MORE Japan July 2012 Issue

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MORE Japan July 2012
I'd been keeping a look out for this particular issue of MORE magazine to be available in Kinokunya, because I wanted to get the Agnes b. freebie included in it. :) It was time for my old bag to be 'retired' because the PU leather on it was starting to flake off and looked really gross. =X


Included in the July issue was the Agnes b. Voyage GWP plus a trio sample of Asience hair products. As per usual, the Japanese magazine GWPs were meticulously wrapped and packaged in cardboard and plastic showing the labels.



The bag itself is made of a dark blue - almost black - sturdy material similar to canvas, with the signature Agnes b. pattern of stars dotted all over the surface. There is a small pocket compartment on the outside of the bag, which can be handy to slip in a packet of tissue or a small notebook.


The inside is surprisingly roomy, with several compartments/pockets. There are a total of 5 inner pockets. The inside of the bag is lined using waterproof material in a striking red-orange colour, which is great, because it can be pretty hard to find your stuff inside a bag that is completely black, lol.


The bag itself is about half the size of the magazine, with dimensions measuring approximately 15 x 22 x 7cm. The best thing about this GWP is that the bag has a zipper closure. If you've read my other posts on GWPs, you will know that I prefer those with zippers, as I feel that my items will be safer. Button closure or exposed bags are a risky thing when walking the streets of Malaysia, especially the Klang Valley. ^^"

The iPhone was placed on top for size estimation purposes.

This copy of MORE magazine was purchased from Kinokuniya, and retails at RM46.25 before discount.

14 comments

Angeline Ng said...

niceee :D

Sunmi Unnie@Patsy said...

such a cute bag..^_^

LauraLeia said...

Angeline: :D Thanks!

Sunmi: Yes it is. :) Thanks for dropping by! :D

Laura said...

Gorgeous bag! What a great thing for a magazine to offer!

Camy said...

OMG i love the bagggg

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

wow the magazine is pricy enough to include the bag ><

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LauraLeia said...

Laura: That's why I love Japanese magazines! But the prices are pretty marked up compared to their original price in JPY. >_<

Camy: Hehe thanks! :)

FiSh: I just think of it as buying the bag and getting the magazine free HAHAHA! XD

Merryn said...

iPhone? All i see is a camera >_<

Joey said...

Japanese magazines are always so generous with the gifts, but then I feel sometimes that's reflected in their prices. Then again, we definitely cannot get Agnes B for such a low price.

Btw, do update us on the eyelash perming...how long it lasted etc :)

LauraLeia said...

Merryn: Hahaha paiseh, that's my iPhone casing. XD

Joey: Yup, it's terribly overpriced here in Malaysia, but i guess it's better when you think of it as buying the GWP and getting the magazine, LOL. Okay, will do an update sometime this week on the longevity of the eyelash perm. :)

saltvinegar said...

At least this looks like a pretty good buy. Less than. Rm50 for an Agnes B.. Haha no complaints la.. I just wish they'd be a bit more creative with the freebies since I now have a million bags and pouches

LauraLeia said...

saltvinegar: Haha, yes, this one was worth the price because it's a lot better than some of the others. I expected it to be in the RM70+ range. I guess there's not much choice for magazine freebies? XD Would be great if they'd have clothes as GWPs though!

Maii said...

Such a cute bag ! Time to hunt it at taobao ~ Haha, much cheaper if you buy there :D

LauraLeia said...

Maii: I've seen quite a few of the GWP bags sold on Taobao. :D But i still prefer buying them with the magazine coz i prefer the 'original', haha!