For the Purse Minimalist and the Purse Addict – Miche Bags – Review

Until just very recently I was a purse minimalist.  I had my one “mom bag” and that was all.  I didn’t see the point in more bags.  As a busy mom on the go I just didn’t see the practicality in matching your bag to your clothes.  I’d be always having to dump out and repack my purse.  Knowing me that would be disastrous as I’d be sure to forget to repack important things like my wallet, keys, or the diapers.  No, one “mom bag” was fine with me.

Then I read about Miche and knew I needed to try their bags.  Miche addresses the concerns of both the bag minimalist and the bag addict (and everyone in between, too).  Miche bags are unique in that they consist of a base bag that fits perfectly inside an interchangeable shell.  The shell stays securely in place with cleverly concealed magnents.

I mentioned that I read about Miche, but that wasn’t the first time I’d heard of them.  I have actually known about Miche bags for quite a while.  I remember passing their little kiosk in a local mall in Utah.  That was years ago and then they only had one, maybe two, styles of bags that I can recall.  Since those beginnings Miche has grown and expanded their line to include something (or many somethings) for every woman.  Their interchangeable bags range in size from the “Petite” to the “Prima“.  And there are dozens of shells to choose from within each of those sizes.

I chose the Prima bag with the Kendall and Allie shells.  I chose the Prima because, even though my youngest is almost 2 I still have to carry around a lot of stuff in my purse (like a change of clothes for the little one…just in case).  The inside of the bag is spacious enough for me to fit 2 cloth diapers, a pair of toddler sized pants, a couple toys, and then the usual purse stuff.  I still have enough room for some drinks and snacks for the kids.

The shells are beautiful and I appreciate how stylish and versatile they are.  The Kendal bag looks great with my Sunday clothes, but it also looks good with jeans and a nice shirt.  The bright yellow Allie shell compliments my more casual looks.

Prima Base bag with the Kendal Shell

Prima Base with Allie shell

The quality of the bags is on par with what I’d expect for the price range.  The outer shells are made to look like leather but are man-made materials.  I’m not overly impressed with the quality of the shoulder straps that come with the purse, but those can be interchanged with other straps if I need. The shells wipe clean very easily and are really quite beautiful.  I love that both the inner base bag and the outer shell have pockets.   The inside organization was well thought out as there are pockets for credit cards, a zippered pocket, and a few other various pockets to keep you organized.

Buy It:

Miche base bags start at $21.95 for the Petite Base bag and range to $44.95 for the Prima and Demi base bags.  Miche Shells range in price from $17.95 to $49.95.

 

Disclosure: I was provided the above mentioned products, by the PR company, at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.

