Belle Reviews the Modalu Pippa Grab
Nov 15, 2011
This summer, Pippa Middleton was spotted carrying a Modalu handbag. The bag quickly sold out, and the company christened the re-released bag in her honor. But the popularity of the bag hasn’t waned, and shoppers wanting to purchase the bag need to get on a waiting list.
I’ve written about the Modalu bag before, but only in the abstract. Last month, my Mother asked for one for Christmas (I don’t like to guess what people want, I like to know. Certainty is king, holiday spirit be damned.), and I was happy to oblige. And let me tell you…seeing the bag in person, I don’t just love it, I worship it.
Like a lot of women, my biggest complaint about my handbag (a Rebecca Minkoff Mini-MAB) is that things tend to disappear into a void. And I hate rooting in my purse for my keys or my Blackberry and coming up empty handed.
Unlike most bags, the Modalu Pippa has separated pockets that make finding things a breeze. Place your wallet, keys and Blackberry in one pocket. Then put your other essentials (brush, lipstick, etc.) in the middle pocket. And the third pocket leaves room for your other belongings. (I, for one, think it is the perfect size for my iPad.)
While this bag may not be ideally-suited for all working women–you’d have a heck of a time fitting a pair of shoes in it–it is perfect for women who crave organization. The pockets are a game changer.
In person, this bag is beautiful. It is well-crafted, and the size is perfection. The bag is about the same size as a Minkoff MAB, but thinner.
I adore the Pippa Medium Grab Bag by Modalu so much that my Mother is extremely lucky that I don’t need another black handbag. But never fear, I just ordered the cognac one.
What?!? I don’t own a brown purse. This purchase is essential.