Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Book or A Bag? (Part II)

♫ INFINITE - 내꺼하자 Be Mine (Remix Ver.)

I have a love for both books and bags, so what better than something quirky and cute that combines the best of both worlds? ;)

If you've read or come across my previous post, you'll probably know that sometimes, things are not what they seem.
This would look perfect in my (future) personal library.
Okay, if you haven't figured it out already - it's a bag. A bag that looks like a book. (⌒▽⌒)☆ This was purchased during my recent Taobao haul, and I can honestly say that it's one of the best purchases I've made from Taobao so far.

Literally a vintage book bag
With the straps hidden inside, it looks remarkably like a vintage book (albeit a very thick one). Open the flap, and you'll see that it has two magnetic closures (slightly misaligned on one side), which isn't exactly the most secure for a shoulder bag, but makes for easy accessibility of items inside. The design is printed on the front and 'spine' of the bag, but none on the back.

Double magnetic closure
Plain back view
In terms of size, it's not particularly big. It's a bit smaller than your average magazine or A4-size paper, so it can't really fit a lot of items inside. That said, it can still contain a wallet, phone, keys, tissue, compact powder, lip gloss and probably a compact powder, which is more than enough for me on normal days, haha!
Size comparison with ViVi magazine
The inside is lined with PG Mall's own yellow monogrammed fabric, which was a nice touch. It has a zippered compartment as well as two inner pockets at the sides. I like light-coloured inner linings for bags, as it's easier to locate items compared to rummaging around in a black bag. Spares you that little panic attack when you can't find your phone/keys/wallet, lol.

Interior of the bag
Fits basic items with room to spare!
Here's a comparison pic between the first book-bag and this one. The new one definitely looks much more realistic. (¬‿¬) It is quite sturdy, and won't lose its shape. However, the surface is slightly spongy and made from PU material, so you'll have to be careful not to scratch it.
Old vs new
Supposed to use it for Chinese New Year but I just couldn't resist using it on some of my recent shopping days. (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜

Many of you have asked me for the link to the bag. I'll be nice and give you the link to it - here. You can thank me by leaving a comment below. You're welcome. :P

A book or a bag?
Overall, I'm super pleased with this purchase because the quality is good, and the design is really unique. I have a weakness for quirky items like this, plus it's handy for everyday use, so I'll definitely get a lot of use out of this bag. (。✪‿✪。)

11 comments:

Mieza Everdeen said...

as a book lover, i really like this book bag! it looks perfect and pretty at the same time ^_^

Bijin Blair said...

Much as I like the design, it's a bit too small for me. I like to bring everything including my kitchen sink around hahaha

Momodicted said...

I think the bag is so gorgeous!!! And it actually carries a lot more than I thought. I almost bought one of those for the summer, but I wasn't sure it was big enough.

Nadia Shrl said...

I thought it was a book! So unique design leh...
I'm a big bag person...I carry a lot of stuff so it won't suit me. But it really suits u though. =)

Beverly ◦● べバリー●◦ said...

OMG!! Bookworm obsessions!!! I love the bagggg!!!!

ZHOUYEN ジョエン said...

what a unique bag!
plus i think the size is not bad since it can fit your basic needs in it! :>

Seereena R said...

love the bag !


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Asep Haryono said...

Hello there

Just visiting to your blog for the very first time. I need more time to read some of your awesome articles regarding make up , fashions, and traveling as well.

I will be back again real soon. I just cannot wait to read this article again and again. In general I love the bag and the book all at once.

Thanks again for the Link. I will find out more from the link.

I love Kuala Lumpur :)
Miss them so much


Asep Haryono
Indonesia

Sakuranko said...

Oh so lovely and cute bag is very pretty!
xx

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This bag is so cool! Definitely checking it out :)

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Emi ♡ 恵美 said...

That is one of the cutest bags I've seen ^^

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