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Comments

  1. I love the Veronica!!!
  2. LOVE These!
  3. I love the Rihanna shell!!! [email protected]
  4. I really like the Rihanna shell.
  5. I love the Neisha!
  6. I love the hope shell!
  7. i really like Neisha
  8. kindra baron says:
    I love the neisha & donna shells! Kindra [email protected]
  9. Love, Love, Love!!! You lucky girl :).
  10. I would have to say the Adrianna, Kali, and Dona. I don't know which one!
  11. JHollyhock (aka Jennifer) says:
    These are so cute! Hope, Alyssa, Elizabeth and Charlotte. Couldn't choose just one. :-) That was in the Classic. In the Prima I really liked Delilah.
  12. Annmarie W. says:
    I love the Cassie!
  13. Jeni Monroe says:
    I like Lulu and Paige
  14. Carrie Phelps says:
    I love the Hope shell.
  15. I like Cassie and Morgan
  16. I can't get their website to load, but from what I can see on their Facebook page I really like Donna and Rosalyn.
  17. Kendal is awesome
  18. Darlene Owen says:
    All the shells are beautiful I especially liked the Argyle Brown.
  19. I love the Oakley.
  20. Darlene Owen says:
    I entered your Tonka Roadway Rigs giveaway
  21. Debbie jackson says:
    love the veronica and gfc debijackson
  22. Fun! I really like that silver shell case.
  23. Joy Newlan says:
    Reyna
  24. Ashley Hatten says:
    These bags look awesome! Love the Kendal shell! ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com
  25. I love the Nikki shell!
  26. kelly schirado says:
    love Morgan
  27. I like the Reese shell.
  28. I like the Cassie shell.
  29. I like the Veronica shell.
  30. Jackie Craig says:
    I love the Valerie Prima Shell. . . lovely!!!! [email protected]
  31. I like the Lynn shell. crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com
  32. I entered your Tonka Fire Rescue Roadway Rig giveaway
  33. LOVE the Delilah shell!!!! :)
  34. Entered your Tonka giveaway.
  35. I commented here: http://ohsosavvymom.com/2011/12/easy-and-elegant-christmas-wreath-diy/#comment-21284
  36. Marilyn Wons says:
    The Adrian is my favorite shell (classic). I simply love it!
  37. These ae big enough for a weekend away from home!
  38. I would get the Prima base bag with the Rhianna or Hope or Lexi LOL! I am not sure!!
  39. The Lexi kport207 at gmail dot com
  40. I like the Charlotte shell.
  41. I entered your Tonka Roadway Rig Giveaway
  42. renee walters says:
    I love the Rihanna shell! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway! Renee Walters [email protected]
  43. Tari Lawson says:
    I like the Leah.
  44. My favorite shell is the Jocelynne
  45. I love the Chelsey shell
  46. i like the morgan bag brittneydejajason at gmail dot com
  47. carla garcia says:
    i like the kendal
  48. carla garcia says:
    i entered the tonka giveaway
  49. Joyanna
  50. I like the shell Dawn
  51. I like the Lisa Shell. [email protected]
  52. I like the Morgan shell
  53. I like the laney shell a lot.
  54. Danai Rinacke says:
    Gentry is my favorite. Thanks!
  55. patricia skinner says:
    In the Prima I like the Raegan Shell.
  56. I love the new Gentry~
  57. Love the Classic Elizabeth
  58. I love the Kandi petite shell--great color!
  59. Amanda Kinder says:
    I like the Hope (red) shell.
  60. deliliah
  61. Patricia Edwards says:
    I would love to win a Miche Bag!
  62. I love the Janice shell!
  63. My favorite is the Delilah shell. Thanks. partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com
  64. Jody Sisson says:
    I like the Stella Shell.
  65. I like the Kali shell.
  66. I really like the Lauren shell, and not JUST because it's my name. :)
  67. I like the Sharon Shell
  68. Kelly Britton says:
    Neisha is my favorite. Thank you for the opportunity! :)
  69. Mindy Muellenborn says:
    The LUCY shell is my favorite.
  70. My favorite is Cleo. AndreaH davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com
  71. Patty Niedert says:
    I love the Valerie shell
  72. I love the Charlotte, Arianna and Rihanna Shell
  73. I like the Rihanna shell!!! Dawn http://www.cheapisthenewclassy.com
  74. Colleen Ruk. says:
    i really like the Lexi!
  75. Nicole Gentry-Kimberlin says:
    I love the Prima with the Allie shell, but I also love Delilah!
  76. Betty Baez says:
    i really love the oakley and hope shells
  77. I like Kendall
  78. I like the Rihanna shell
  79. I like the prima shell named cassie
  80. Love the rosalyn!! kelseylouiseapley at gmail dot com
  81. My favorite shell is Savannah
  82. Robin Quick says:
    My favorite is shell is the Charlotte
  83. I like the Donna shell I entered the Tonka Firetruck giveaway email for your newsletter is bethany333(at)hotmail(dot)com
  84. I like the Karen shell
  85. Lynn shell!! Monica Gutierrez [email protected]
