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It’s been a couple of weeks since I last blogged.

I haven’t been on any amazing holiday or been sick or without internet.

I just needed some time out to not have to think about what I wanted to write or take photos or find the time to blog.

I have a full time job, a gorgeous family and friends and sometimes I just get tired trying to fit everything in. To be honest sometimes I think I suck at all of the juggling – I get distracted and neglect the ones I love the most.

So for last few weeks I have done nothing on the blog – if I could have put up one of those ‘Gone Fishing’ signs on the front page I would have. Not that I went fishing but you get the idea.

I’ve enjoyed not having to find time to blog – something I usually do on a week night.

I could spend the time talking and watching movies with the family (one of our favourite pastimes and even more since hubby bought a huge tv, its a bit like having our own private cinema in the house).

And I KNOW that hubby has enjoyed no make that LOVED not having to be my resident long suffering photographer.

It’s the start of a new month and while I’ve enjoyed my blog holiday I’m itching to dive back into it.

So for my first blog back I thought I’d share my experience of my first (and I’m sure not last) purchase from Mon Purse.

I should say up front that I have a serious weakness for handbags and leather ones especially. So I was excited to discover Mon Purse on Instagram.

I was nervous about spending a decent amount of money on a bag I had never seen in the flesh. But I got past this as select Myers stock Mon Purse bags, pouches, wallets and phone cases. They also have samples of the leathers, hardware’s and the different monogram colours.

I went into Myer in the city and checked out all the options and also the different types and sizes of bags available.

You can purchase a ready made model or design and order your bag at Myer – they also can do embossing in store.

So what is so special about Mon Purse handbags compared to the hundreds of others that are out in the market. For me it is the ability to completely customise your own handbag.

You can choose:

  • style of bag
  • leather type – smooth, grainy, suede, ostrich embossed, vegetable tanned, crocodile embossed or animal print.
  • colours
  • up to 2 different types and or colour leathers included in price
  • hardware – gold, silver, rose gold or gun metal
  • monogram
  • suede colour lining

Hubby and I are going on a holiday to China in October/November and I’ve been searching for the perfect bag to take with me. Up until now I couldn’t find it – I wanted a black bag that had handles as well as a long strap, plenty of room and preferably rose gold hardware.

So that is exactly what I designed.

I choose grainy black leather for the majority of the bag with black suede along the zip enclosure, rose gold hardware including studs on the base, tan suede lining, luggage tag and rose gold monogram initials.


Now when you choose the design your own option you have to be prepared for a 4 week wait as your bag is made. If you don’t want to wait they also have many pre-made bags, pouches, wallets and phone cases that you can choose from and just add monogramming to.

I ordered my bag on the Vogue Shopping Night so received 20% off my entire order.

I ordered a stock colour phone case with embossing and received it a week later. My bag took just over 4 weeks to receive and during that wait time I could track the progress of my order online.

I was very happy with customer service – I forgot to add the metal studs to the bottom of the bag and emailed a couple of week after placing my order, they came straight back to me and arranged for the studs to be added.

So my verdict – I found the whole process quite stress free, yes the price of the bag ($499.00 – Standard size bowler) is not cheap but I’m really pleased with the quality and the ability to customise it, I choose a classic style and colour that for me will mean many years of use.

* This bag was not gifted but this post does contains affiliate links, which means if you click to buy the item, I earn a little commission but you don’t pay any extra.


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  • My love of good quality handbags is very real. I refuse to compromise – call me a snob, I just don’t mind. Love this concept, designing my dream bag is very appealing. Thanks for introducing me to this idea…you already know where my fingers will be heading next don’t you? Yep, for a sticky beak at the website. Great post xxx