a similar situation, you may have need of a cure for your purse-buying problem. The doctor’s prescription? Miche bags.
The Pros of Owning a Miche
I received a Miche bag at one of my early teen birthday parties, and ever since, I’ve been able towalk pass purse sections at stores with nothing more than a careless glance. Although I can appreciate the cuteness of a fashion purse or the expensiveness of a Louis Vuitton, my Miche bag offers me the perfect mixture of variety, practicality, and sophistication. (Actually, I’ve never actually seen a Louis Vuitton—I don’t usually hang out in a crowd that carries around $1800 handbags.)
I regularly receive comments on my Miche bag.
“I just love your purse!”
“Is that one of those—oh, you know—those special kind of bags?”
I should have a commission from Miche, because after compliments like these, I rattle off the benefits of the Miche.
“It comes in four different sizes. You can change out the cover whenever you want, getting a different color without ever having to move the contents of your purse. See, it’s magnetic!” And then I pull off the purse cover and snap it back on in the space of three seconds, amazing my audience.
I sometimes joke that my Miche is bottomless like Mary Poppins’s bag. Even though I have the smallest size, I’m always amazed how much stuff I can pack in there. I regularly carry my wallet, pepper spray, Kleenex—well, you get the picture. Sometimes, I even carry my camera, which is slightly bigger than a normal point-and-shoot. The petite size makes you keep a fairly light load, but even my mom, who always seemed to carry a First-Aid station, make-up bottles, and nearly everything you might possibly need in an emergency, was able to down-size to a petite Miche.
Although I haven’t had personal experience with the larger sizes, I’ve heard reliable witnesses say that the biggest size makes a fantastic diaper bag. It makes perfect sense, since you can switch from boy to girl colors as the need arises. They also provide enough room to carry big cameras and lenses.
However, every honest and balanced reviewer must also give the downside of the product she reviews.
The Cons to Owning a Miche
Downside #1: Occasionally, if you come in contact with another magnetic substance, like railing at an airport, one side of your Miche bag might flip down. The problem can be remedied within a msplit second, but you might look around nervously to see if anyone else is staring and wondering if their eyes had just deceived them. However, if you don’t attract blonde moments like flowers attract honeybees, you’ll probably never have this problem. It has only happened to me a handful of times, and blonde moments love me.
Downside #2: You will always be debating about the next purse cover you’d like whenever you get a catalog or pass a Miche booth at the fair. They’re all irresistibly adorable.
But the benefits of Miche bags far outweigh these downsides. If you find another cover you absolutely love, all you have to do is put it on your birthday wish list and wait. It’s a great gift idea as well, because after you give someone the Miche shell and her first cover, you’ll always have the option of giving her more Miche covers in the future.
When you get tired of one color, all you have to do is grab out another one, and voila! You have a new purse, but without the hassle of moving all of your purse-ly goods.
Also, you gain a camaraderie with other Miche owners. Whenever I see another woman with a Miche bag (which is almost every other trip to town), I immediately admire her good taste. And I try to resist the urge to point her attention to my fellow Miche bag and give her a thumbs-up. Because that might seem awkward.
As mentioned previously, the Miche bag also helps you resist the temptation to buy more purses. It’s sort of like getting married to a handbag. You can think other handbags are good-looking, but you wouldn’t dream of liking them better than your own beloved Miche.
If you aren’t already convinced that Miches are the best invention of the century, just go to the website and look around. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with them as much as I have. Before you know it, you too will be a walking saleswoman everywhere you go.
About the Author
Jessica is a girl of many talents. She is lover of literature, long books and of the art of public speaking. She is currently pursuing higher education. You can read occasional thoughts on books, music and movies on her blog, Jessica Harps On.