  86. I like the Raegan shell
  87. Jennifer C says:
    I like the Lucy shell.
  88. Colleen Ruk. says:
    entered shout stain remover
  89. Kathryn C. says:
    Entered the Tonka Giveaway. katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com
  90. jennifer lane says:
    The Sherry is my favorite shell
  91. Silvia would be my choice.
  92. i love the sharon demi shell! danielle b ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com
  93. Kelly Commerford says:
    The Delilah Shell... kcthelush at yahoo dot com
  94. I like the classic base bag in black and the Naomi and the Alyssa shells
  95. Susan Smith says:
    I like the Naomi shell
  96. My favorite shell is the Chelsey shell. alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com
  97. Kristy Thiel says:
    I love the Oakley shell! thanks for hosting!
  98. Monique Rizzo says:
    I like the adrian shell. Thanks for the chance. [email protected]
  99. Jill Myrick says:
    My favorite is the Vera Shell. jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com
  100. Sarah Matos says:
    Love the Oakley Shell! [email protected]
  101. Jennifer R says:
    I like the Kendal shell. reejen at comcast dot net
  102. My favorite is the Rihanna prima shell.
  103. I like the hope purses!
  104. I like the Jean shell.
  105. Entered Red Gold giveaway
  106. I like the Naomi shell.
  107. amy warren says:
    i love the adrianna and the delilah shells.
  108. I like the Lucy Shell.
  109. Kimmie Barnes says:
    I love the neisha Kimmie Barnes [email protected]
  110. Prima Cleo
  111. the Rihanna shellis my fav
  112. My favourite shell is the PRIMA "Morgan". http://www.michebag.com/products/prima-shells/morgan outofthemist AT gmail DOT com
  113. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:
    Elizabeth vmkids3 at msn dot com
  114. Judith Bayer says:
    I'm loving the kendall
  115. Angela Winesburg says:
    Love the Laney shell
  116. Would love to add Alexandra to my collection!
  117. I like the Liz Shell
  118. I love the Sophie Shell bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com
  119. black and white breast cancer awareness shell is my fave
  120. I like the Lisa Demi Shell Thank you for hosting this giveaway Louis pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com
  121. I like the valarie shell stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net
  122. Cathy Wallace says:
    My favorite is the Lexi
  123. Love the Ella kcoud33 at gmail dot com
  124. Entered Zeo giveaway
  125. I love the melody shell,
  126. I really love the Leah shell! :)
  127. The Camilla Shell is my favorite!
  128. Katie Bourke says:
    I like the Adrian shell.
  129. Nancy Meyer says:
    My favorite is the ebony shell. nancymeyer1 at gmail.com
  130. Karen Farrow says:
    I like the Cinthia
  131. I like the Kandi Shell.
  132. Julie Lynn Bickham says:
    I like the Karie shell.
  133. I like the Neisha shell
  134. Penny Kathleen says:
    My favorite shell is Cassie.
  135. melissa miller says:
    i like the Gentry
  136. Lucy Schwartz says:
    Under the Prima Base I like the Adrianna the best but Karen and Kathryn are also lovely.
  137. Love the Lexi and the Vanessa.
  138. The Mindi classic shell.
  139. I entered the Red Gold tomatoes giveaway.
  140. Angela Cisco says:
    My favorite is Eden
  141. joseph gersch jr says:
    i lvoe the Rihanna
  142. i like the Rihanna
  143. i really like the Donna
  144. I really like the Raegan shell!
  145. Been drooling over these purses for years!!! Hard to choose just one, but if I had to, have to go with the Vanessa. Thanks for the chance :)
  146. Lisa Garner says:
    I love the Violet shell!!
  147. Lisa Garner says:
    I'm subscribed to your emails with lisalmg25 at gmail dot com
  148. Christina Sparks says:
    Sherry
  149. I love the natasha shell!
  150. My favorite shell is the Alexandra. I looks like tiger print.
  151. mary gardner says:
    i like the Deidre shell marygardner49 at aol dot com
  152. christina moore says:
    I really like the Rihanna shell I entered the Candle of choice from Hanna's Candles
  153. Shirley Pebbles says:
    My favorite shell is the ebony fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski twitter/ daveshir2005 google+/ shirley pebbles
  154. kathy pease says:
    i love the Adrianna
  155. Jessica Anderson says:
    My favorite is the Adrian shell. [email protected]
  156. kathy pease says:
    entered 2 Shout Free Stain Remover
  157. I like the vera shell jofo120 at yahoo dot com
  158. I like the Vanessa
  159. I love the Neisa shell. So simple and professional!
  160. Juana Esparza says:
    I like the Veronica shell. jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com
  161. I love the Kandace lindacarol6atgmaildotcom
  162. like the Elizabeth classic shell brich22 at earthlink dot net
  163. subscribe to you via email with ardy22 at earthlink dot net brich22 at earthlink dot net
  164. I really like the Christa shell: http://www.michebag.com/products/shells/christa dhsauers(at)gmail.com
  165. I also entered your Zeo giveaway dhsauers(at)gmail.com
  166. love the Hope shell
  167. Entered Shout Giveaway - no blank on the entry claim to put this info
  168. I love the Rihanna shell.
  169. Jackie Griebel says:
    I like the Rihanna shell
  170. Jackie Griebel says:
    Entered party theme pack
  171. I love the Elizabeth classic shell!
  172. I entered the Red Gold tomatoes giveaway
  173. I like the Cassie shell.
  174. I entered the Shout giveaway.
  175. Stephanie Grant says:
    Love the Reese Classic Shell
  176. Vanessa is my favorite shell.
  177. Rihanna shell
  178. Taralyn Gilbert says:
    I love the Demi purse and the gentry shell.
  179. I entered the theme party pack
  180. i like the Rihanna shell the bestest!!
  181. I like the prima base with the lexi shell
  182. Jessica Snook says:
    My favorite is Lucy.
  183. I am liking the Dani Shell gmissycat at yahoo dot com
  184. Pamela Halligan says:
    I love the Mekenna shell. Perfect for me.
  185. Hello, I like the Sharon Demi shell. Thanks for a great giveaway!
  186. I really like the kendal shell. This is such a cool idea!
  187. I entered your Variety six pack of Red Gold Tomato Products on 1/3. Thanks!
  188. Sherry S. says:
    I like the Katheryn.
  189. molli mc. g. says:
    I like Raegan (prima), and Lisa (demi)
  190. Kim O'Hanlon (Contest KAO) says:
    I like the Parker. Thanks.
  191. My favorite shell is Katheryn ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!
  192. I also entered the Red Gold Tomato Products giveaway You didn't leave an extra info box on the Rafflecopter form.
  193. Your Rafflecopter Terms and Conditions says the giveaway is over: "Open to residents of the US, and will end Jan. 1st at 12:01 am ET."
  194. I love the heidi shell! [email protected]
  195. Julie Lundstrom says:
    I like the Jocelynn bag.
  196. Theresa Jenkins says:
    Vanessa
  197. susie lee wiener says:
    ;luv the lynn shell. swiener[at]tampabay.rr.com
  198. Oh I like the Raye! coriwestphal at msn dot com
  199. Aimee Ebbs says:
    I love the Amber! I have always wanted one of these!!
  200. I am a handbag junkie, these look so fun.
  201. entered tomatoes
  202. entered party supply
  203. Love the petite bag! Very cool idea!
  204. Susan Rodriguez says:
    I like the Jayma shell
  205. I like the Vanessa shell the best!
  206. I love the Delilah! musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com
  207. i like lots of them...but the oakleyis pretty! *kelly [email protected]
  208. Love the Rosalyn!
  209. I love the Ceceila!
  210. tina reynolds says:
    I really like the jennifer
  211. Marysa N. says:
    I like the Lucy! Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com
  212. stacy norris says:
    I.like Miley
  213. Bee Casagrand says:
    I love the Eden one! What a pretty color. beecasagrand at gmail dot com
  214. Helen Marie Jones says:
    I love the Neisha.
  215. mary fallon says:
    i like the Camilla bag [email protected]
  216. Crystal Mexico says:
    I like the Classic Black base with the Charlotte shell
  217. Mary Baker says:
    I love the Jennifer shell!
  218. Julie Lundstrom says:
    https://twitter.com/#!/AutismMomofSon/status/155877876401573888 Daily tweet.
  219. wendy wallach says:
    i like the donna madamerkf at aol dot com
  220. I like the Chelsey shell the best! Thanks for the giveaway!
  221. rebecca brown says:
    My favs would have to be the rihanna and oakley!
  222. I love the Donna shell!
  223. twittered giveaway
  224. Monica Collins-Vanness-Lightfoot says:
    I love the Silvia!
  225. Jillian for prima bags
  226. Krissy Daniels says:
    Neisha
  227. Mary Baker says:
    I Tweeted again: marybaker112 Mary Baker #Win a @MicheDotCom Bag and 2 Interchangeable Shells (ARV $145)! @OhSoSavvyMom #giveaway (US) End 1/9 ohsosavvymom.com/2011/12/for-th… 1 minute ago Favorite Reply Delete
  228. I like Kandi petite shell
  229. Casey Sandefur says:
    My fav is the Lucy!?!?!
  230. i like the delilah
  231. My favorite shell is the petite shell Vera hot neon pink. internationalfreebies [AT] gmail [DOT] com
  232. Delilah
  233. I like the Hope shell
  234. I love the hope shell
  235. Veronica Garrett says:
    I love the Allie Prima Shell.
  236. valerie
  237. I like the Chelsea shell! textbookmommy at gmail dot com
  238. Love all of them can't pick
  239. Katheryn is my favorite.
  240. Rebecca Niehaus says:
    My favorite is the Janine shell
  241. kelly mcgrew says:
    Lucerne for Classic! thanks for the chance!